Letting Him Renew Our Strength

This week my devotions led me to Isaiah 40:30-31, which says: “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” There wereContinue reading “Letting Him Renew Our Strength”

Improving Our Relationships

This week I read an article by Rick Warren that talked about how we can improve our relationships. His key point was that we must learn to serve others. The fact is we often focus on our own wants and needs, which can make it seem like life revolves around us. And if this is howContinue reading “Improving Our Relationships”

Embracing His Grace and Showing It to Others

This week, I had the privilege of sharing a little devotional with one of our ministry groups here at the church. As I pondered what to share, the Lord put on my heart this idea of embracing and showing His grace. The scripture that the Lord led me to was the story of the womanContinue reading “Embracing His Grace and Showing It to Others”

In It For The Long Haul

Years ago, when I was in youth ministry, I had the opportunity to have lunch with a Foursquare pastor from Germany. During that lunch we talked about numerous things concerning ministry, but there is one part of that conversation that I still remember to this day. We were talking about goals and accomplishments in ministryContinue reading “In It For The Long Haul”

Let Him Be Your Deliverer

Today I read the story in Exodus 14 where the Israelites were finally leaving Egypt and the oppressive rule of Pharaoh. But if you’re familiar with the story you know that after the Israelites left, Pharaoh changed his mind and he and his army take off after them. And so the Israelites find themselves betweenContinue reading “Let Him Be Your Deliverer”