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Ed Young Devotionals

    Instant Gratification

    Posted on Dec 7, 2023
    Read: Revelation 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that ...

    Topics: job seeker, hearts, encounter


    Posted on Dec 6, 2023
    Read: Matthew 1:18-20 “This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they ...

    Topics: sacrifice, follow, shame


    Posted on Dec 5, 2023
    Read: Luke 1:26b-29 “God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant ...

    Topics: future, hearts, chosen

    Why a Baby

    Posted on Dec 4, 2023
    Read: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” ...

    Topics: forgiveness, surrender, eternity

    The Beginning and the End

    Posted on Dec 3, 2023
    Read: John 1:14 “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the ...

    Topics: love, relationship, given

    No Room

    Posted on Dec 2, 2023
    Read: Luke 2:7 “She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room ...

    Topics: rejoice, give, humblest

    An Ember

    Posted on Dec 1, 2023
    Read: Luke 1:18 “Zechariah said to the angel, 'How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.’ The ...

    Topics: heart, hope, allow

    Solomon's Secret for Contentment

    Posted on Nov 30, 2023
    Read: Ecclesiastes 6:6-7 “…even if he lives a thousand years twice over but fails to enjoy his prosperity. Do not all go to the same place? ...

    Topics: happiness, seek, riches


    Posted on Nov 29, 2023
    Read: Psalm 100:1-2 “Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” Think: Have you ...

    Topics: gratitude, mercy, goodness

    Tired of It

    Posted on Nov 28, 2023
    Read: Number 11:4-6 “The rabble with them began to crave other food, and again the Israelites started wailing and said, 'If only we had meat to eat! ...

    Topics: love, gratitude, spirit

    No Matter the Size

    Posted on Nov 27, 2023
    Read: Psalm 79:13 “Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your ...

    Topics: prioritize, appreciate, worthy


    Posted on Nov 26, 2023
    Read: Psalm 8:4 “What is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?” Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that has breath ...

    Topics: designed, breath, aspect

    Not Just the Good Stuff

    Posted on Nov 25, 2023
    Read: Daniel 2:20-23 “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and ...

    Topics: forgive, conquered, enduring

    Be the One

    Posted on Nov 24, 2023
    Read: Luke 17:15-17 “One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked ...

    Topics: focus, focused, trustworthy

    It's Good for You

    Posted on Nov 23, 2023
    Read: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Think: Cultivating gratitude is not ...

    Topics: anger, spite

    Ordinary Days

    Posted on Nov 22, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 5:20 “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Think: Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, ...

    Topics: faith, forgive, remarkable

    Thinking about Thanks

    Posted on Nov 21, 2023
    Read: 1 Timothy 4:4 “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ...

    Topics: love, powerful, provide

    I'm Not Feeling It

    Posted on Nov 20, 2023
    Read: 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast all ...

    Topics: love, trust, spirits

    Embracing Hope During the Holidays

    Posted on Nov 19, 2023
    Read Psalm 34:18: "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Matthew 11:28-30: “Then Jesus said, “Come to ...

    Topics: happier, magnify, comforting

    Unreliable Anchors

    Posted on Nov 18, 2023
    Read Hebrews 6:18-19: "So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. ...

    Topics: love, mercy, trustworthy

    Discover Hope and Healing in Community

    Posted on Nov 17, 2023
    Read Hebrews 10:24-25: "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

    Topics: courage, allow, believers

    Choose Him Daily to Lead You by the Hand

    Posted on Nov 16, 2023
    Read Isaiah 40:28-31: "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow ...

    Topics: guidance, guard, creating

    Believe Jesus Is Your Loving Lord and Anchor

    Posted on Nov 15, 2023
    Read Hebrews 6:18-19: "So that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge might be strongly ...

    Topics: believing, fearful, steadfast

    One Step at a Time, Together

    Posted on Nov 14, 2023
    Read Exodus 15:26: "He said, 'If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and ...

    Topics: hoping, guide, tempting

    It's Like Tie-Dye

    Posted on Nov 13, 2023
    Read Romans 5:3-5: "Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; ...

