“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” Matthew 7:7 Recently, I went to Fiji with work to do some outreach events. At one of these events, I was walking around with a bag of toys in my hand looking to give it to one of the pastors. At one point, I felt this tug on my pants and looked down to see this little girl tugging on my pants with one hand while pointing at the bag with the other hand. Her mother was reprimanding … Continue reading Minute Devotions – Childlike innocence
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand – Isaiah 41:10 We all have expectations. Some of us have expectations of how we think our life will turn out and we plan accordingly towards a goal or a time frame, only to reach that time and find ourselves standing empty handed, our dreams nowhere to be found. Some of us have expectations for our children and the life they will lead, yet the children … Continue reading Minute Devotions: A sense of expectation
He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay – Matthew 28:6 Resurrection Sunday. First came the pain of Friday, then came the victory of Sunday. After three days of silence and darkness, the grave is empty and death has been defeated. Jesus has conquered the final battle, death, and made a way for freedom and eternal life for us. It sounds crazy, this tale that a man would lay dead for three days and then be resurrected back to life and raised to heaven. But this isn’t a crazy story … Continue reading Minute devotions: He is Risen.
So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” – John 12:13 ESV Palm Sunday. Around the world, thousands will stop to acknowledge Palm Sunday, the day where Jesus walked straight towards what would be the most painful experience of His earthly life; being tortured and hung on a cross to die. It was the day that Jesus triumphantly returned to Jerusalem to meet His death and was met by cheers of ‘Hosanna, blessed is He who … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Palms of Grace
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 ESV How much do you believe you are worth? Do you believe that you are valuable and worthy? Or do you believe that you are unimportant and not deserving of happiness and love? Many people find it hard to accept that they are valuable and worthy; worthy to be respected and loved and listened to and cared for. But you are worthy. You are valuable. You are important. How do I know this? … Continue reading Minute Devotions – What’s your worth?
For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls – Hebrews 12:3 NKJV Consider Him. Consider Him who created you. Consider Him who created the heavens and the earth. Consider Him who makes the sun go up each day. Consider Him who has placed every star in the sky and calls each one by name. Consider Him who knew you from before you were born. Consider Him who left heaven and came down to earth to walk among us and show us the way to heaven. Consider Him who … Continue reading Minute Devotions – Consider Him
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there – Mark 1:35 I am someone that enjoys being alone. While I like being around people, I am just as content being by myself, and so I tend to spend a lot of time alone with my thoughts. So when I was challenged the other day to carve out time and sit in silence with God, I thought it would be pretty easy. I was wrong. Sitting in silence and waiting on God may … Continue reading Minute Devotions: In silence and solitude