They called them back and warned them that they were on no account ever again to speak or teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John spoke right back, “Whether it’s right in God’s eyes to listen to you rather than to God, you decide. As for us, there’s no question—we can’t keep […]
Then he started at the beginning…pointing out everything in the Scriptures that referred to him. Taking the bread, he blessed and broke and gave it to them. At that moment, open-eyed, wide-eyed, they recognized him. Back and forth they talked. “Didn’t we feel on fire as he conversed with us on the road, as he […]
Jesus now spoke directly to the paraplegic: “Get up. Take your bedroll and go home.” Without a moment’s hesitation, he did it—got up, took his blanket, and left for home, giving glory to God all the way. Luke 5:24-25 MSG Healing. Complete healing. From the Healer Himself. This guy had been a paraplegic for […]
“Embrace this God-life. Really embrace it, and nothing will be too much for you. That’s why I urge you to pray for absolutely everything, ranging from small to large. Include everything as you embrace this God-life, and you’ll get God’s everything.” Mark 11:22-23 MSG These are Jesus’ words. Red-letter edition. Powerful. Important. Matter-of-fact. Spoken to […]
“‘Relax, Daniel,’ he continued, ‘don’t be afraid. From the moment you decided to humble yourself to receive understanding, your prayer was heard, and I set out to come to you.’ Daniel 10:12 MSG Notice Daniel’s posture…not just his praying lips. He took a low view of his own importance, while he exalted the one true […]
But Daniel determined that he would not defile himself by eating the king’s food or drinking his wine… Daniel 1:8 MSG That’s where it all starts. In your “heart”…your mind, will and emotions. That’s the story of Daniel. No matter what would come along to upend him, he chose to do the next right thing. […]
Egyptians! Coming at them! They were totally afraid. They cried out in terror to God. Moses spoke to the people: “Don’t be afraid. Stand firm and watch God do his work of salvation for you today. Take a good look at the Egyptians today for you’re never going to see them again. God will fight […]
The angel assured her, “Mary, you have nothing to fear. God has a surprise for you: You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and call his name Jesus. Nothing, you see, is impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Yes, I see it all now: I’m the Lord’s maid, ready to serve. Let […]
At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come ahead.” Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. Matthew 14:26; 28-30a MSG So…you’re in […]
Simon said, “Master, we’ve been fishing hard all night and haven’t caught even a minnow. But if you say so, I’ll let out the nets.” Luke 5:5-6 MSG I know exactly how Simon Peter felt. Waiting for fish to be caught-up in strategically placed nets. Fished all night. Caught nothing. Zero. Zilch. Been […]
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Yesterday my mom fell again walking outdoors at her apartment…She is okay & was released from hospital after a few hours. On the drive to West Bend after we got the call…I found complete peace just loving my God & knowing He was in control of the situation no matter what it was. And then reading your devotion today made my heart cry out with a love for Him that can’t be put into words.Thank you & thank you & thank you for listening & obeying the Lord.