Daily Devotionals

Escaping Ordinary Week 6: Saturday

"If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad. All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it." 1 Corinthians 12:26-27 When my sister and I were little kids, she broke her thumb. She quickly learned...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 6: Friday

"God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another." 1 Peter 4:10 Many people go through life asking how others can help them. We often operate under this mindset, wondering how other people can serve us and improve our lives...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 6: Thursday

"Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood— may he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 6: Wednesday

"God answered, “I will be with you. And this is your sign that I am the one who has sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God at this very mountain.” Exodus 3:12 It's funny how young children make excuses when they do not want to do it. The...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 6: Tuesday

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago."  Ephesians 2:10 Any artist, designer, or creator will tell you that everything they make has a purpose. Whether they intended their creation to...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 6: Monday

"So the Twelve called a meeting of all the believers. They said, “We apostles should spend our time teaching the word of God, not running a food program. And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 5: Saturday

“So my advice is, leave these men alone. Let them go. If they are planning and doing these things merely on their own, it will soon be overthrown. But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God!” Acts 5:38-39 We...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 5: Friday

Yet more and more people believed and were brought to the Lord—crowds of both men and women. Acts 5:14  One of the most notable things about the early church is how distinct followers of Christ were from others. As members of the church lived with integrity, gave generously, and...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 5: Thursday

The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. 2 Chronicles 16:9 We may not realize it, but we all have public and private lives. Our public lives are what people see us doing and how we present ourselves publicly. Our...

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Escaping Ordinary Week 5: Wednesday

Great fear gripped the entire church and everyone else who heard what had happened. Acts 5:11 The other day I caught my nephew telling me a lie. He called his little sister a name. I told him what he said was mean. He responded by saying he didn’t actually call his sister a name, but...

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