Posts with the category “devotional”

Can We Get Along With Others?
February 21st, 2024
It is easy to start an argument when you want to ensure your opinion is heard—but why? What do we gain by starting arguments? Do we really persuade other people to agree with us by voicing our opinion...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Something You May Not Know
February 14th, 2024
Pause, slow down, and think about what you believe—about the world, yourself, humanity, and God. Ask yourself, “Why do I believe this?” “Where does this ‘truth’ I’m believing come from?” Then, with di...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Two Roads Diverged in a Wood…
February 7th, 2024
“Two Roads Diverged in a Wood” is from the poem “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Just like in Robert Frost’s poem, we must pick from two paths in life, one leading to life and one leading to deat...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Good Enough
January 31st, 2024
A number of us would quickly agree that we are a "good person." If we look at our lives as a whole, we feel like we are doing good. On the other hand, a number of us would say that we aren't good—we f...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Seeking the Truth
January 24th, 2024
While many people claim to seek "the truth," they are looking for "their truth," which is grounded in human ideology, not Biblical absolutes. "The Truth" proclaims there is only one way to God, and Hi...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
The Tender Heart
January 17th, 2024
A tender-hearted child is modeled by the adults around them. Your child seeing you read God’s Word, talking about what you have learned, and praying are some of the greatest ways to develop a tender h...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Truth That Transforms
January 10th, 2024
Whether we know it or not, and whether we like it or not, we are highly malleable beings. Thankfully, Paul understood this problem and gave us the blueprint to resist being conformed to this world—"be...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Extending the Invitation
December 20th, 2023
Attending a Christmas service may be a given in your home. But what about your colleague? How about a family member or friend? Think about a person in your life who doesn’t attend church regularly. Ma...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
The Journey of Redemption
December 13th, 2023
Through the life of Jesus, from His birth, to His death and resurrection, the redemption plan was made complete. ...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Manifestation Manipulation
December 6th, 2023
We cannot manifest anything in our lives. The only One who has the power to create something out of nothing is God....  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Cheerful
November 29th, 2023
Merely giving what we feel is adequate to ease our conscience can be our go-to; however, when we give with joy and anticipation for God to use our gifts, we reflect God's kind of generosity. God gave ...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
But Jesus Died for Me
November 22nd, 2023
Gratitude is not just a feeling of thankfulness but a state of being. It is a choice we make in spite of our circumstances. It is the intentional recognition of our blessings, both big and small....  Read More
by Kim Sheets
Created for Community
November 15th, 2023
God desires for us to be connected in a community so that we can support others who are facing great uncertainty. ...  Read More
by Andrew Archer
Remember
November 8th, 2023
When we look to the past, let us look at what God has done through and despite all the mistakes, all the pain, and all the hurt. ...  Read More
by Ian Young
Don't Panic
November 1st, 2023
God knows that we get scared, but He has given us access to His peace....  Read More
by Brandy Gibson
Clinging to Jesus
October 25th, 2023
If we know that God loves us and will never leave us, how should we then respond to fear and worry?...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Be Strong and Courageous
October 18th, 2023
We, who are in a relationship with Jesus, have nothing to fear, for God is with us. We are told to watch for Jesus’ coming. It should prompt us to pray for those of our family and friends who do not k...  Read More
by Barb Barnhart
Becoming Fearless
October 11th, 2023
Jesus knew that His only hope to overcome fear was to pray and ask God for help. I believe that we are supposed to follow that same example....  Read More
by Katie Lemley
Grace and Truth
October 4th, 2023
How can you be like Jesus and walk in grace and truth? It starts by seeing people for who they are, image bearers of God, and treating them as such....  Read More
by Andrew Archer
Sharing the Good News
September 27th, 2023
By taking time to invest in relationships and building genuine friendships, we are able to more naturally invite others to Christ and our church community. ...  Read More
by Josh Rhodes
Straining Out Gnats and Swallowing Camels