    Topics: seeking, betrayal, forgive

    Unchecked Baggage

    Posted on Nov 12, 2023
    Read Proverbs 16:18: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Matthew 6:14-15: "For if you forgive other people when they sin ...

    Topics: love, freedom, living


    Posted on Nov 11, 2023
    Read 1 John 1:9: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." Psalm 139: ...

    Topics: spiritual, forgive, purify

    Is God Good?

    Posted on Nov 10, 2023
    Read Psalm 34:8: "Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." Psalm 100:5: "For the Lord is good and his love ...

    Topics: love, goodness, flawless

    I Surrender

    Posted on Nov 9, 2023
    Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10: "But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore, I will boast ...

    Topics: grace, guidance, reliance

    When Crisis Calls

    Posted on Nov 8, 2023
    Read Isaiah 43:2-3: "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When ...

    Topics: relationship, revelation, intentions

    Shared Scars, Unseen Wounds

    Posted on Nov 7, 2023
    Read Proverbs 16:18: "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Think Imagine you are in a room full of people and can see each ...

    Topics: leading, emotional, behavior

    Finding Purpose Amidst Pain

    Posted on Nov 6, 2023
    Read Romans 8:17-18: "Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order ...

    Topics: wisdom, comfort, teaches

    All In!

    Posted on Nov 5, 2023
    Read Luke 21:3-4, “‘Truly I tell you,’ He said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their ...

    Topics: heart, serving, offering

    You Get to Give!

    Posted on Nov 4, 2023
    Read Number 7:11, "The Lord said to Moses, ‘Let one leader bring his gift each day for the dedication of the altar.'"

    Topics: purpose, focus, dedication

    Meaningful Pursuit

    Posted on Nov 3, 2023
    Read Ecclesiastes 6:1-2, "I have seen another evil under the sun, and it weighs heavily on mankind: God gives some people wealth, possessions and ...

    Topics: anxiety, blessings, enjoyment

    The Heart of God

    Posted on Nov 2, 2023
    Read Proverbs 1:19, "So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners."

    Topics: relationship, generous, gain

    Give to Live!

    Posted on Nov 1, 2023
    Read Luke 6:38, "Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running ...

    Topics: blessing, opportunity, give

    Make Your Mark

    Posted on Oct 31, 2023
    Read 2 Corinthians 9:2, "...your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action."

    Topics: satisfaction, saving, forgiving

    Lifestyle Generosity

    Posted on Oct 30, 2023
    Read John 3:16, "For God so loved the world that he gave..." Think "Generosity is at the very heart of who God is." We've all heard today's verse ...

    Topics: gratitude, attitude, develop


    Posted on Oct 29, 2023
    Read: Isaiah 43:1-2 “But now, this is what the Lord says—he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; ...

    Topics: health, impact, carry

    Not Alone

    Posted on Oct 28, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Think: Have you ever come across those murder mysteries that grip you ...

    Topics: love, peace, relationships

    Push Pause

    Posted on Oct 27, 2023
    Read: Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me ...

    Topics: friend, forgive, capable

    Love Me Some Me

    Posted on Oct 26, 2023
    Read: Psalm 24:1 “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it...” Proverbs 15:33 “Wisdom’s instruction is to ...

    Topics: love, experience, serve

    Agreeable Disagreement

    Posted on Oct 25, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 4:2-3 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the ...

    Topics: encourages, give, gentle

    Forgiveness Myth

    Posted on Oct 24, 2023
    Read: Matthew 18:21-22 “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to ...

    Topics: love, peace, humble

    Created For Connections

    Posted on Oct 23, 2023
    Read: Matthew 22:37-39 “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first ...

    Topics: purpose, community, connections


    Posted on Oct 22, 2023
    Read: Psalm 127:3-5 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in ...

    Topics: serve, reflecting, essential


    Posted on Oct 21, 2023
    Read: Psalm 127:3-4 “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in ...

    Topics: help, followers, involved

    Nothing Works

    Posted on Oct 20, 2023
    Read: Romans 12:12 “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” James 1:4 “Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be ...

