Genesis 46-47; Mark 6; Job 6 Have you ever heard the phrase, “Familiarity breeds contempt?” When we believe we’ve accurately assessed someone or something negatively, it’s amazing how our reality will bend to match our negative perception. I’m a big fan of this show called Married at First Sight. It’s a reality TV program where […]

May 4, 2024

Breaking Faith Barriers: How Our Perceptions Block Miracles

Genesis 3, 39; Mark 2; Job 2 Before I began my reading for today, I was browsing through the comments on yesterday’s post. My dear friend and devotional contributor, Marcia Thorsell, was reflecting on yesterday’s reading from Job 1. She shared this insight: “I found something interesting as I read Job 1. For some reason, […]

April 30, 2024

Divine Provocations: Unpacking God’s Taunting in the Book of Job

Zechariah 4-6; Revelation 17; Lamentations 1 Has the Lord ever compelled you to step out in great faith? Then you know it’s terrifying. There’s nothing quite like stepping out of the boat and onto nothing but water. There’s nothing reasonable about stepping out of that boat. The Lord calls us into the unknown, and all […]

April 23, 2024

Daring Faith: Embracing the Unknown in God’s Plan

Jonah 1-2; Hebrews 11; Ecclesiastes 7 The reality of Heaven is all around us. The message of Jesus is exactly this: “The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” (Matthew 3:2) It’s invisible, yet fully present and fully active. The scriptures tell us plainly that the glory of God covers the earth. (Isaiah 6) This is […]

April 16, 2024

Unlocking the Invisible: Embracing the Power of Faith to Access Heavenly Realms

Before diving into our reading, let’s reflect on the book of Hebrews. Its authorship remains anonymous, diving straight into the supremacy of Jesus without distraction. My hunch? It could have been penned by a woman, perhaps Priscilla. This thought isn’t rooted in solid evidence, merely personal speculation, but it intrigues me. The idea of a […]

April 10, 2024

Unlocking Eternal Promises: Embracing Our Inheritance Through Christ

Ezra 4-5; 1 Corinthians 12; Proverbs 4 There will always be opposition to the Word of the Lord. After all, we are in a war. It is kingdom against kingdom, just as Jesus said. And so, if you find yourself in a wrestling match, do not lose hope. Do not despair. Fight! Fight to keep […]

March 7, 2024

Overcoming Spiritual Opposition: The Battle for Your Calling

2 Kings 5-6; Romans 16; Psalm 142 I’m convinced that the root of all our problems, whatever they are, is that for the most part, we are blind men walking. We grope along in our doubt, feeling our way through, scared of every rustle and creak. We need constant bolstering and encouragement to step out […]

February 22, 2024

Seeing Beyond Fear: Unveiling Spiritual Reality in a Blind World

Leviticus 2-3; Matthew 20; Psalm 116 I don’t have much commentary today! Sometimes, the Word must do its work. It is doing its work. Do you remember where you were when God first found you? Do you recall how immersed in your filth, how mired in your own hell you were when He came looking […]

January 23, 2024

Rediscovering God’s Presence: A Journey of Continuous Faith

Exodus 14-15; Matthew 10; Psalm 106 Deliverance is dangerous business! Coming out of slavery, being chased down by your angry captors, is not for the faint of heart. Of course, you already know that! I know you remember those days when you were finally and suddenly liberated from some addiction that had nearly destroyed your […]

January 11, 2024

The Perilous Path to Freedom

January 9 Genesis 36-37; Matthew 8; Psalm 104 Matthew 8:10 ESV “When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who followed Him, ‘Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.’ It’s almost hard to fathom, but our Jesus can marvel. He can be brought to wonder. The […]

January 9, 2024

Faith’s Marvel: Exploring the Power of Belief in Matthew 8