Devotionals

  • Light in the Darkness

    Devotionals | October 31, 2018

    Today is a new day to spread the presence and message of Jesus. This is our calling: to shine Jesus’ light into a world that needs to taste and see that God is good. Wherever you go today, you will find people for whom Jesus came, people that Jesus loves. He calls you to reflect His love and truth to them, to let the light of Jesus shine through you. What does this look like? Treat others with respect, meet them at their point of need, embrace the hurting, seek the lost, speak words that draw others to His love, light, and truth, lead like Jesus.

  • Trust Jesus

    Devotionals | October 29, 2018

    Jesus lived His life on earth in complete dependence on the Father. He calls you to follow in His footsteps and to trust in Him with every aspect of your life. What does that look like for you today? Are there situations that cause you to waver in unbelief? Family or professional challenges that stare you in the face? Jesus knows your struggles. He, too, faced personal attacks, hostile opponents, spiritual battles, overwhelming pressures, and confused followers during His days on earth. You can depend on Him to lead you in all circumstances. Do you believe this?

  • The Heart of the Question

    Devotionals | October 26, 2018

    We’re familiar with the ongoing attempts of the religious leaders to discredit Jesus. Jesus’ responses revealed God’s heart and truth despite their prideful questions. His answers revealed their hearts even as they revealed truth by which the hearers could be saved. What do your questions reveal about your heart?

  • A Life-Changing Relationship

    Devotionals | October 24, 2018

    Commitment, imitation, and relationship are life-changing words. Who are you committed to? Who do you imitate? What relationship are you most invested in? Jesus is committed to living in relationship with you, to teach, empower, and protect you. Are you committed to living in relationship with Him? Is it your goal to become like Him? What three words describe your relationship with Jesus?

  • According to Their Need

    Devotionals | October 22, 2018

    Throughout the gospels, we see Jesus engaging with people according to their need. When direct communication is required, He speaks clearly. When needed, He acts forcefully. When people need compassion, Jesus freely gives it. When a story will help, He tells one. He fields endless questions, challenges people’s thinking, provides ongoing encouragement, and meets people where they are in various ways. Perhaps this is seen most powerfully when Jesus meets Thomas’s need for proof of His resurrection.

  • Different

    Devotionals | October 19, 2018

    In our hyper-connected world, media and newsfeeds flood our hearts and minds with the world’s perspectives and priorities. Few of these reflect Jesus’ perspective, priorities, or methods. Jesus doesn’t offer self-help programs or quick-fixes. He reveals God and God’s way in contrast to that of the world. He offers Himself; He offers the transforming power of living in relationship with Him. He calls you to a lifelong journey that transforms your perspective, priorities, and approach to leadership. Will you join Him? Will you let Him replace your perspective and priorities with His?

  • Reflect

    Devotionals | October 17, 2018

    What has God done in your life? What are you grateful for? What stirs your heart to praise? God’s forgiveness, healing, restoration, patience and grace are life-giving and life-changing. His touch reshapes the contours of our lives, redefines our purpose, and re-envisions our future. Take time today to reflect on Whose you are. What difference has God made in your life?

  • To Lead like Jesus

    Devotionals | October 15, 2018

    Leading like Jesus isn’t meant to be a catchy slogan or an abstract philosophy. The focus of leading like Jesus is Jesus—the Servant of the Lord, the Son of God, our teacher and master. Just like the first disciples, we have a living teacher, role model, and mentor. As we live in relationship with Him, He transforms us to be more like Him. Where do you need to focus on Jesus so that you can be more like Him in all you do?

  • In His Time

    Devotionals | October 12, 2018

    The Lord’s timing is often not our own. We perceive a need and want it handled right away. Yet we live in a world set in time and space and we are often limited in our discernment and perspective. Jesus sees and knows our needs. He knows far more than we do about how best to care for the world He created. He asks us to keep our eyes on Him, bringing Him our needs, and asking Him to fulfill His purpose—in and for us, others, and the world—as we wait for Him.

  • Caught Unaware

    Devotionals | October 10, 2018

    Have you ever been surprised at your own words or perspective? You suddenly realize you are comparing yourself with others and have edged God out of your thinking. You find yourself wondering what your mission is or realize that you can’t remember your values (let alone which one has priority over the others). Maybe you feel unexpectedly bound by prideful actions and fearful thoughts. Remember that Jesus is ready and waiting to restore you. Where do you need to turn to Him today?

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