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Where Is the Rest for REAL?

Where Is the Rest for REAL?

Today will have weighty burdens. To do lists, undesirable tasks, deadlines, traffic, relational hurdles, unmet needs and desires for self and for others… to say the day has a lot of drag working against you as you move forward in your relationship with Christ is an understatement! It’ll feel like carrying an anvil, or running through a swimming pool with an open parachute behind you. I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

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The Tender & Uncondemning Leading of God’s Spirit

Did you notice the contrast?  I’m Christ Jesus, you are uncondemnable, but instead led by the Spirit as God’s child. The Spirit of God never condemns a believer for sin, but is convincing us by His love and trustworthiness of who we are as God’s reborn new creation in Christ. He’s not making you feel worse so you will try harder, but making you feel loved, despite our stumbling, so you will trust Him more.

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A Three Day View of the Cross

A Three Day View of the Cross

Day 1 - Good Friday Today we recognize the determination of the love of Christ. Pilate tried to free Him, the disciples tried to dissuade Him, the religious tried to shame Him, and the Romans tried to ignore Him even while the masses had tried to crown Him. But what...

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“Work” or “Works” – Where’s the REST?

I had the privilege of sharing at a men's ministry event recently and a conversation was still fresh on their minds:  “If it's ‘work’ I don't want to do it! Isn't striving or toiling contrary to the rest and peace we have in Jesus?” What a great question and...

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Numbered Days

Numbered Days

Psalms 90:12 says, “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to you heart of wisdom.“ I’m amazed by the wisdom of God in David’s prose, at times. He does not ask that God will teach us to increase our days; he doesn’t ask that God would show us how to...

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Be encouraged and CHOOSE GRATITUDE today!

Be encouraged and CHOOSE GRATITUDE today!

Believer - Be encouraged and CHOOSE GRATITUDE today! God’s sovereignty is greater than your setbacks, His faithfulness is greater than your failures, His union is undaunted by your fleshy rebellion, His eternal depth is far greater than your temporal shallowness, and...

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Magic of Christ’s Grace Devotionals

Magic of Christ’s Grace Devotionals

The Christmas season is wonderful - full of time with family, presents shopping, decorations, Christmas music, church events, special times with friends…and it’s crazy for all these same reasons! Last year I provided this tool to focus our hearts and sharpen our faith...

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