Devotional

Touch of Compassion

Touch of Compassion

1 Kings 19:5-6

In the last two messages, we have seen how the prophet Elijah was used to call the people of Israel back to worship of the One True God. We saw Elijah witness the mighty power of God but then become afraid and run into the desert when threatened by the Queen. How would God handle […]

A Fragile Victory

A Fragile Victory

1 Kings 19:4

In the message “The Lord is God – Follow Him” we saw how Elijah was used to demonstrate God’s power and call the people of Israel back to a life of worship. Elijah witnessed the miraculous and unequaled power of God as he prayed during his confrontation with the 450 prophets of Baal; “The fire […]

The Lord is God – Follow Him

The Lord is God – Follow Him

1 Kings 18:21

Soon after entering the promised land of Canaan, the children of Israel forgot about God and all He had done. They soon began to worship the false gods of Baal and the love-goddess, Asherah. It seemed like every generation from that time forward was tempted into worshipping these false gods. About five hundred years later, […]

Guided By Closed Doors

Guided By Closed Doors

Acts 16:6-7

As we continue our search for God’s direction – patiently waiting and actively seeking His presence – we ought to rejoice with every single step He reveals. As we draw closer to Jesus, we will desire, more and more, to only take steps which are aligned with His will. Therefore, ANY direction from God, no […]

Leave No Regrets

Leave No Regrets

Matthew 14:6-10

Five and a half years ago we were in the middle of cancer treatment with our then thirteen year old daughter. Working through the pain and uncertainty of a child with cancer, not knowing what direction life would take, gave me many opportunities to ask some important questions. Many of you remember the cancer struggles […]

Only One is Needed

Only One is Needed

Luke 10:41-42

It seems everywhere we turn, whether in the news or in our own relationships, we are faced with stories of pain and heartache, frustration and confusion; people are crying out for help and simply existing from day to day. This is NOT the life God intended! The abundance of trials we see today is not […]

His Calm Within The Storm

His Calm Within The Storm

Acts 27:23-24

In the message “Patiently Trust His Timing” we considered Abraham and Sarah as they waited for God’s promise through the birth of Isaac. Waiting for God’s direction and blessing can be a great test of our faith, but waiting on God for our rescue can be an even greater challenge. There are three great storms […]

Patiently Trust His Timing

Patiently Trust His Timing

Genesis 16:2

God’s direction and timing is always perfect and always with a purpose – but it is often with a purpose we may not initially see or understand. Even when we earnestly ask for direction through prayer and the study of His Word, God’s answers are usually not what we expect and are often perceived as […]

A Firm And Gentle Resolve

A Firm And Gentle Resolve

Daniel 1:8

In the message “Without Compromise” we saw three young Jewish men face the ultimate test of their convictions. When the king threatened to throw them into a blazing furnace if they did not bow to a golden image, the three calmly refused to compromise; “We will not serve your gods or worship the image of […]

Without Compromise

Without Compromise

Daniel 3:17-18

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon desired to unite his kingdom by instituting a centralized form of worship. He built a statue of gold about 90 feet tall and 9 feet wide and ordered that everyone must fall down and worship the statue whenever the royal music began to play. A report was delivered to the King […]

God’s Chosen Instrument

God’s Chosen Instrument

Acts 9:3

The great and mighty Apostle Paul was once the great and mighty persecutor of Christians and destroyer of the Church. He was so zealous that he actually went from house to house and dragged believers off to prison (Acts 8:3). Paul then set off for Damascus in order to rid the land of these “misguided” […]

Opportunity For Action

Opportunity For Action

Matthew 17:27

We often see the call of God as accompanied by a perceived risk. The risk we see may be in terms of finances, rejection, or failure, but there is always an element of the unknown in God’s call which requires us to trust and increase our faith. We should note that when we follow God’s […]