Day 8/19 – An Illustration of Grace

His Light in you  – Mathew 5:16  “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”  Mathew 5:16 “You will carry into eternity the product of your investment in this life. Life is too short and the stakes too high to live mediocre lives.”  Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”… [More…]

Day 8/13 – Provision

Good Works  – Matthew 5:16 (ESV)  “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”  Matthew 5:16  “We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.”  Francis Chan ——:///// +++ A history… [More…]

Day 8/12 – Legalism

Good Works  – Galatians 6:9-10 (ESV)  “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”  Galatians 6:9-10 “God brings suffering into your… [More…]

Day 8/11 – Confrontation

Faith  – Romans 4:20-21 (ESV)  “No unbelief made Him waver concerning the promise of God, but He grew strong in his faith as He gave glory to God,fully convinced that God was able to do what He had promised.”  Romans 4:20-21 “What is fruit? Galatians 5:22 defines it as love — love which is joy, love which is… [More…]

Day 8/7 – Ministering and Learning

Purity  – 1 Peter 2:11 (ESV)  “Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul.”  1 Peter 2:11 “When we become overly concerned about our appearance, our spiritual reputation, our coolness, and our acceptance, we are living as citizens of this world rather than as… [More…]

Day 8/5 – A Biblical Response

Humility  – 1 Peter 5:5-6 (ESV)  “Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you,”  1 Peter… [More…]

Day 7/27 – The Quest for Autonomy — II

Serve Others  – Mark 10:45 (ESV)  “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”  Mark 10:45  “I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.”    Martin Luther  — Where’s your priorities? Although it may seem counter-intuitive,… [More…]

Day 7/26 – The Quest for Autonomy

Be Steadfast  – Hebrews 12:3 (ESV)  “Consider Him who endured from sinners such hostility against Himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.”  Hebrews 12:3  “According to the eternal economics of Scripture, when you give you gain.”    Walter A. Henrichsen (“Walt”) ——:///// +++ A history of these Daily Devotions along with other valuable Resources can be… [More…]

Day 7/18 – Holiness

His Help in Temptation  – Hebrews 2:18 (ESV)  “For because He Himself has suffered when tempted, He is able to help those who are being tempted.”  Hebrews 2:18 “Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ, and seek to follow Him every day. Don’t be swayed by the false values and goals of this world, but put Christ… [More…]

Day 7/17 – The Need to be Glorified

His Provision  – Philippians 4:19 (ESV)  “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:19 “The phrase “fear not” appears approximately seventy-five times in the Old Testament, always in reference to temporal circumstances.  God’s people are taught to fear Him and only Him.  “Come, ye children, hearken unto me:… [More…]

Day 7/16 – A Sense of Ownership

His Provision  – Romans 8:32 (ESV)  “He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?”  Romans 8:32 “Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.”  Francis Chang ——:///// +++ A… [More…]

Day 7/15 – The Inquiring Heart

His Peace  – 1 Peter 4:7 (ESV)  “The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.”  1 Peter 4:7 “Everything you go through as a Christian is a training exercise behind which God has a divine purpose. He did not save you so that you could cruise into… [More…]

Day 7/14 – Mutual Acceptance

His Peace  – Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)  “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.”  Isaiah 26:3 “…there will be times in your life when God will test you.  You cannot predict what that testing looks like, but you can prepare for it, by trusting God in the little things; the… [More…]

Day 7/10 – Unnecessary Grief

His Strength  – Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)  “…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 “The door to discipleship opens both ways.  Jesus will hold the door open for you to enter, or… [More…]

Day 7/8 – A Lesson on Miracles

His Spirit  – 1 Corinthians 3:16 (ESV)  “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”  1 Corinthians 3:16 “Jesus says, “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in… [More…]