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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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

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

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

God’s Spirit Is Working in You

“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (Philippians 2:13 NLT, second edition). It is the Holy Spirit’s job to produce Christlike character in you. The Bible says, “The Lord ... makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image” … Continúa leyendo God’s Spirit Is Working in You

To Get Enthusiastic, Get in God

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:11-12 NIV). In order to reach your goals, you have to figure out how to maintain your enthusiasm over the long haul. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Nothing great is ever accomplished … Continúa leyendo To Get Enthusiastic, Get in God

Exchange Your Panic for God’s Peace

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV). It’s hard to … Continúa leyendo Exchange Your Panic for God’s Peace

God Is Waiting for You to Ask

“If you ... know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11 NIV) God is the source of everything. Everything you see in the world and everything you can’t see in the world and in the universe, … Continúa leyendo God Is Waiting for You to Ask

You Need God’s Presence, Not His Explanation

“Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7a GW). One of the reasons people struggle with contentment is because we’re always looking for explanations for why things happen in our lives. It ticks us off that God doesn’t offer us explanations. So why doesn’t he? Because he’s testing you. He’s testing … Continúa leyendo You Need God’s Presence, Not His Explanation

Let Go, and Know God Is in Control

“Let go of your concerns! Then you will know that I am God. I rule the nations. I rule the earth” (Psalm 46:10 GW). Every day, you have to decide who’s going to be in control of your life — you or God. That choice is a battle. There are things in your life that … Continúa leyendo Let Go, and Know God Is in Control