September 20th, 2023
When rules and regulations replace the source of our faith, we begin to strain out gnats and swallow camels. We become so focused on following and upholding the rules that we lose sight of what it mea...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Truthiness
September 13th, 2023
The words instruction, testimony, precepts, command, fear, and ordinances in the above verses are all about God’s Word. His Word is perfect, trustworthy, right, radiant, pure, reliable, and righteous....  Read More
by Bruce Lane
The Unwavering Constancy of the Early Church
September 6th, 2023
The early church had a common aim that they were pursuing over everything and in everything they did—they were living to know Jesus and make Him known....  Read More
by Andrew Archer
A Mother's Prayer
August 30th, 2023
As a Christian, you are to raise your child to love Jesus and love like Jesus did....  Read More
by Jill Wargo
Footsteps of Faith
August 24th, 2023
Just as the runner trains to excel, your consistency in prayer shapes your spirit, strengthens your faith, and brings you closer to the heart of Jesus. These endeavors require dedication, self-reflect...  Read More
by Grace Hill
Be Persistent
August 16th, 2023
Persistence is a difficult thing to learn. It goes right alongside patience. Anyone who has children knows how hard those lessons are. It is an internal battle. We don’t want to be patient; we want ou...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
The Primary Purpose of the Church
August 9th, 2023
The primary purpose of the church is to be on a mission to seek those who are lost and lead them to salvation that is found by faith in Christ alone. When we lose sight of that and become an inward-fa...  Read More
by Ian Young
Living for Eternity
August 2nd, 2023
Jesus alludes to the fact that some unbelievers work harder to prepare for their temporary futures than believers work to prepare for our eternal futures....  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Live Generously
July 26th, 2023
Possessions can bring us joy, but the happiness is short-lived compared to the joy that having a relationship with God can bring. I think in life it is a human desire to always want to have more, whet...  Read More
by Katie Lemley
Better Neighbors
July 19th, 2023
He has called all of us to serve others because He served us. Every day is an opportunity for us to live like the Samaritan....  Read More
by Adam Etris
Sheep vs Goats
July 12th, 2023
Their actions were an outward sign of their true nature. The sheep were loving, caring, and serving one another, especially fellow brethren; however, there were no deeds of Christ-like behavior from t...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Talented
July 5th, 2023
Perhaps, you aren’t using all of the gifts God has given you to make a living. Maybe you have much more that comes naturally to you; you can strike up a conversation easily with anyone and make them f...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Get Ready
June 28th, 2023
As you live out each day, are you prepared? Have you decided to purposefully love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength? ...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
The Invitation of a Lifetime
June 21st, 2023
God is inviting you to the wedding feast of all wedding feasts–to be in a relationship with Him for all eternity. What is your response?...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Foundations Matter
June 14th, 2023
Just like a property disclosure reveals details about a structure's condition, God's Word is a mirror that reveals details about our weaknesses, sins, and other areas of our lives that we need to chan...  Read More
by Jamie Huggins
Cultivate the Soil
June 7th, 2023
A relationship with God isn’t meant to be easy. Easy things are often undervalued and discarded. We need to put in the effort to get to know God. Cultivate the soil, so to speak, so that a strong rela...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Christ-Centered Friendships
May 31st, 2023
Ask God for a Christ-centered friendship. Look for opportunities to be that friend to someone else—you may be just the person they have been praying for....  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Be Set Free
May 24th, 2023
When you know and recognize you are forgiven from your sin, you are set free to forgive those who have wronged you. You understand that no harm anyone can do to you compares to the offense of your sin...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Not a Project
May 17th, 2023
When we celebrate the victories of others and grieve with those experiencing sorrow, we show them the love of Christ....  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer
Live at Peace
May 10th, 2023
If you are in the midst of conflict, maybe God is asking you to be a peacemaker. When you pray for resolution or open eyes, God might not send another person to resolve the conflict. He might be calli...  Read More
by Michelle Trimmer