Devotions

God will do a new thing

I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs …

Kneeling Before the King

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Psalm 33:11 We visited the Vatican on a hot July day, along with thousands …

Taking refuge in the high tower

Give me movies about castles and knights set in the wilds of medieval Britain, and I am happy. Unfortunately, none of my family shares my enthusiasm. So, I rarely watch …

Where are You Building Value?

The grass withers, the flower fades; nothing lasts except the word of our God. It will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8 (VOICE) Forlorn is the word that came to mind as …

Four ways to be wise

But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure. James 3:17 (NIV) We sat on roughly hewn marble slabs in the shade of a tree and out of …

When we think no one understands

“For in him we live and move and have our being.” Acts 17:28 I struggled up the worn marble steps of the Acropolis in Athens in searing July heat. With each …

Who’s watching you?

Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. Genesis 24:12 Too old for another long journey, Abraham sent his …

Staying Rooted in Turbulent Times

They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. …

They Know Not What They Are Doing

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34 There are two locations in Jerusalem where it is thought Jesus spoke these words. The …

3 Principles of Trusting God

Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord. Psalm 40:4 Trusting God might be easy to do when life is going well but when things get difficult, what happens? We …