The weekly devotions on this page are written by our staff, volunteers and those involved in intercessory prayer ministry. We are grateful for their contribution and heart after God.
A new devotion will be posted every Monday.
If you didn’t read last’s week Part 1, please do because it lays the groundwork for our study this week. Also, I think you will enjoy my personal struggle to get a good night’s sleep and the adventure with my cat, Herbie.
Let’s continue now by learning from Jesus’ example regarding rest.
Our Lord Jesus took on the skin of humanity and lived His life here on this Earth for us. He knows what it is like to be human. He knew when to act and when to trust, what to give His attention to and what to release to the Father’s hands. This is a key that we must all learn in order to wake up refreshed and revived for each new day. Gaining wisdom in this area will help you to do God’s will and avoid burnout. Continue reading
This week’s devotion is about resting in the Lord and getting a good night’s sleep. But first, I want to share with you a personal experience regarding sleep.
I want to introduce you to my cat Herbie who is almost 14 years old. He is half-Siamese/half-Tabby. The Siamese part of him is very vocal and meows a lot. The Tabby part is very gentle and affectionate. He is quite responsive when you interact with him verbally and his purr sounds more like singing.
For years Herbie slept quietly at the foot of my bed, but several months ago his behavior changed. He began developing a bad habit of meowing incessantly at night trying to wake me up during some of my best sleep time. He either wanted to play, go outside or just talk. Also, Herbie would lovingly and tenderly “chew” on my finger to wake me up. This ritual interrupted my sleep cycle and caused much frustration for me. I needed to sleep! His disturbing routine resulted in many baggy eyes and sluggish days for me. Continue reading
1 Corinthians 2:7 “But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory.”
Believers of Jesus must repent and come to the cross for salvation, but most people just stop there. Some are not interested in growing in their Christianity or becoming mature in the faith, continuing to be spoon fed, like a baby.
There are too many Pablum Christians in the world today, and it is time to grow up. Paul said, “Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly.” (1 Corinthians 3:1-2) Continue reading
I wrote this in 15 minutes and all of the Scriptures are spread throughout the Bible that back up this message. Start with Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and all of Jesus’ words in red letters, all of the prophets both major and minor, all the other books of the Bible have bold people not afraid to be an offense.
The Church is so weak-minded today. It is clear to see a dysfunctional church world when they allow the prophets to be mocked for calling for repentance of sin, restoration of the fallen, and preaching God’s soon judgment.
Over and over, I write on topics directly from the Bible relevant today. And, actual Christians get upset, get a religious spirit, misrepresent the intention, and ignore common sense. It dumbfounds me. Continue reading
I remember a time in my life that I could not get released from the memory of wrong things I had done in the past. I could not forgive myself. I would cry out to God for forgiveness and could not get anywhere. I knew if I died I would go to HELL! The feeling was unbearable.
This was a very hard time in my life. My husband would come home and hear me crying out to God from outside. It was like my words were not going any further than the ceiling. I had no peace. Continue reading