    Topics: effective, research, applied

    Best Thing Ever

    Posted on Oct 19, 2023
    Read: 3 John 4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” Think: What brings you genuine joy? Is it the prospect ...

    Topics: joy, prayer, guidance


    Posted on Oct 18, 2023
    Read: 1 Peter 5:2-3 “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as ...

    Topics: designed, guiding, protecting

    Good Discipline

    Posted on Oct 17, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 12:10-11 “They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share ...

    Topics: future, provides, disciples

    Don't Worry

    Posted on Oct 16, 2023
    Read: Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

    Topics: spiritual, growth, beloved

    Stewardship of Parenting

    Posted on Oct 15, 2023
    Read: Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in ...

    Topics: embrace, guided, entrusted

    Three-fold Parenting

    Posted on Oct 14, 2023
    Read: Joshua 4:6 “...to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’” Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “These ...

    Topics: parenting, instruction, approach

    Deep Roots

    Posted on Oct 13, 2023
    Read: Psalm 1:1-3 “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of ...

    Topics: strength, strive, resilient

    You Got to Choose

    Posted on Oct 12, 2023
    Read: Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ...

    Topics: love, rescue, complicated


    Posted on Oct 11, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:1-3 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother’—which is the first commandment with ...

    Topics: authority, battle, reflection


    Posted on Oct 10, 2023
    Read: Psalm 145:4-6 (ESV) “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your ...

    Topics: love, focus, cherish

    Strong Willed Child

    Posted on Oct 9, 2023
    Read: Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Think: Have you ever ...

    Topics: love, reward, teach

    Don't Scoop

    Posted on Oct 8, 2023
    Read: 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all ...

    Topics: struggles, vulnerable, journey

    Parental Prayers

    Posted on Oct 7, 2023
    Read: Luke 8:40-42 “Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came ...

    Topics: honor, leader, approach

    Give Them to God

    Posted on Oct 6, 2023
    Read: Mark 9:19b “Bring the boy to me.” Think: "I don't believe in God, and I won't go," the young boy firmly declared to his mother. Those words ...

    Topics: love, prayers, constant


    Posted on Oct 5, 2023
    Read: Psalm 78:4-6 “We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and ...

    Topics: eternity, connections, provide

    Let Them Go

    Posted on Oct 4, 2023
    Read: 1 Samuel 1:21-22, 28 “When her husband Elkanah went up with all his family to offer the annual sacrifice to the Lord and to fulfill his vow, ...

    Topics: love, faith, care

    Parenting Wins

    Posted on Oct 3, 2023
    Read: Psalm 127:3-5 Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in ...

    Topics: legacy, significant, investment

    Intentional Parenting

    Posted on Oct 2, 2023
    Read: Deuteronomy 6:5-7 “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give ...

    Topics: heart, miracle, powerful


    Posted on Oct 1, 2023
    Read: Colossians 4:12-13 “Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends greetings. He is always wrestling in prayer for you, that ...

    Topics: prayer, joyfully, journey

    Toxic Gossip

    Posted on Sep 30, 2023
    Read: Luke 6:45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up ...

    Topics: temptation, heart, provide

    It’s Juicy

    Posted on Sep 29, 2023
    Read: Romans 1:29 “They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit ...

    Topics: relationships, gossip, intercessory prayer


    Posted on Sep 28, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:39-12:1 “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something ...

    Topics: faith, believe, alive

    Roll Call

    Posted on Sep 27, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:32-35 “And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and ...

    Topics: faith, power, heart


    Posted on Sep 26, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:21 “By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff.” Genesis ...

    Topics: worship, heart, care

    A Better Country

    Posted on Sep 25, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:16 ”Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has ...

    Topics: love, surrender, eternal


    Posted on Sep 24, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:13, 16 “All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and ...

    Topics: heart, glorify, goal

    Marched Off the Maps

    Posted on Sep 23, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:8 “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not ...

    Topics: follow, journey, belongings


    Posted on Sep 22, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:8-13 “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did ...

