Daily Devotional: Be Imitators of God from Ephesians 5:1

"Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children (Eph. 5:1)." Last week, I asked my 5 month old son, "Can you say Momma?" His eyes got really big, his eyebrows tilted inwardly while analyzing my voice, and his lips began moving in the same direction as mine to imitate what... Continue Reading →

Is It too Good To Be True? Laughing At The Promises Of God

Yahweh said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh, saying, ‘Will I really bear a child when I am old?’ 14 Is anything too hard for Yahweh? At the set time I will return to you, when the season comes around, and Sarah will have a son (Gen. 18:13-14). You have heard the saying, "If it sounds too... Continue Reading →

Resist The Devil, The Pleasures of This World, and Trust in God’s Grace

"Be subject therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7)." The world faces us with many temptations. Lust, greed, envy, and pride are prevalent in social media, newspapers, advertisements, and even digested in our sphere of influence. We are only a click, drive, or phone call away from being... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: What Does It Mean To Worship?

"Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care (Ps. 95:6-7, NIV)." Worship is a common act by both religious and non-religious people from around the world. In traditional terms, it means to... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Do Not Grow Weary In Doing Good

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up (Gal. 6:9)." A few months ago, my two sons and I joined a Taekwondo martial arts class. The instructor, who has a 5th degree black belt, shared his story about how... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Do Not Be Anxious But Rejoice In The Lord

The book of Philippians was written by the Apostle Paul while he was first imprisoned in Rome around 61 A.D. The clear theme of his letter focused on encouraging believers to rejoice in the Lord. Ironically, here is Paul in prison, being persecuted for his faith---while exhorting believers to rejoice in the Lord. He exemplifies... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Trusting God In The Midst Of A Pandemic

"Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture." -Psalm 37:3 In the year 2020, COVID-19 changed the world. Face masks were required in public. Travel was restricted. The world became less stable and more politically divided. Socialization was decreased because of social distancing while fear continually rose. Many... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: The Gospel Is For Everyone

"There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28)." God despises racism. Any type of prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed to a certain racial or ethnic group should never be tolerated. It's clear from Scripture the Lord does... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Jesus Did Not Come To Abolish The Law But to Fulfill It

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." -Matthew 5:17 Shortly after Jesus preached the beatitudes to his disciples on the mountainside, he sternly warned them not to believe He came to abolish the Law or the prophets.... Continue Reading →

Verse of The Day: The Call To Follow Jesus From Luke 5:27

"After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him (Lk. 5:27)." I remember the day God called me to be a disciple of His. Beforehand, I was an unchurched,... Continue Reading →

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