Daily Devotional: Trusting God In Every Circumstance

"And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD, have not forsaken those who seek you (Psalm 9:10)."   We just got back from a much needed family vacation. My wife and I took our three sons to Busch gardens, Adventure Island, and The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida.... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Endure Through Fiery Trials By Trusting In The Living God

"For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised (Heb. 10:36)." Growing up, I played several sports. Swimming was by far the most challenging because you had to endure through hours of several laps and difficult sets. Every year, my high school... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Cleaning Up Your Life Through Communion With The Living God

Have you ever walked through your garage or house and all of a sudden a cobweb gets tangled in your hair? I am sure it has happened to all of us at some point, right? It's frustrating, gross, worrisome, and hard to get out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTxaOoGCbwY Last week, while I was arranging boxes in our garage,... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Who Is The King That You Worship?

Everyone has a king. A king can be represented as something or someone ruling over your life. Maybe your king is recognition and prestige in the career industry. Perhaps your king is money, and you worship this idol because it gives you a sense of comfort and security in a vulnerable world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6cy1SWLZ3U Many of... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: God is The Ultimate Refuge And Savior of The World

My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. -Psalm 62:7 Growing up, my family would take a yearly trip to the Bahamas. One year, my brother and I decided we were going to get our scuba diving licenses so that we could go on a few excursions while... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Ready, Set, Wait on the Lord

"But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31, ESV)." We live in a fast-paced culture. Society tells us that we need to exercise more, study harder, work overtime, and keep ourselves... Continue Reading →

Seeing and Believing In The Spiritual Realm

It was a cold fall evening in 2000, and I was in the outfield getting ready to catch a high fly ball. When I looked up in the sky, I couldn't find it--so I started freaking out, raising my glove in the air, and squinting the best I could. The center fielder kept yelling to... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: From Anxiety To Trusting In The Lord

"Therefore, do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or what shall we wear? But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." -Matthew 6:31 The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that over 40 million adults have some... Continue Reading →

Daily Devotional: Give Us Today Our Daily Bread

"Give us this day our daily bread." -Matthew 6:11 What a powerful verse. In just seven words, Jesus makes a profound statement concerning our need for a daily encounter with the living God. As you know, Jesus is the bread of life. His body was broken for you and I when He died on the... Continue Reading →

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 →

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