    Topics: purpose, following, observing

    The World's Bible

    Posted on Sep 21, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:7 “By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the ...

    Topics: faith, fear, holy

    Can You See It?

    Posted on Sep 20, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards ...

    Topics: obey, discovering, reality


    Posted on Sep 19, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Think: In the Book of Hebrews, a ...

    Topics: faith, trust, confidence

    Different Drumbeat

    Posted on Sep 18, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is ...

    Topics: confidence, hope, assurance

    Goes Before

    Posted on Sep 17, 2023
    Read: Exodus 17:15 “Moses built an altar and called it ‘The Lord is my Banner.’” Think: Ancient banners were fashioned from wood or metal, ...

    Topics: confidence, victory, secure

    Fight Good

    Posted on Sep 16, 2023
    Read: 1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in ...

    Topics: purpose, hope, inspiring

    Be Courageous

    Posted on Sep 15, 2023
    Read: Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you ...

    Topics: faith, courage, promises

    Battle Scars

    Posted on Sep 14, 2023
    Read: Galatians 6:17 “From now on, let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.” Think: Billy Graham tells the story of ...

    Topics: faith, grace, freedom

    Peace in the Battle

    Posted on Sep 13, 2023
    Read: Isaiah 26:3 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” John 16:33 “I have told you these ...

    Topics: trust, peace, grateful

    Not My Battle

    Posted on Sep 12, 2023
    Read: 2 Chronicles 20:12,17 “Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what ...

    Topics: power, giving, miraculous

    Because You Prayed

    Posted on Sep 11, 2023
    Read: Isaiah 37:21,36 “Then Isaiah son of Amoz sent a message to Hezekiah: This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Because you have prayed to ...

    Topics: savior, save, devastation

    Feed the Good

    Posted on Sep 10, 2023
    Read: Romans 8:5 “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the ...

    Topics: compassion, importance, diligent


    Posted on Sep 9, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:7-8 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, ...

    Topics: love, vulnerable, spiritual


    Posted on Sep 8, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, ...

    Topics: love, significance, captivating


    Posted on Sep 7, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, ...

    Topics: create, purity, flourish

    Noble Blood

    Posted on Sep 6, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, ...

    Topics: courage, strength, stability

    Mind Craft

    Posted on Sep 5, 2023
    Read: Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, ...

    Topics: wisdom, heart, eternity

    Why Won't It Go Away

    Posted on Sep 4, 2023
    Read: 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of ...

    Topics: love, peace, hope

    Hold it to the Light

    Posted on Sep 3, 2023
    Read: John 8:12 “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in the ...

    Topics: hope, light, healing

    Power Principle

    Posted on Sep 2, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:10 (NLT) “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Think: “We cannot stand the wiles of the devil by our wits. ...

    Topics: power, prepared, strong

    Choose your Stance

    Posted on Sep 1, 2023
    Read: 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” Think: When shooting a basketball, you build the ...

    Topics: heart, compassion, together

    Power of Prayer

    Posted on Aug 31, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:18 “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep ...

    Topics: prayer, heart, assurance

    Sword of the Spirit

    Posted on Aug 30, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” Hebrews 4:12 “For the word of God is ...

    Topics: heart, salvation, spirit

    Helmet of Salvation

    Posted on Aug 29, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:17 “Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.” Psalm 140:7 “LORD, my Lord, my strong ...

    Topics: sin, salvation, protect

    Shield of Faith

    Posted on Aug 28, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6: 16 “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” ...

    Topics: faith, trust, hope

    Active Defense

    Posted on Aug 27, 2023
    Read Ephesians 6:13-14 "Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand ...

    Topics: faith, passive, armor

    Guarding Against Deception

    Posted on Aug 26, 2023
    Read Ephesians 6:11 "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." Think Have you ever had a time ...

    Topics: love, health, wise

    Fighting from Victory

    Posted on Aug 25, 2023
    Read Ephesians 6:10 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might." Think Imagine an athlete stepping onto the field, already ...

    Topics: strength, light, enforce

    Steadfast in His Armor

    Posted on Aug 24, 2023
    Read Ephesians 6:10-13 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against ...

