God is not a human being, that he should lie, or a mortal, that he should change his mind. Has he promised, and will he not do it? Has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? – Numbers 23:19 (NRSV) Ever been let down by someone? Whether it is a betrayal or someone going back on their promise, we have all experienced hurt and disappointment at the hands of other people. When you’ve been repeatedly let down by people, trusting others becomes difficult. But there is One who is faithful and never breaks His promises, and that is God. … Continue reading Minute devotions: He is Faithful
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and ordinary men, they were amazed and recognized them as companions of Jesus. – Acts 4:13 (NRSV) In the book of Acts we see Peter and John, two of Jesus’ disciples, were repeatedly brought before the religious rulers to defend the faith they were preaching. They were threatened and beaten however instead of backing down, they stood and boldly put their case for Jesus forward. The people were amazed because they weren’t academics or religious leaders, just simple fishermen who followed Jesus when He … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Made New
Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path – Psalm 119:105 (NRSV) Have you ever walked in the woods in the dark? You walk slowly, arms outstretched touching the trees for guidance and balance. The danger isn’t what you can feel but what you can’t see; the weeds hidden beneath the leaves, tripping you up as you walk and bringing you to your knees. Life is like a walk in the woods at night, some things we can feel however there is much that we can’t see. Yet God loves us too much to … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Walking in the light.
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want – Psalm 23:1 (NRSV) King David was a man that knew what it was like to have everything. A successful king, he had access to whatever he wanted. He also knew what it was like to have nothing, to lose everything and flee with nothing but the clothes on his back. While there is no confirmation of exactly when David wrote Psalm 23, it’s clear that it was during a time of distress. However David boldly declares that he lacks nothing; despite his circumstances, he had everything he needed because he … Continue reading Minute Devotions: God’s Provision
Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! – Psalm 27:14 (NSRV) Most people don’t like waiting for things. We live in an ‘instant’ society that doesn’t promote patience, instead encouraging us to go after what we want and get it. The world tells us that time waits for no man and that to sit back and wait means you miss out on what you want. But God’s Word tells us clearly, time and again, to wait. To stop, pause, listen and wait on God. We want what we want, but is … Continue reading Minute Devotions: Wait