Teach Me

Psalm 143:10-11 (NKJV) Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake! “True humility is staying teachable regardless of how much you already know.” Author Unknown A humble heart is a teachable heart. The importance of knowledge and understanding…

The Father’s Glory

John 15:7-8 (NIV) If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish and…

In the Weeds

Matthew 5:44-45 (NKJV) But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on…

Eyes Front

Luke 9:62 (NKJV) But Jesus said to him, “No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” “Eyes front” is a military command. It is a call to attention. An important order that calls the soldier to readiness. The discipline of the military is established in…

More Than a Follower

Luke 14:25-27 (NLT) A large crowd was following Jesus. He turned around and said to them, “If you want to be my disciple, you must, by comparison, hate everyone else—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry…

Breathless

Matthew 16:24-26 (NLT) Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you…

The New Thing

2 Corinthians 5:14-17 (NIV) For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. So from now on we regard no one from a…

Dollar Store Disciples

Proverbs 20:24-25 (TLB) Since the Lord is directing our steps, why try to understand everything that happens along the way? It is foolish and rash to make a promise to the Lord before counting the cost.   With some time to kill before the football game, the kids and I decided to take a walk…

Life Estimate

Luke 14:33 (Message) “Simply put, if you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people, and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple.”   In the past couple of years, our yard has shown signs of erosion. Living in this home for more than ten years, there are obviously…

Unfollow – A Devotion

Psalm 1:1-3 (NLT) Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.  But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. They are like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. Their…