Consider the teachings

~ Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things ~  2 Timothy 2:7, KJV Whether it is listening to a favorite Christian broadcast, sermon, or a daily devotion – immersion into the word of God is not merely a chore to be accomplished. It requires sincere time of meditation in … More Consider the teachings

Our chiefest endeavor

Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we become enlightened to this simple and yet wonderful truth. It is where we receive sustenance from the Lord. This is because, through the Spirit of Christ, we are affected in a manner in which our lives are completely transformed. … More Our chiefest endeavor

A Believing Heart

The following devotion comes from Stand a Little Taller: Counseling and Inspiration for each day of the year by Gordon B. Hinkley. A short commentary follows to expound on the thought and principle truths of each devotion. July 15, 2015 A Believing Heart Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, … More A Believing Heart

How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Want to know the four secret ingredients to a happy and sustaining authentic Christian life? Sure you do, especially if one is struggling with a crisis of faith, doubt, or moderately curious as to what the Christian life has to offer them. These four secret ingredients are simple and practical. Want to boost your faith … More How four secret ingredients is able to ignite and sustain an authentic Christian life

Going Forward in Christ

Note to the reader: These devotionals are from Evenings with Jesus – A series of devotional readings for the closet and the family. Taken from the late Reverend William Jay.  Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward… Exodus 14:15 We may consider this command three ways: 1. In reference to the journey of the Israelites. Now, … More Going Forward in Christ

Is Your Ability to See God Blinded? | My Utmost for his Highest

Lift up your eyes on high, and see who has created these things… —Isaiah 40:26 The real test of spiritual focus is being able to bring your mind and thoughts under control. Is your mind focused on the face of an idol? Is the idol yourself? Is it your work? Is it your idea of … More Is Your Ability to See God Blinded? | My Utmost for his Highest

What is the Gospel?

Gospel – what does it mean? For the Christian, it means the Good News. It is the summation of Salvation. Yet, is there more to this understanding of the Gospel? Pastor Rob Stewart of Ballard Church explores the Gospel and what it means through the lenses of the Epistle Paul wrote to the Christians in … More What is the Gospel?

How religious pretense is a danger to authenticity

Within the cultivation of an authentic Christian lifestyle, there is a sacred religious piety that evolves within the individual. This piety is not fulfilling any type of rote of religious practice. Piety is the hallmark of one’s reverence toward that which is sacred and holy. There is genuine piety in a person’s relationship with a … More How religious pretense is a danger to authenticity

I am with you and for you

Human beings were created to be social creatures. We are naturally designed to communicate with one another, to live with one another and to develop healthy interpersonal relationships. In this life we have allies and we, unfortunately, have enemies. No greater ally do we have than that in Jesus Christ. For if he is for … More I am with you and for you

Return good for evil

In the devotional titled, Stand a Little Taller – counsel and inspiration for each day of the year, we read the following scripture and thought: Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake ~ Matthew 5:11 ~ Draw comfort … More Return good for evil