Original Stories – Psalm 139:16

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance. In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16 Reading in My Utmost for His Highest this morning, several of Oswald Chambers’ phrases stood out to me: “If you will give God […]

Bringing Them to Jesus – John 1:42

“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed [Jesus]. He first found his own brother Simon and told him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated ‘the Christ’), and he brought him to Jesus.” John 1:40-42 “And he brought him to Jesus.” Such a simple statement. But one […]

Not Waiting – Genesis 17:23

“Then Abraham took Ishmael his son and all those born in his house or bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house, and he circumcised the flesh of their foreskins that very day, as God had said to him.” Genesis 17:23 “That very day.” Abraham did this that very day. God […]

Eager Expectancy – Isaiah 54:2

“Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 This calling is written within a promise to the people of God, as He foretells the new covenant to come when His truth and salvation would […]

Assured Faith – Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 This morning I read through Hebrews 11, and it has me contemplating faith. This assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Assurance and conviction resting firmly on the foundation of who our God is […]

Choosing to Believe – John 14:1

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of […]

Trusting His Goodness – James 1:17

“Every good and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:17 In a devotional this morning, these words stirred my heart with some thoughts I’ve been pondering for some time now: “Like the Israelites, we also choose […]

For Our Good – Deuteronomy 10:12-13

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I […]

Watching Confidently – Psalm 5:3

“O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.” Psalm 5:3 Before I opened my Bible this morning, I poured out some things in prayer before the Lord. Various aspects of life weighing on my heart. Then I turned here, to this passage that […]