Daily Devotionals

  • Forward Day By Day - January 19, 2020
    Everything about Christ defies this world’s measures of success and list of correct priorities. I can understand why following Jesus’ path may seem bonkers to those living outside of our faith. Our King is crowned with thorns and proclaim [...]
  • Forward Day By Day - January 18, 2020
    The cornerstone is the most important stone in a structure because a builder aligns every other stone—from the deepest foundation to the highest tower—by this one stone. Jesus is rejected by the religious leaders of his day because they h [...]
  • Forward Day By Day - January 17, 2020
    I’ve had to learn to set healthy boundaries to prevent myself from being manipulated or used. Boundary setting is important self-care for everyone. There can also be unhealthy boundaries in our lives. We erect walls with our egos, fear, greed, [...]
  • Forward Day By Day - January 16, 2020
    From The Archives: August 31, 1972Cowardice is contagious. So is courage. Furnishing an example can be one of the greatest influences a person can have. When faced with danger and conflict, it is better for the coward to stand aside and not turn the [...]

  • When God Intervenes - January 19, 2020
    In a poem titled This Child Is Beloved, Omawumi Efueye, known affectionately as Pastor O, writes about his parents’ attempts to end the pregnancy that would result in his birth. After several unusual events that prevented them from aborting hi [...]
  • Instead of Revenge - January 18, 2020
    After Jim Elliot and four other missionaries were killed by Huaorani tribesmen in 1956, no one expected what happened next. Jim’s wife, Elisabeth, their young daughter, and another missionary’s sister willingly chose to make their home a [...]
  • Storm Chasers - January 17, 2020
    “Chasing tornadoes,” says Warren Faidley, “is often like a giant game of 3D-chess played out over thousands of square miles.” The photojournalist and storm chaser adds: “Being in the right place at the right time is a s [...]
  • Bring What You Have - January 16, 2020
    “Stone Soup,” an old tale with many versions, tells of a starving man who comes to a village, but no one there can spare a crumb of food for him. He puts a stone and water in a pot over a fire. Intrigued, the villagers watch him as he be [...]

  • Vision and Darkness
    When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. —Genesis 15:12 Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in “the shadow of His hand” (Isaiah 4 [...]
  • “It Is the Lord!”
    Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" —John 20:28 “Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink’ ” (John 4:7). How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying [...]
  • The Call of the Natural Life
    When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me… —Galatians 1:15-16 The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize w [...]
  • The Voice of the Nature of God
    I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" —Isaiah 6:8 When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things c [...]