Daily Devotional- Accomplishing the Impossible

“Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them!” Genesis‬ ‭11:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬

The story of The Tower of Babel is found in Genesis 11:1-9. Our focus is on verse 6 where we learn that the people were united in their goal because they were speaking the same language. The result was that that nothing would be impossible for them.

The hearts of the people were not for God and their tower wasn’t to bring Him glory. God saw they were heading in the wrong direction so He took action. And in doing this, God revealed 3 important things to us and we find those in verse 6. Listen in to learn how we can use those same 3 things and bring about a result that glorifies God.

Daily Devotional- Hearing God’s Voice

““My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” – John‬ ‭10:27‬

Jesus says that His sheep hear His voice. His voice isn’t something distant, or an obscure frequency that we have to tune in to. Jesus desires to speak to each one of us because we were created to have fellowship with God.

Jesus also says that He knows us. This is a call to a personal relationship with the Good Shepherd who longs to communicate with us and have a relationship with us! He knows us by name, and has a good plan for every person. There is so much security in knowing that the Good Shepherd is not just interested in what we do but in who we are! He knows our likes and our dislikes and He understands exactly how to speak to us and guide us because He knows us. And because He knows us, we can trust what He is calling us to do.

Jesus says that His sheep follow Him. When the shepherd calls for his sheep, he is not wondering if his sheep will follow. He expects them to follow, because to do otherwise would be dangerous for the sheep!

What is He saying to you? Make a decision today to follow Him, because that leads you into the place of safety and blessing.

Daily Devotional- Knowing Whose You Are

“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children.” – Romans‬ ‭8:15-16‬ ‭

As a child, we feel safe knowing that we belong, and there is a sense of authority when we are in the house. We can freely access things in the house when we know our parents give us permission to. We belong! We can be confident in the relationship we have with our Father. Even if your relationship with your biological father was not perfect, we can be sure that God is the good and perfect Heavenly Father.

He is a good Father. We don’t have to second-guess His intentions towards us, or feel the need to strive for His approval. He is a perfect Father who loves us unconditionally!  Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the Father’s heart to you. If your view of God has been shaped by past negative experiences or identities that others have tried to place on you, ask the Holy Spirit to show you what the Father’s heart really is. Allow this truth to transform the way you relate with your Heavenly Father. We can approach God with honesty and vulnerability, and boldly enter into His presence.

It is an honour and privilege to be called sons and daughters of the Most High God! We have this access to God as His children and can tap into all of the good things and blessings that He desires to pour out on us. Start today by declaring Whose you are – you are a child of the Living God, and He is your Father. He loves you and protects you. He has good plans for your life and there is nothing that can separate you from the love of God.

Daily Devotional- Invest in God’s Word

“Your eternal word, O Lord, stands firm in heaven.” – Psalms 119:89

One of the best investments we can make is investing in God’s Word. Taking the time to study it and ask Holy Spirit how He wants to speak to us through it. His Words can breathe life into us and we are called to share His Word with others so they can find rest and peace in it.

Daily Devotional- Accept Your Limitations

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” – 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

We all have limitations. However, that shouldn’t stop us pursing what God has created us to do. We must learn to embrace them and relay on God to give us strength to overcome our challenges and moments when we are weak. Once we learn to accept those limitations and mover forward, we become a powerful testimony of what God can do in us to advance the Kingdom here on earth.

Daily Devotional- Refilling Your Tanks

“So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall.” – Hebrews 4:9-11

We don’t spend the probably time to give ourselves rest and to refuel our tanks. The Sabbath has become a forgotten Commandment and God gave it to us for our sake and not the other way around. There is a lot of power in getting rest on that day so that you can refuel your four tanks (spiritual, physical, emotional, and metal) so you can head into a new week ready and refreshed to do the work God has called you to do and be able to best serve those God wants you to minister to.

Daily Devotional- Seeking Revenge?

Teaching about Revenge: Matthew 5:38-42

“Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” – Romans 12:19-21

Seeking revenge is something that drains us and is unhealthy when it comes to “getting even.” The only person we should let settle our scores is God. When people do us wrong our focus shouldn’t be to repay with them with evil but with love.

Daily Devotional- Let Go

“If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.” – Matthew 16:25

Letting go is hard. We feel bad when we lose something. We are more prone to hold on than to let go because of fear. There is a fear that we may one day need what we’re letting go of. There is a fear of uncertainty and new things; a fear of losing out if we were to let go. Fear will drive us to do everything we can to hold on, and convince us that it’s safer to hang on to the things already in our hands. So we hold on to our own expectations, experiences and ways of doing things.

But God’s perfect love casts out fear. We can trust that God loves us and has the best intentions for us. He is not trying to take something from us; He wants to give us something better! If we want to trust God’s leadership in our lives, we need to learn to let go. Jesus says that if we try to hang on to our life, we will lose it! We must let go of our own plans or dreams, so we can receive God’s plans for us. We must let go of past hurts or memories so that God can heal us deeply. We must let go of some unhealthy relationships so that we can get into community with people who will spur us on in the things of God. When we release control of our own lives, we position ourselves for more.

What are some things in your life that you have been holding on to that you need to let go?

Daily Devotional- Don’t Get in God’s Way

The Healing of Naaman: 2 Kings 5:1-19

“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.” – Isaiah 55:8

At some point in your life you’ve probably felt led to do something by God that seemed a little crazy or ridiculous at that very moment. Perhaps you asked God to do something in your life like Naaman, but His initial response was not what you expected and you were not willing to humble yourself enough to submit to God’s methods. When we ask God to do something in our lives we should never do it with an attitude or an expectation of exactly how and when He should do it. We are not greater than God and we must place our full faith in Him that He will do it at the right time and in the right way. We are not in charge. God is the one in charge and as Isaiah 55:8 tells us, God’s ways are not our ways. What steps can you take to fully humble yourself before God and realize that His ways are not your ways?

Daily Devotional- Go On The Offensive

“For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.” – Hebrews 4:12

Armor of God: Ephesians 6:10-18

The Temptation of Jesus: Matthew 4:1-11

When looking at the armor of God the sword is the only offensive piece of armor that is used for the purpose of fighting. The rest of pieces of armor are for our personal defense. Victory over the enemy is possible by using the sword. If we try and fight demonic thoughts with human thoughts it won’t bring us victory. When we fight those thoughts with the sword, God’s Word, we can have that victory. Think of it this way: every time you are speaking the Scripture you are stabbing satan. And in due time he will flee from you just as he did from Jesus.