Category: Devotionals

A Fool’s Answer

The fool says in his heart,     “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1 NIV) Recently, a pastor mentioned that the scripture above should actually read: A fool says in his heart, “No, God.”  With this new translation, I was baffled. I’ve always thought fool was reserved for nonbelievers, atheists and agnostics. But, lo and behold, I’ve…

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Prepare for Elevation

From uncomfortable situations to joyous occasions, everything we encounter is intentional. As we continue to live out God’s will for our lives, situation after situation will prepare us for continued elevation. However, if we hide our purpose, or become lazy in fulfilling our purpose, God has nothing to elevate. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by…

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Stay Woke.

In life, we will interact with, befriend and work alongside a multitude of people. Because humans are vessels used by God and the enemy to carry out their plans, some of these people will be heaven-sent, and some will not. It can be difficult to determine if a seemingly “good” person has God’s will in…

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The Brevity of Life

“Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14 NIV You probably didn’t need to read the verse above to realize that life is shockingly, and sometimes agonizingly, short. But, even though we know our…

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Starve Your Fears

Scripture Reading: Psalm 55 David cried out to the Lord asking Him to hear his prayer. Restlessness, moaning, oppression, fearfulness, trembling and terrors of death had fallen on him so much so, he wanted to fly to the wilderness and be at rest. It was not an enemy who pained his heart this severely –…

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Be Full

Imagine the evening of Labor Day has just rolled around. The third serving of barbecue has commenced, and then it’s on to the homemade ice cream topped with fresh fruit. Immediately as you finish, someone arrives with McDonald’s and offers you french fries. With that offer, you may feel inclined to smack the fry out…

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Doubt Doesn’t Open Doors

I doubted everything. Everything I knew God wanted for my life, I thought it would never happen for me. Would God allow me to be married? Would God allow me to have a good paying job? Would God allow me to be successful at all? Marriage and success all seemed so close, but yet so…

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Emotional Rollercoasters

Monopoly Mega — a game of high priced rent, extravagant skyscrapers, elaborate property trades and my rollercoaster of emotions. A few days ago, it was a family game night, and the game of choice was the longest game possible. Throughout the entire night, I was up, and I was down. I would buy properties, earn…

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A Heart of Gratitude

I used to think when Jesus comes back for us, and we see Him at our appointed judgment time, I would say sorry and hope that would be good enough for a heavenly entrance. But, there is something about freedom in Christ that gives me doubtless entrance into heaven, and now I can’t wait to…

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Victory Never Stops

Recently, as I looked through my notes to prepare for the weekly upload on this blog, I ran across this #oldiebutgoodie post I never shared… The NFL tops the list for my favorite games to watch. This year, while watching the Super Bowl LI, I had no stock in either the New England Patriots or…

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