    Topics: love, wisdom, follower

    Firm Footing: The Shoes of Peace

    Posted on Aug 23, 2023
    Read Ephesians 6:15 "…And with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." Think Every component of a soldier's armor ...

    Topics: faith, truth, freedom

    Defending the Heart: Positional and Practical Righteousness

    Posted on Aug 22, 2023
    Read Ephesians 6:14 "Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place." Think In ...

    Topics: honor, awareness, protective

    The First Defense: Embracing the Belt of God's Truth

    Posted on Aug 21, 2023
    *We will cover all six parts of the armor of God over the next two weeks. This week, we will examine the belt of truth, the breastplate of ...

    Topics: truth, assurance, stability

    Dressed for Battle

    Posted on Aug 20, 2023
    Read "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done ...

    Topics: faith, peace, Gospel

    The Greater Power Within Us

    Posted on Aug 19, 2023
    Read "The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." 1 John 4:4 Think We live in a world filled with challenges, temptations, ...

    Topics: overcome, fears, doubts

    Unity with Other Believers

    Posted on Aug 18, 2023
    Read "Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of ...

    Topics: faith, together, connections

    Standing Firm in God's Strength

    Posted on Aug 17, 2023
    Read “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes." ...

    Topics: faith, truth, relationship

    Standing Firm Against Adversity

    Posted on Aug 16, 2023
    Read "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." James 4:7 Think Facing temptation is an inescapable part of ...

    Topics: commitment, prepare, adversity

    Truth Amidst Deception

    Posted on Aug 15, 2023
    Read “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:11 “He was a murderer from the ...

    Topics: truth, foundation, strong

    Spiritually Aware

    Posted on Aug 14, 2023
    Read "Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." 1 Peter 5:8 Think In the ...

    Topics: love, spiritual, forgive

    Faithful Even When We're Faithless

    Posted on Aug 13, 2023
    Read 2 Timothy 2:11-13 (NIV): "Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with ...

    Topics: love, faithfulness, dedication

    The Stranger's Journey

    Posted on Aug 12, 2023
    Read Psalm 39:12 (NIV): "Hear my prayer, Lord, listen to my cry for help; do not be deaf to my weeping. I dwell with you as a foreigner, a stranger, ...

    Topics: heart, guidance, prayers

    Anchoring Hope

    Posted on Aug 11, 2023
    Read Psalm 33:20-22: "We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your ...

    Topics: love, trust, faithful

    Stop, Look, and Thank God!

    Posted on Aug 10, 2023
    Read Psalm 100:4-5: "Be thankful to him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting." Think Imagine two types of friends: one ...

    Topics: truth, thankful, bless

    God Is good!

    Posted on Aug 9, 2023
    Read Romans 8:28 (NIV): "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” ...

    Topics: failure, plan, guide

    Life's Blueprint

    Posted on Aug 8, 2023
    Read: Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV): "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you ...

    Topics: vision, encounter, progress

    The Unseen Path

    Posted on Aug 7, 2023
    Read Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make ...

    Topics: faith, purpose, guidance

    The Great Command

    Posted on Aug 6, 2023
    Read Deuteronomy 6:4-5 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with ...

    Topics: feelings, actions, thoughts

    No Longer Slaves

    Posted on Aug 5, 2023
    Read Romans 8:15 "And so we should not be like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God's very own children, adopted into the bosom of ...

    Topics: transformation, grace, beloved

    A Winning Gratitude

    Posted on Aug 4, 2023
    Read Psalm 107:1 "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." John 14:23 "Jesus replied, 'Anyone who loves me will obey my ...

    Topics: truth, promises, loves

    Worry No More!

    Posted on Aug 3, 2023
    Read Psalm 23:2 "He makes me lie down in green pastures, and he leads me beside quiet waters." Think Worry. That relentless, nagging feeling that ...

    Topics: promised, worrying, instruction

    The Powerful Word

    Posted on Aug 2, 2023
    Read 2 Timothy 3:16-17 "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the ...

