From: May 15, 2018
Scripture for today: 1 Samuel 17:1-18:4; John 8:21-30; Psalm 111:1-10; Proverbs 15:11
From: May 15, 2017
From: May 15, 2016
Jesus only did what the Father authorized and only said what the Father instructed. He was perfectly attuned to the Father at all times. The one that would follow Christ is invited into this oneness (John 17:20-23). Not a rote or ritual checking of boxes, but a real relationship. It is this relationship that Christ came to offer, giving His life that we might believe and be made right with the Father.
From: May 15, 2015
Saul appraised David’s chances at success based on outward appearance and worldly wisdom. He couldn’t see David’s heart. For if he could, he would’ve seen the heart of a lion, one who was after God’s own heart. Besides, it pleases God to take the small to overcome the great. In this, God receives greater praise. God cares more for your availability, than your ability. David made himself available. And God did the rest.
From: May 15, 2014
What David said to Goliath as they closed for battle revealed his heart and passion for God’s Name. It was this same David who inspired of the Holy Spirit wrote, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7). We can depend on God’s Name for victory in our lives too. The Name of Jesus is given to us to call upon. We can ask anything in Jesus’ strong Name and the Father hears us. What giant are you facing today? Call upon Jesus. “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe” (Proverbs 18:10).
From: May 15, 2013
I am a life long student of God’s Word. Both my mother and my grandmother read the Word to me from birth, so that its stories have always been familiar to me. Yet, now as a man in my 5th decade, I still find something new in God’s Word every day. It’s more than an intellectual pursuit. My mother didn’t just read the Word to me, she delighted in the Word. And her obsession became mine. Do you know the joy of studying God’s Word?
From: May 15, 2012
What David said to Goliath. Where are the giants in your life today? Will you face them in the Name of the Lord? Not running away in fear. Not fighting in your own strength. But trusting the victory to God?
From: May 15, 2011
A servant shepherd defeats a giant gladiator. These are the stories that God wants to write into our lives, if we have the heart to pursue Him. Who are the giants shouting destruction today? Who in God’s camp has the heart to answer?