Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DAILY DEVO...What are you running from?


Social media has been bombarded with criticism the last couple of days about the latest performance of Miley Cyrus.

It fascinates me how quick we jump on band wagons, criticizing and judging and tearing down what we deem disgusting and appalling in the music/film industry but when it comes to the schemes of the devil...we remain silent.

When I see actions, such as Miley's, I have empathy
because she and others much like her are clearly trying to escape something.

None of us are much different. We are all like a runaway truck, trying to find the right detour. What we are running from may differ, but the solution is the same.

1 Corinthians 10:13 "God will make a way of escape, that we may be able to bear it."

? for today: what are you trying to escape...and where are you running?

God will provide a way...if you will let Him!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

DAILY DEVO...less or full?

Everyone seems busy these days. We fill our schedules to overflow. Work. School. Sports. Family. Friends. Shopping. Church.

With everything that pulls at your time, just how faithful are you? Or should the question be...how faithLESS are you?

Obviously, to be faithless is the opposite of being faithful. To be faithless, you have a hard time keeping your word or your commitments. Faithless people tend to be unreliable and usually cannot keep goals set before them.

"Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful." 1 Corinthians 4:2

God desires us to be faithful not faithless. He desires us to keep our word, be on time, stand up for what is right. He expects us to pay our debts, work hard and have godly integrity. He doesn't expect faithful servants to be one way at home and another way at church.

? for today...which faith do you have...full or less?

Even the smallest faith can turn less into His fullness!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

DAILY DEVO...achew...Bless you!

Have you ever noticed how quickly viruses spread?

It is like a domino effect...bouncing from one to another, catching us off guard sometimes.

As quickly as colds spread, kindness and generosity can also be spread. I believe our attitude is like a virus.

Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you."
Often times, the kind of people we surround ourselves with is the same attitudes that we will "catch". If someone is grumpy...it takes no time for us to become sour in spirit.

? for today: what kind of difference would sowing kindness and grace make in your world?

Spread it like a virus and see what might happen!

(Bless you!)


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

DAILY DEVO...pandora Christianity

Pandora has become one of the musical marvels of internet. It allows us to customize our playlist by giving songs a thumbs up or thumbs down.

Unfortunately, I see people who try to do the same thing with Gods Word. They try to customize their Bible much like a Pandora playlist. Picking and choosing which scriptures they like.

Too many people try to adjust the Bible to fit their life rather than altering their life to fit the Bible.

  Psalm 119:160 "The entirety of Your Word is truth."

 ? for today: what does your spiritual Pandora playlist look like? Do you pick and choose bits and pieces of God or do you listen to all that He has to offer?

When it comes to Gods Word and instruction, I pray you give it a thumbs up!

Monday, August 12, 2013

DAILY DEVO...It aint easy!

Easy. Thats how we like to do things.

Everyone has taken the easy way out at some time in their life. Cheating on a test, looking the other way when a friend was in need, quitting a team or even church when things got difficult.

Living easy is a man made rule, not a God rule.

"You can enter Gods kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad and its gate is wi...de for the many who choose the easy way. But the gateway to life is small, and the road is narrow, and only a few ever find it." Matthew 7:13,14

Taking the easy way out usually leads to consequences.

? for today: Do you tend to take the easy path or are you seeking the right path?

Take the right path, it will lead you to the right place.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

DAILY DEVO ...at the surgeons hand


Nobody would willingly go under the knife just for fun. If you or someone you know has had to have any kind of surgery, it is probably because they were very sick or in much pain.

If you are like me, you probably avoid pain whenever possible. But when it comes to needing surgery, noone likes it, but they ...know they need it to be whole again.

Gods Word is like a surgeons scalpel. It cuts. It heals. It restores.

Hebrews 4:12 "The Word of God is full of living power. It is sharper than the sharpest knife, cutting deep into our innermost thoughts and desires."

? for today: when it comes to Gods scalpel, are you pulling away or allowing Him to do surgery on your heart?

Sometimes pain produces something good. But we have to trust the Almighty Surgeon!