Your Refuge | Devotional by Max Lucado

Refuge is a favorite word of Davids. Youll count as many as forty-plus appearances in some Bible versions. But never did David use the word more poignantly than in Psalm 57. The introduction to the passage explains its background:A song of David when he fled from Saul into the cave. Lost in shadows and thought,... Read more

Unforgettable? | Devotional by Melissa Talbot

…I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands… ” Isaiah 49:15b – 16a It’s painful being forgotten. Especially by someone we love. I try not to take it personally because life has a tendency to become busy, making meaningful communications less frequent. But sometimes, admittedly, I feel... Read more

What am I Doing? | Devotional on Priorities by Marilyn Ehle

“I do not seek my own will, but the will of him who sent me.” John 5:30 Jean Fleming calls it the focused life. A Quaker teacher Thomas Kelly refers to being organized by a single, mastering Life within us….an integrated life. E. Stanley Jones says it is a a sense of wholeness. The world... Read more

Die Daily | Devotional by Suzanne Benner

Then he said to them all: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 Luke records Jesus words about what it means to be his disciple. Two thousand years later, the requirements for Christ followers remain the same. Each must do three things.... Read more

Speak Life | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Do you remember this old adage? It would often be heard on a schoolhouse playground as children were teasing each other, pretending not to be bothered by the insults that came their way. But our pretending doesnt end with childhood; as adults,... Read more

The Heart is What Matters | Devotional by Debbie West

…The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 I grew up in a time when we dressed up to go to church on Sunday. Everyone at my church looked pretty much the same. The men wore... Read more

Grace Received, Grace Given | Devotional by Max Lucado

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, Your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, Your Father will not forgive your sins ” Matthew 6: 14-15 Some time ago I was speaking about anger at a mens gathering. I described resentment as a prison... Read more

Thorned for a Reason | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

How do you see someone who is being a thorn in your flesh? I am struck by Davids words in 2 Samuel 16 when Shimei, a relative of Saul, curses him and pelts him with pebbles David, Gods anointed king, could have ordered the man to be imprisoned or killed. But instead, he tells his... Read more

Dont Be Afraid | Devotional by Rich Vega

The TV was on, and I heard them again. The voices. Theyre trying to scare me and seclude me from others. Suddenly, as we went about minding our business, these voices interrupted our daily lives. They got louder and more persistent. Fear was purposely planted into our hearts, and we were afraid to go outside.... Read more

Make An Exchange | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had suffered from a skin disease. While Jesus was sitting there, a woman went to him. She had a bottle of very expensive perfume made from pure nard. She opened the bottle and poured the perfume on his head. Some who were there... Read more

Gods Question | Devotional by Marilyn Ehle

The man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day. The Lord God called Where are you? Genesis 3:8-9 Gods first recorded question is one that rings down through the ages: Where are you?” Because of a false or incomplete... Read more

Protection and Direction | Devotional by Alec Niemi

Todays reading is in Psalm 105. It is about the Lord’s wonderful work on behalf of Israel. In it is reference to the cloud of covering that the Lord gave the Israelites to shelter them from the hot sun during the day and the fire that He gave for light at night as they wondered... Read more

Unshakable Peace | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Philippians 4:4-9Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will... Read more

Resting, Knowing, Waiting | Devotional by Vonette Bright

Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.In all Your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6 It was something Barry felt he had to do. The time had come for him to take a stand against the boards wrongful business decisions.So he resigned from... Read more

Gathered Together | Devotional by Ashlea Massie

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you? Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in faith.” 1 Thessalonians 3:9-10 Most of us have probably spent that... Read more

A Good, Healthy Struggle | Devotional by Max Lucado

God is using your struggles to toughen you up! Its like viewing a movie after youve read the book. When something bad happens, everyone else gasps at the crisis on the screen. Not you. Why? Youve read the book. You know how the good guy gets out of the tight spot. God views your life... Read more

Worry about Your Life | Devotional by Phil Ware

“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” Matthew 6:25 Thought God gives beauty to the flowers and life to grass. In the grand scheme... Read more

Lord, We Are Needy | Devotional by Roy Lessin

Jesus, You spoke the word and the storm became still.Lord, I need a word like that. Mark 4:39 Jesus, those who touched the hem of Your garment were made whole.Lord, I need a healing like that. Mark 6:56 Jesus, You gave the spiritually hungry living Bread.Lord, I need to be fed like that. John 6:48-51... Read more

J. I. Packer, Devotional Theologian and Churchman

It’s not unheard of to sleep badly the night before preaching. This night, however, was particularly bad. I was still only a few weeks into regular Sunday preaching, and I had a particularly complex passage to expound. I wasnt entirely sure Id understood the passage correctly. Id rewritten the sermon a number of times. I... Read more

Heart Directions | Devotional by Julie Cosgrove

May the Lord direct your hearts into Gods love and Christs perseverance. 2 Thessalonians 3:5 I want to have a loving heart, dont you? One that beats for others and yet stays strong. One that is so filled to the rim with godly love that nothing can break it. A love that will cushion my... Read more

Outlandish Faith | Devotional by Kristi Huseby

What would cause someone to go against the tide of social influence? What would make them stand up against a vast amount of their peers and refuse to go along with what they believe? Peer pressure is a powerful force and few can stand against it! However, there were two men in the Bible who... Read more

Peace in the Face of Uncertainly | Devotional by Max Lucado

Everything is being cancelled. The NBA games. The NHL games … Madness!!. Broadway plays. Flights. Cruises. Cancellations, everywhere! But can I tell you the one thing that has not and WILL not be cancelled? God will never cancel his promise to take care of us. Do not interpret the presence of problems as the absence... Read more

The Unlocked teen devotional turns one year old – Mission Network News

USA (MNN) Keys for Kids’ teen devotional tackles touch topics through multiple genres and a Gospel lens. Unlocked was born when camp directors reached out to Keys for Kids Ministries and asked for a resource for teen campers. An editorial assistant at the time, Kandi Zeller helped shape what the new devotional would be. Now... Read more

A Daily Battle | Devotional by Phil Ware

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12 Thought This is war! We face a daily battle and it is not just with sin and temptation. We... Read more

For the Benefit of the Body | Devotional by Veda Lucas

The LORD said to Moses, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with ability and intelligence, with knowledge and all craftsmanship. And I have given to all able men ability, that they may make all that I have commanded you. Exodus 31:1,3,6 Have you ever heard anyone say theyre all thumbs? Can... Read more

The Gentle Christian – A Devotional by Katherine Kehler

“I am gentle and humble in heart Matthew 11:28 I have been rereading The Glorious Pursuit, Embracing the Virtues of Christ by Gary L. Thomas. As before, the content is very thought provoking. Thomas opens with this thoughtful paragraph: Pause a moment and try to imagine yourself as a person who acts with the compassion... Read more

Choose Whats Good | Devotional by Katy H. Jones

But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.Luke 8:41-42 Id love to say I am like Mary. However, in truth, I have been a Martha most of my life.... Read more