Archive for August, 2014


Lord, Where Are You? (2)

“He will bring justice if you will only wait” Job 35:14 Have you ever tried to sit and watch a seed sprout? You can’t, can you? It stays in the ground until the time is right for it to emerge. There’s a lesson here. God has planted certain things within you, and you must wait […]

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Lord, Where Are You? (1)

“I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer” Job 30:20 Do you feel like God isn’t answering your prayers? Job the patriarch felt the same way: “I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me…When I hoped for good, […]

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Exercise Discretion

“Discretion will protect you” Pr 2:11 We’ve all said the wrong thing, at the wrong time, to the wrong person, and ended up regretting it. A pastor was being honored at a retirement dinner, and a local politician had been asked to make a speech. The politician was running late so the pastor decided to […]

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Are You Growing Spiritually? (3)

“Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you” Ps 55:22 First you must learn how to carry your own burden. Second, you must be able to help those who are weak to carry theirs. Third, you must learn to give your burden to the Lord. “Cast your cares on the Lord and He […]

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Are You Growing Spiritually? (2)

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” Gal 6:2 In our last devotional, it was pointed out that you must take responsibility for your own spiritual growth. Another reason for this is because until you learn to carry your own burdens you won’t be able to help […]

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Are You Growing Spiritually? (1)

“Every man shall bear his own burden” Gal 6:5 That is the first of three Scriptures you can use to measure your spiritual growth. The old saying, “You’re only young once,” is true, but you can be immature for a lifetime. Paul writes, “Dear brothers and sisters, when I was with you I couldn’t talk […]

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Start Strategizing

Then David gave his son Solomon the plans for the temple 1 Ch 28:11 King David came up with a plan for building the temple, but his son Solomon actually built it. Question: Do you have a strategy for fulfilling your dream? Are you working on it? Or are you waiting for someone like a […]

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Become A Motivator!

“But encourage one another daily…” Heb 3:13 Leslie was born with physical and mental challenges so severe that doctors had to remove his eyes. When he was six months old a nurse named May Lemke, who was raising five children of her own, adopted him and asked God to give him some kind of talent. […]

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Who Have You Won To Christ?

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation”  Mk 16:15 One day a pastor told the manager of a big department store, “I’ve talked about carpets and bedding and appliances with you many times, but I’ve never talked about my business. Will you give me a few minutes?” After being led […]

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The Time Is Near

“…You know that it is near, right at the door” Mt 24:33 Almost three thousand years ago, God said through the prophet Amos that just before the coming of the Lord, the Jews would return from the four corners of the earth and rebuild the nation of Israel. “I will bring back my exiled people […]

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