The Benefits of Affliction (Psalm 119:71)

It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes. Psalm 119:71 When our life circumstances become difficult, it is easy to lose our spiritual perspective. We spend more time focused on the circumstances rather than the God of the circumstances. The psalmist has learned to benefit from the afflictions [...]

By |2022-03-21T19:23:24-06:00April 11th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on The Benefits of Affliction (Psalm 119:71)

Blessed Affliction (Psalm 119:67)

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep Your word. Psalm 119:67 As much as we don’t like the struggles of life, there can be wonderful blessings that only come to us through the experience of suffering. The psalmist acknowledges the benefit he received through the afflictions of life. God used them [...]

By |2022-03-15T08:03:20-06:00March 14th, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on Blessed Affliction (Psalm 119:67)

A Remarkable Perspective (Psalm 119:64)

The earth is full of Your lovingkindness, O Lord; teach me Your statutes. Psalm 119:64 When you think of the earth and all that is going on, how would you describe it? We live in a day when the news we hear is generally bad news. Evil is prevalent everywhere and Christians can easily fall [...]

By |2022-02-04T16:32:33-06:00February 21st, 2022|Devotions|Comments Off on A Remarkable Perspective (Psalm 119:64)

A Spiritually Oriented Prayer (Psalm 119:27)

Make me understand the way of Your precepts, so I will meditate on Your wonders. Psalm 119:27 When you are in the midst of the great challenges of life, what do you pray? Trials can be such a distraction to us and can foster prayers that are very self-oriented. The psalmist reminds us that we [...]

By |2021-05-30T15:14:28-06:00June 7th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on A Spiritually Oriented Prayer (Psalm 119:27)

Set Your Mind on God’s Interests (The Mind Series, Part 11)

As you walk through your average day, how much time do you spend considering what God has planned for you? If you are in Christ you understand that God is very intentional. He has specific things that He intends to accomplish in and through your life (Ephesians 2:10). His word is VERY clear that He [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:42:49-06:00May 26th, 2021|Blog, The Mind|Comments Off on Set Your Mind on God’s Interests (The Mind Series, Part 11)

Stay Focused (Psalm 119:23)

Even though princes sit and talk against me, your servant meditates on Your statutes. Psalm 119:23 An interesting response to opposition! These princes are leaders in high places who are expected to protect the rights of those who are walking uprightly. Yet here we find them speaking in opposition to the psalmist. Even in the [...]

By |2021-05-07T15:44:22-06:00May 10th, 2021|Devotions|Comments Off on Stay Focused (Psalm 119:23)

Keeping God’s Promises in Context

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 There are some verses that are often quoted that can provide great encouragement to Christians. This would be one of those verses. In a world that [...]

By |2021-04-06T10:28:18-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Keeping God’s Promises in Context

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