    Topics: love, truth, inspiration


    Posted on Aug 1, 2023
    Read Acts 16:31 "They replied, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.'" Think Throughout history, the name of ...

    Topics: followers, communicate, fearlessly

    Spiritual Reboot

    Posted on Jul 31, 2023
    Read John 3:3 "Jesus answered and said unto him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, except a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’" Think ...

    Topics: transformation, spiritual, impacts

    The Dangers of Disobedience

    Posted on Jul 30, 2023
    Read 1 Samuel 15:10-23 "The word of the Lord came to Samuel: 'I regret that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me and has ...

    Topics: guidance, commands, realign

    Listening for God's Guidance

    Posted on Jul 29, 2023
    Read Numbers 22:21-34 "So Balaam rose in the morning and saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. And God's anger was kindled because he ...

    Topics: trust, lead, guidance

    Giving God Our Best

    Posted on Jul 28, 2023
    Read Malachi 1:6-8 "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. ‘If then I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is my ...

    Topics: worship, honor, offering

    Our Response to Jesus' Message

    Posted on Jul 27, 2023
    Read Acts 2:14-41 "But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let ...

    Topics: courage, hearts, listen

    Spreading the Good News

    Posted on Jul 26, 2023
    Read Matthew 28:19-20 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy ...

    Topics: encounter, empathy, extend

    The Significance of Believer's Baptism

    Posted on Jul 25, 2023
    Read: Matthew 3:16-17 "As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment, heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God ...

    Topics: courage, perfect, spiritual

    Declaring Our Faith Through Baptism

    Posted on Jul 24, 2023
    Read: Luke 3:21 "When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened..."

    Topics: power, obedience, ressurection

    Unsung Hero

    Posted on Jul 23, 2023
    Read: Judges 3:20-21 “Ehud then approached him while he was sitting alone in the upper room of his palace and said, ‘I have a message from God for ...

    Topics: fear, religious, practice

    The Encourager

    Posted on Jul 22, 2023
    Read: Acts 4:32-37 “All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared ...

    Topics: seek, give, encourage

    Eyes Wide Open

    Posted on Jul 21, 2023
    Read: Matthew 6:22-23 “The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, ...

    Topics: love, power, seek

    Toxic Gossip

    Posted on Jul 20, 2023
    Read: Luke 6:45 “A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up ...

    Topics: pray, blessings, direction

    Coram Deo

    Posted on Jul 19, 2023
    Read: Psalm 139:7 “Where can I go from your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence?” Think: "Coram Deo" is a powerful Latin phrase that ...

    Topics: love, care, thankful

    Make it Count

    Posted on Jul 18, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 29:10 “The bloodthirsty hate the blameless, but the upright seek his well-being.” Think: Billy Graham: “When wealth is lost, nothing ...

    Topics: thankful, compromise, prepare

    Freedom from Sin But a Slave

    Posted on Jul 17, 2023
    Read: Romans 6:18 “And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” John 8:34 “Jesus answered them, 'Most assuredly, I say to ...

    Topics: free, serve, glorifies

    Do I Have to Forgive and Love Them?

    Posted on Jul 16, 2023
    Read: Matthew 5:43-44 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies, ...

    Topics: love, ability, extend

    Tap Into It

    Posted on Jul 15, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 3:8 “To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the ...

    Topics: hope, encourages, empowers


    Posted on Jul 14, 2023
    Read: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 2:7 “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground ...

    Topics: purpose, relationship, desired


    Posted on Jul 13, 2023
    Read: John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” Think: "Are you ...

    Topics: faith, promise, abundance

    I'm Jealous

    Posted on Jul 12, 2023
    Read: Matthew 16:20 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.” Think: In Jesus' parable about the workers in a vineyard, a landowner ...

    Topics: love, generous, fair


    Posted on Jul 11, 2023
    Read: Psalm 77:11-12 “I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember your wonders of old. I will also meditate on all your work, and ...

    Topics: faith, relationship, serve

    Mute It

    Posted on Jul 10, 2023
    Read: Exodus 4:10-12 “Moses said to the Lord, 'Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken ...

