Daily Devotionals

Forgotten War: Week 2 - Thursday

But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4 When I was a youth volunteer, I heard a story from an older man that I will never forget. He told a story...

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Forgotten War: Week 2 - Wednesday

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure. 1 Corinthians 10:13 When you walk through the aisles of a...

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Forgotten War: Week 2 - Tuesday

For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. John...

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Forgotten War: Week 2 - Monday

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. 1 Corinthians 15:58 Six months ago, I ran my second Spartan Race in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a four mile run with 22 obstacles...

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Forgotten War: Week 1 - Saturday

When you forgive this man, I forgive him, too. And when I forgive whatever needs to be forgiven, I do so with Christ's authority for your benefit, so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes. 2 Corinthians 2:10-11 This week in this Forgotten War series, we have...

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Forgotten War: Week 1 - Friday

Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, "If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you.'" Luke 4:9-10 What did you do after you got baptized? Did you have a party with your family...

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Forgotten War: Week 1 - Thursday

The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?" Genesis 3:1 My kids can often twist my own words. For instance, the other week I told them, "You can't...

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Forgotten War: Week 1 - Wednesday

For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God's stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north.' Isaiah 14:13 Buried back in the pages of the Old Testament, Isaiah sees a vision of what is a taunt for the King of Babylon. At the...

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Forgotten War: Week 1 - Tuesday

The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10:10 Some of us refuse to fight. We don't like the effort that it takes. It is easier to make peace rather than going to battle. It can be at work when you know someone has been...

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Forgotten War: Week 1 - Monday

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Ephesians 6:12 The average person will interact with and encounter thousands of germs...

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