Daily Devotionals

Underdog Week 1 Wednesday

And while they were there, the time came for her baby to be born. She gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger because there was no lodging available for them. Luke 2:6-7 Over a year ago, I traveled to Israel. As I left Israel, I had a...

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Underdog Week 1 Tuesday

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah. Matthew 1:16 When we think of character traits of leaders and people of influence in the world, humility is probably not a word that immediately comes to mind. We expect leaders to be bold...

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Underdog Week 1 Monday

Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the one Moses wrote about in the law, and the prophets also wrote about—Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph." Nathanael replied, "Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Philip replied, "Come and see." John 1:45-46 God often...

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Would You Rather? Week 6 Saturday

Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sin is put out of sight! Yes, what joy for those whose record the Lord has cleared of guilt, whose lives are lived in complete honesty! Psalm 32:1-2   I was listening to a podcast recently where the podcaster opened up about an...

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Would You Rather? Week 6 Friday

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10  Whenever I hear about the birth of a friend or acquaintance’s baby, I immediately want to know...

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Would You Rather? Week 6 Thursday

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16 I must confess, I am a very independent person. I do not like to ask for help. I like to accomplish things on my...

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Would You Rather? Week 6 Wednesday

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us...

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Would You Rather? Week 6 Tuesday

How foolish can you be? After starting your new lives in the Spirit, why are you now trying to become perfect by your own human effort? Galatians 3:3 When we talk about self-control, it can be easy to become self-focused on our own efforts. After all, self-control begins with the word...

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Would You Rather? Week 6 Monday

It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself. A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. Proverbs 25:27-28  There is a reason why we do not give an entire bag of chips to young children to eat. They do not have the...

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Would You Rather? Week 5 Saturday

So, if you are suffering in a manner that pleases God, keep on doing what is right, and trust your lives to the God who created you, for He will never fail you. 1 Peter 4:19 Faithfulness is easy when life is easy. When everyone is getting along, when there is no conflict, when everything is at...

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