    Topics: joy, promises, abundant

    The Great Seal

    Posted on Jul 9, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 1:13 “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also, having believed, you ...

    Topics: provides, important, significant

    The Stars and Stripes

    Posted on Jul 8, 2023
    Read: 2 Timothy 1:9-10 “He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. ...

    Topics: freedom, future, eternal


    Posted on Jul 7, 2023
    Read: Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance.” Think: John Adams wrote, “July 4, 1776, ...

    Topics: wisdom, honor, righteousness

    Enjoy It

    Posted on Jul 6, 2023

    Topics: sin, presence, inspiration

    Use Your Freedom

    Posted on Jul 5, 2023

    Topics: sacrifice, allow, ultimate

    Freedom's Price

    Posted on Jul 4, 2023
    Read: Romans 6:22-23 “But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the ...

    Topics: eternal, captured, Independence

    The Statue and the Cross

    Posted on Jul 3, 2023
    Read: John 8:34-36 “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but ...

    Topics: hope, offering, despair

    Liberty Through Death

    Posted on Jul 2, 2023
    Read: Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Think: On March 23, 1775, a stirring ...

    Topics: freedom, value, earthly

    Summer Season

    Posted on Jul 1, 2023
    Read: John 15:5 “I am the vine and you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do ...

    Topics: love, truth, grace


    Posted on Jun 30, 2023
    Read: Luke 10:39-42 “She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the ...

    Topics: passion, comparing, assuming

    Culture of Noise

    Posted on Jun 29, 2023
    Read: James 3:13 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from ...

    Topics: mission, testimony, teachings

    Mud Pies

    Posted on Jun 28, 2023
    Read: John 9:6-7 “After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. ‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in ...

    Topics: understanding, involvement, valuable


    Posted on Jun 27, 2023
    Read: Exodus 33:18 “Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.’” Exodus 34:29 “When Moses came down from Mount Sinai with the two tablets of the ...

    Topics: wisdom, affliction, discovering

    Spider's Web

    Posted on Jun 26, 2023
    Read: Job 8:14 “What they trust in is fragile; what they rely on is a spider’s web.” Think: Have you ever taken the time to observe the intricate ...

    Topics: faith, teachings, grounded

    As a Child

    Posted on Jun 25, 2023
    Read: Matthew 18:1-4 “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, 'Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?' He called a little ...

    Topics: responsibility, expectations, independent

    An Influential Father

    Posted on Jun 24, 2023
    Read: Matthew 4:21-22 “Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their ...

    Topics: followers, passionate, outspoken

    Be a Better Dad

    Posted on Jun 23, 2023
    Read: Ephesians 6:4 “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Think: Billy ...

    Topics: parenting, fear, discipline

    The Father Runs

    Posted on Jun 22, 2023
    Read: Luke 15:20 “So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for ...

    Topics: love, care, cherish

    Who's Your Daddy?

    Posted on Jun 21, 2023
    Read: Romans 8:15-16 “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about ...

    Topics: trust, relationship, loving

    Good Father

    Posted on Jun 20, 2023
    Read: Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your father’s care. And even the ...

    Topics: guilt, hearts, shame

    A Good Dad

    Posted on Jun 19, 2023
    Read: Psalms 78:5-7 “He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so ...

    Topics: respect, honesty, kindness

    Watch Me!

    Posted on Jun 18, 2023
    Read: Esther 4:14 “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your ...

    Topics: courage, impact, serve

    Enjoy Life

    Posted on Jun 17, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Proverbs 15:15 “All the days of the oppressed are ...

    Topics: wholeheartedly, cheerful, satisfying

    Can't Come Down Yet

    Posted on Jun 16, 2023
    Read: Nehemiah 6:3 “So I sent messengers to them with this reply: ‘I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop ...

    Topics: seeking, focus, struggle

    Culture of Noise

    Posted on Jun 15, 2023
    Read: James 3:13 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”

    Topics: mission, seek, teachings

    Significance over success

    Posted on Jun 14, 2023
    Read: Exodus 34:5-6 “The Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. The Lord passed before him and ...

