Bold Humility

Pray: Make my life a daily miracle of grace. Read: “ let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. “ Hebrews 4:16 When we are in desperate situations, only Christ has the power to pick us up […]

Do What You Can

Have you ever thought about how Jesus, the King, described Mary after she poured her perfume bottle all over him and wiped his feet with her hair? He saw her heart—her deep desire to show him how much he meant to her. She was overwhelmed with his forgiveness, mercy, and love towards her. “She did […]

Run, Don’t Hide

God is not the enemy of our happiness. Loving obedience to him brings happiness and freedom. He gives us his Spirit to keep us running the race with an eye on the prize. We aren’t spectators when it comes to knowing God in Jesus Christ. We are justified to run, not hide. We don’t need […]

Joy for the Race

Pray: I need to be restored, Lord. Please bring me back to the place where I was designed to be—running the Christian race with joy. Read: Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like streams in the Negeb! Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for […]

Weapons That Do Not Destroy

The weapons used against God’s children by this world (like belittling, bully­ing, gossip, false accusations, etc.) no doubt affect our spirits and our minds. This is why Paul says, “take every thought captive…”. We don’t let hurtful words that start the chain of negative thoughts get the better of us, nor do we let our […]

Jesus Take the Wheel

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Jesus take the wheel.” Carrie Underwood even made it into a popular song. “Jesus, take the wheelTake it from my hands‘Cause I can’t do this on my ownI’m letting goSo give me one more chanceTo save me from this road I’m onJesus, take the wheel” Carrie Underwood Maybe you’ve said […]

Resilience Training

Pray: When I am weak you make me strong. I need your strength today. I’m tired, Lord. Read: He said, “Lord, I believe,” and he worshiped him. John 9:38 Believers are no longer steeped in shame by their weaknesses. We can stand firmly before our accusers (including those who are in shepherding positions) because Christ […]