Daily Devotion – What Happens When God Closes a Door

Daily Devotion – What Happens When God Closes a Door

Do you ever pray for God to close a door he doesn’t want you to walk through? Then God closes it, and you find yourself in utter shock. How could He do such a thing?! It leaves you at a crossroad – will I trust the Lord or will I attempt to pry open the...
Daily Devotion – Persistent Prayer and Meditation

Daily Devotion – Persistent Prayer and Meditation

Jesus and His friends, the disciples, were in a ship on their way to the country of the Gergesenes, when suddenly a great storm arose. The storm was so intense that the disciples thought the ship would sink, and they would die. Meanwhile, Jesus slept. How is it that...
Daily Devotion – The Key to Productivity in God’s Economy

Daily Devotion – The Key to Productivity in God’s Economy

Seven months into parenthood, I knew something had to change. I had expected the diaper changes, the snotty noses, even the sleepless nights; but I had not anticipated the frustration, the fear, or the perpetual feeling of falling behind. I woke up one morning to my...
Daily Devotion – Measuring God’s Grace

Daily Devotion – Measuring God’s Grace

Rulers are handy little tools to keep around the house. But rulers have their limits, especially when it comes to measuring the intangible. For example, a ruler just won’t cut it when it comes to measuring God’s grace. Have you ever tried to measure God’s grace?...
Daily Devotion – Joy Versus Happiness

Daily Devotion – Joy Versus Happiness

Let’s get closer to see the action of this long-anticipated cage match. In the center of the cage, Joy and Happiness are standing toe to toe, staring at each other while the referee goes over the rules. Referee: “Okay, here are the rules, there are no rules,” Then the...
Daily Devotion – Contentment in Jesus

Daily Devotion – Contentment in Jesus

What does it mean to be content? When I was young, as I thought about Solomon and ‘everything is meaningless’, I thought it was because he had an overabundance. He was a king! Everything was at his fingertips- every desire answered, all longings fulfilled, at least...