    Topics: love, grace, journey

    Am I Successful?

    Posted on Jun 13, 2023
    Read: Colossians 2:9-10 “For in him the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily, and you have been filled in him, who is the head of all rule and ...

    Topics: power, glorifying, embracing

    True Success

    Posted on Jun 12, 2023
    Read: Ezekiel 12:7 “And I did as I was commanded. I brought out my baggage by day, as baggage for exile, and in the evening I dug through the wall ...

    Topics: disobedience, pursue, faithfully

    Walking with God

    Posted on Jun 11, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 11:5-6 “By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: 'He could not be found, because God had taken him ...

    Topics: faith, desires, surrendering

    Rock Solid

    Posted on Jun 10, 2023
    Read: Joshua 8:1 “Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For ...

    Topics: promised, transpired, given

    What in the World?

    Posted on Jun 9, 2023
    Read: Joshua 6:3-5 “March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in ...

    Topics: faith, struggling, obeys

    Why Am I Here?

    Posted on Jun 8, 2023
    Read: Isaiah 43:7“…everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.” Think: Does God ever look in a mirror? ...

    Topics: impatience, glory

    Widow of Zarephath: Walk by Faith

    Posted on Jun 7, 2023
    Read: 1 Kings 17:15-16 “She went away and did as Elijah had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah and for the woman and her family. For ...

    Topics: faith, promise, obeyed


    Posted on Jun 6, 2023
    Read: John 20:25-28 “So the other disciples told him, ‘We have seen the Lord!’ But he said to them, ‘Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put ...

    Topics: faith, struggling, forgive

    No Rain

    Posted on Jun 5, 2023
    Read: Genesis 6:22 “Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we live by faith, not by sight.” Think: Imagine that you ...

    Topics: faith, fear, care


    Posted on Jun 4, 2023
    Read: Luke 22:19 “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of ...

    Topics: focused, serves, memorial

    Memorials Throughout Time

    Posted on Jun 3, 2023
    Read: Joshua 4:20-24 “And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up in Gilgal. Then he spoke to the children of Israel, ...

    Topics: love, curiosity, purposefully

    Top Gun

    Posted on Jun 2, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 26:11-12 (NKJV) “As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more ...

    Topics: trust, growth, embrace


    Posted on Jun 1, 2023
    Read: Exodus 12:14 (NKJV) “So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. You ...

    Topics: sacrifice, hope, deserve

    It’s All in The Name

    Posted on May 31, 2023
    Read: Proverbs 10:7 The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot. Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is more desirable ...

    Topics: faithfulness, desirable, testimony


    Posted on May 30, 2023
    Read: Hebrews 13:16 “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” Think: Arlington National ...

    Topics: sacrifice, fellowship, prioritize

    Memorial Day- Remember

    Posted on May 29, 2023
    Read: John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Think: Billy Graham once found himself standing by ...

    Topics: love, freedom, give

    Jesus Is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

    Posted on May 28, 2023
    Read: John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.’” Think: Have you ever ...

    Topics: surrender, satisfaction, believing

    I Am

    Posted on May 27, 2023
    Read: Exodus 3:13-14 “Moses said to God, ‘Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask ...

    Topics: revelation, profound, changed

    Only Jesus

    Posted on May 26, 2023
    Read: John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever ...

    Topics: faith, believe, eternal

    Who is Jesus?

    Posted on May 25, 2023
    Read: Luke 9:18 “Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, 'Who do the crowds say I am?’” Think: If you ...

    Topics: redeemed, followers, risen

    Know Who He Is

    Posted on May 24, 2023
    Read: Mark 8:29 “‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’” Think: When we're in kindergarten, we are asked the simple question, "What ...

    Topics: disappointment, glorifies, forgive

    Love it!

    Posted on May 23, 2023
    Read: Joshua 1:8 “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in ...

    Topics: purpose, equip, pursue

    What Do You Trust?

    Posted on May 22, 2023
    Read: John 17:17 “Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.” Psalm 12:6 “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a ...

    Topics: love, trust, moral