Posts with the category “devotions”

When I See The Sky, I See God
by Daisy Davis on February 19th, 2024
When I look at the sky, I always think of God. It is the one thing that instantly draws me closer to Him. There is nothing more mysterious or as beautiful to me as the magic of space.  Read More
A God Who Has Everything
by Daisy Davis on February 16th, 2024
Our lives are meant to be offered as a gift to God. It is the only way that we can express our fullest gratitude for all that God has given to us freely. . . .  Read More
Memorials For The Marathon
by Dave Shepardson on February 15th, 2024
You must build memorials for the marathon in your life. There must be pillars in your life that you can look back to and say, “THAT’S why I’m still running the race. That’s why I’m still serving Jesus – because of the great things he’s done in my life.”  Read More
Agape Love Sacrifices
by Dave Shepardson on February 14th, 2024
Agape love is the supernatural love of God, living through your life to others for the good of others, expecting nothing in return.  Read More
Practicing Love
by Daisy Davis on February 12th, 2024
As Christians, Godly love is a skill we need to strengthen with daily practice. We must learn and train ourselves to do everything with love. . . .  Read More
A Deceitful Life
by Daisy Davis on February 9th, 2024
Honesty is one of the most crucial characteristics of being a Christian because it comes with aligning ourselves and our lives with the truth of Jesus Christ. To know and walk with God earnestly is to tear down the walls of dishonesty. . . .   Read More
God Is Big Enough To Handle You
by Daisy Davis on February 8th, 2024
I spent many years being angry with God. I was hurt by the church and hurt by other Christians, and I took my anger out on God. And, although I’m not proud of it, deep down, I knew that God was big enough to handle my anger . . .  Read More
Living In The Gap
by Daisy Davis on February 5th, 2024
We are living in intimidating times. Some days, it seems that the world is consumed with evil. As Christians, we are being called to stand in the gap and tell the world the truth about who God is and who we are as creation. . . .  Read More
The Way He Sees Me
by Daisy Davis on February 2nd, 2024
I have wasted so much of my life not feeling “good enough” (whatever that even means). I have skipped meals, parties, and big life events because I’ve felt too fat. I’ve avoided speaking up and sharing my perspective at important times because I didn’t feel smart or my ideas didn’t feel significant. . . .  Read More
Follow Hard After Christ
by Dave Shepardson on February 1st, 2024
Our life with Christ, the race that we run with Christ, is all about the battle between the flesh and the spirit. . . If you want the spirit to overcome the flesh, then you’ve got to train the spirit and feed the spirit.  Read More
Rooting For The Underdog
by Daisy Davis on January 31st, 2024
There is something so special about an underdog. Everyone wants to root for someone who is desperate for a victory. . . .  Read More
Ears to Hear
by Dave Shepardson on January 30th, 2024
The phrase “ears to hear” is a figure of speech. Anyone who has a heart willing to receive. That “ears to hear” means a heart that’s willing to receive what God has to say. Ready and anxious to hear from God and receive God’s Word.  Read More
Processing Emotions
by Daisy Davis on January 29th, 2024
It’s easy to be in a good mood and respond well when we are thriving and happy. But as you look at your week, . . . consider how you will respond to people and circumstances when things aren’t going well.  Read More
New Things
by Daisy Davis on January 26th, 2024
As we reflect on our time spent with God this week, it’s important to ask what God is trying to show us and the ways in which he has spoken to us.  Read More
Fighting Battles
by Daisy Davis on January 25th, 2024
God is always bigger than any battle we face, and he has come to conquer the darkness with his light.   Read More
Faith Transfer
by Dave Shepardson on January 24th, 2024
What Jesus did in the storm was give the Disciples a faith transfer. The Disciples believed more in the power of the storm than they believed in the power of the Savior. . . .  Read More
Silenced by Jesus
by Dave Shepardson on January 23rd, 2024
A legion of demons versus a word from the Lord. And every demon obeys, down to the last one—every demon. And this submission to Jesus is dramatically proven by two thousand pigs floating like bath toys in the Sea of Galilee.   Read More
The Importance of Godly Decision Making
by Daisy Davis on January 22nd, 2024
When I was a teenager, my dad — like every good dad — warned me about the importance of making wise decisions. . . .  Read More
God vs. Blender
by Daisy Davis on January 19th, 2024
Today, I learned that blenders can explode for no reason and catch your paper towel holder on fire. Don’t worry, I’m fine. My blender, however, is toast. . . .  Read More
When The Walls Are Closing In
by Daisy Davis on January 17th, 2024
Sometimes, life can make us feel like we’re stuck between a rock and a hard place — stuck in a lion’s den, trapped in a fiery furnace, lost in a stormy sea, or nailed to a cross. David knew how it felt to be chased, attacked, and persecuted on all sides. . . .  Read More
by Dave Shepardson on January 16th, 2024
Paul’s relationship with Christ set his joy, so his circumstances could never change his joy. In fact, the worse the circumstances were, the more he was motivated to deepen his relationship with Christ. Which, through an ever-deepening relationship with Christ, his rest, his peace, and his joy were deepened.   Read More
by Daisy Davis on January 15th, 2024
When I was little, I had a very difficult time controlling my temper. My dad used to tell me I needed to learn how to be “even-keeled” in life and not let my circumstances or other people impact me to the point where it got me into trouble. . . .  Read More
Transformation - This is The Way
by Tricia Reardon on January 12th, 2024
All of God’s love toward us, all of his thoughts toward us, all of his plans for us – all revolve around transforming us more and more into his image.  Read More
Abba, Father
by Dave Shepardson on January 10th, 2024
You have a Heavenly Father who is the perfect Father. . . If you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior today, then God promises you in his Word that you have been adopted and that you can now call him Abba Father.  Read More
Are You Feasting On The Bounty?
