Science Points Us Back to God

“Praise him, you highest heaven and the water above the sky. Let them praise the name of the Lord because they were created by his command. He set them in their places forever and ever. He made it a law that no one can break” (Psalm 148:4-6 GW). Someone may have told you at one time … Continúa leyendo Science Points Us Back to God

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Why Should You Memorize Scripture?

"Whoever looks intently into the perfect law … and continues in it — not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it — they will be blessed in what they do” (James 1:25 NIV). If you’re serious about being spiritually strong and mature, the greatest habit you can develop is memorizing Scripture. In fact, the … Continúa leyendo Why Should You Memorize Scripture?

Prepare Your Heart for God’s Word

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you” (James 1:19b-21 NIV). Let’s say you’re … Continúa leyendo Prepare Your Heart for God’s Word

Obedience Is an Act of Worship

“Just tell me what to do and I will do it, Lord. As long as I live I’ll wholeheartedly obey” (Psalm 119:33-34 TLB). God smiles when we obey him wholeheartedly. That means doing whatever God asks without reservation or hesitation. You don’t procrastinate and say, “I’ll pray about it.” You do it without delay. Every … Continúa leyendo Obedience Is an Act of Worship

Obey God by Using Your Brain

“When [Joseph] heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth” (Matthew 2:22-23a NIV). Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching pastor … Continúa leyendo Obey God by Using Your Brain

Obeying God Requires You Take a Risk

“After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, ‘Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead’” (Matthew 2:19-20 NIV). Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching … Continúa leyendo Obeying God Requires You Take a Risk

Obedience Is Uncomfortable, But That’s a Good Thing

“When [the wise men] had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. ‘Get up,’ he said, ‘take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.’ So he got up, took the … Continúa leyendo Obedience Is Uncomfortable, But That’s a Good Thing

You Obey God by Trusting God

“But [Joseph] did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus” (Matthew 1:25 NIV). Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching pastor at Saddleback Church. Some people are good at the immediate. They can jump right into anything, but they are not good at “keeping … Continúa leyendo You Obey God by Trusting God

Don’t Wait to Obey God

“I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands” (Psalm 119:60 NIV). Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching pastor at Saddleback Church. This week, as we think about obedience and how to live it out, I want to look at five actions Joseph took that showed his obedience to God. When the angel … Continúa leyendo Don’t Wait to Obey God

Biblical Obedience: Love + Trust + Action

“If you love me, keep my commands” (John 14:15 NIV). We’re all familiar with the Christmas story. But have you ever stopped to put yourself in Joseph’s shoes? Here was a guy who found out his fiancée was pregnant, claiming she was visited by an angel and told she’s carrying God’s baby. And she wanted … Continúa leyendo Biblical Obedience: Love + Trust + Action