The Yoke of Jesus
Scripture describes a great exchange of our burdens for the peace of God. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30, "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your sou...
Your Father Gives Good Gifts
One of my favorite parts of God's heart is his desire to give us amazing gifts. James 1:17 says, "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change." Every good gift you receive is because G...
A Constant Companion
At salvation you were given the gift of God himself, the Spirit of Christ, dwelling within you. Ephesians 1:13-14 says, "In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, who is the guarantee of our...
The Heart of God to Forgive
As much as God hates sin because of its destructive effects on us and others, he hates even more that something could come between our relationship with him. Because he desired a relationship with us, God sent his Son to pay the price for our restoration. And it's because of his continued love fo...
God Heals Hearts
One of my favorite chapters in all of Scripture is Psalm 147. It's a psalm laden with the wondrous works of God, rich with imagery and powerful in stirring our affections for God. In it we learn that God "determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names," and that ...
Delighting in God’s Love
John 17 is an incredibly significant passage of Scripture for Christians today. Jesus prayed perfectly in accordance with the will of the Father, in submission to him during his time on earth. Therefore, everything Jesus prayed, God will accomplish. Part of the beauty of their oneness is shared d...
God our Father
As a follower of Jesus you have been brought into the family of God. Take a moment to let that truth sink in. Think about what it means to have God, the Creator of the universe, the embodiment of Perfect Love, as your Father. So often we lose sight of the fact that God is our Father and view him ...
The Lord Your God is in Your Midst
Hardly a verse in all of Scripture sums up the heart of God for his people better than Zephaniah 3:17. As we walk through this passage today I pray your life would be transformed by the reality of God's nearness and the depth of his love for you. Scripture says,
The Sweetness of God’s Love
Think about the death of Jesus for a moment. Picture how horrific the scene would have been to witness in person. Now try and imagine witnessing it from the Father's perspective. Think about how he saw, heard, felt, knew, and wept over everything that happened to Jesus. Think about how he felt pl...
Receiving God’s Word through Action
Faith and action go together. Understanding and works are tethered—joined together at salvation through the working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of believers. James 2:14-17 asks us,
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have...