by Daisy Davis on January 8th, 2024
I will be the first person to admit that change terrifies me. It is something I am asking God to help me with. I am afraid of the unknown. I am afraid of having the rug pulled out from under me. I am paralyzed with fear when I think about my life losing any type of stability or predictability. . . .  Read More
The Abundant Life
by Dave Shepardson on January 5th, 2024
What does the "Abundant Life" mean? The key to the original, abundant life was unbroken fellowship with God. . . .  Read More
Praying With One Eye Open
by Daisy Davis on January 3rd, 2024
I’m going to say it: Praying boldly terrifies me. And not because I think God is limited or unwilling. I think mostly I’m afraid of asking for something out of God’s will and setting myself up for failure and disappointment. I would rather not ask and save myself the humiliation of trying to get God to do something he’s just not going to do.  Read More
Jesus Felt It, Too
by Daisy Davis on January 1st, 2024
My life has been very unglamorous. There has been a lot of pain, devastation, and disappointment over the years. There are memories that I look back on and wish I could bottle up, keep in a basement, and never remember again because of the shame and fear and hurt that they hold.  Read More
A Life's Resolution
by Dave Shepardson on December 30th, 2023
Did you know that making New Year’s resolutions goes back 3,000 years to the ancient Babylonians? For 3,000 years, people have been saying, “This year, I’m going to stop smoking and lose some weight,” and for 3,000 years, New Year’s resolutions have been failing. . . .   Read More
Unanswered Prayers
by Daisy Davis on December 27th, 2023
There have been many prayers in my life that have seemingly gone unanswered. Some prayers I prayed and forgot about. Some prayers made me wonder if God was even listening to me. So today, I want to share with you what I do when my prayers go unanswered.  Read More
Christmas Presence
by Daisy on December 25th, 2023
The Christmas season is full of expectation and excitement leading up to the big day. . .  Read More
What is Hope?
by Dave Shepardson on December 22nd, 2023
What is hope? As Christians, this might be a familiar term but can often be mistaken for wishful thinking.  Read More
God is on the Move
by Daisy Davis, Tricia Reardon on December 20th, 2023
I had a youth pastor who used to tell us that “God is always on the move.” God is aware. God is always present, attentive, and vigilant. There is never a time when he isn’t orchestrating a lesson or a miracle.  Read More
The Gift of Love
by Daisy Davis on December 18th, 2023
As I was pulling out my laptop to work on today’s devotional, the waitress at the diner I am working from came over to tell me that an older woman had already paid for my breakfast.  Read More
Take Up Your Cross
by Dave Shepardson on December 15th, 2023
What does this mean? Well, it's not, “This difficulty is my cross to bear.” To the first Disciples, the cross meant only one thing. It was the most humiliating and horrific form of death the Romans could come up with, . . .  Read More
Spitting Out Poison
by Daisy Davis on December 13th, 2023
Anger is poison to our mind and body. Not knowing how to let go of anger can disconnect us from love and harden our hearts. It has also been medically proven to raise blood pressure and lead to chronic pain. Most importantly, it puts us out of sync with God’s will.  Read More
Be The Christmas Miracle
by Daisy Davis on December 11th, 2023
It is so important to remember that the holidays are not always a holly, jolly good time. There is often a lot of grief, heartache, and loneliness around Christmas.   Read More
Miss Lonely Heart
by Daisy on December 8th, 2023
Last night, I watched Hitchcock's Rear Window. In the film, Jimmy Stewart's character is confined to a wheelchair, and he becomes mesmerized by a woman he refers to as "Miss Lonely Heart."  Read More
The Power of Love
by Daisy on December 6th, 2023
2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV) “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self- discipline.”  Read More
He Came Back For Me
by Daisy on December 4th, 2023
As we approach Christmas, I am reminded of something that God let me witness last year. As I was walking through a crowded mall, I was ambushed by a little girl in blonde pigtails. She was screaming at the top of her lungs with excitement . . .   Read More