Our God Who Came – Matthew 1:22-23

“All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: ‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” Matthew 1:22-23 Thankfulness is filling my heart this morning that Jesus is Immanuel. Thankfulness that God the Father desired and […]

Flourishing Wilderness – Isaiah 51:3

“For the LORD comforts Zion; He comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.” Isaiah 51:3 If I will allow the Lord to comfort me, this is what He will […]

Because You Matter – Psalm 104:24, 27-28

“O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures… These all look to you, to give them their food in due season. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things.” […]

Great Love – 1 John 3:1

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world… But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John […]

I Am With You – Isaiah 41:10

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 This morning I want to spend some time dwelling on the promises written here, promises enough to dispel our fears in […]

The Greatness of Our God – 2 Samuel 6:2

“And David arose and went with all the people who were with him from Baale-judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the name of the LORD of hosts who sits enthroned on the cherubim.” 2 Samuel 6:2 The narrator’s description in this verse strongly emphasizes the greatness of […]

The Personal Love of God – Psalm 116:1

“I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my pleas for mercy.” Psalm 116:1 I read a devotion this morning by Charles Stanley that focused on this verse and the beautiful reality that God hears us and cares about the small things in our lives, not just “big” prayer requests. And I’d […]