Daily Devotionals

  • Forward Day By Day - September 22, 2023
    I have tried and tweaked many recipes in a quest to produce different varieties of tender, delicious muffins. Recipes often call for more sugar than I prefer, but occasionall.... (View this reading and more resources for prayer at Daily Prayer: A res [...]
  • Forward Day By Day - September 21, 2023
    Jesus did not seek students who would simply soak up all his wisdom. Jesus did not rally cheerleaders or call people to follow him in order to amass power for himself. Jesus .... (View this reading and more resources for prayer at Daily Prayer: A res [...]
  • Forward Day By Day - September 20, 2023
    Jesus is a newcomer to Capernaum. As he settles in the area, he begins spreading the message that “the kingdom of heaven has come near” (Matthew 4:17). One day he.... (View this reading and more resources for prayer at Daily Prayer: A resource of [...]
  • Forward Day By Day - September 19, 2023
    When I juxtapose the imagery in Psalm 62:8, my first thought is of a cave, and comparing God to a cave gives me mixed feelings. On the one hand, caves terrify me, precisely b.... (View this reading and more resources for prayer at Daily Prayer: A res [...]

  • Beautiful Restoration - September 22, 2023
    In his wonderful book Art + Faith: A Theology of Making, renowned artist Makoto Fujimura describes the ancient Japanese art form of Kintsugi. In it, the artist takes broken pottery (originally tea ware) and pieces the shards back together with lacque [...]
  • God Covers Our Sin - September 21, 2023
    When a single mother had to find work to take care of her family in the 1950s, she took on typing jobs. The only issue was that she wasn’t a very good typist and kept making mistakes. She looked for ways to cover up her errors and eventually create [...]
  • Shooting Ourselves in the Foot - September 20, 2023
    In 2021, an engineer with the ambition to shoot an arrow farther than anyone in history took aim at the record of 2,028 feet. While lying on his back on a salt flat, he drew back the bowstring of his personally designed foot bow and prepared to launc [...]
  • Faithful but Not Forgotten - September 19, 2023
    Growing up, Sean knew little about what it meant to have a family. His mother had died and his father was hardly home. He often felt lonely and abandoned. A couple who lived nearby, however, reached out to him. They took him into their home and got t [...]

  • The Missionary’s Master and Teacher
    You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am ….I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master… —John 13:13, 16 To have a master and teacher is not the same thing as being mastered and taught. Having a master and teacher m [...]
  • The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose
    Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant… —Isaiah 49:5 The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all o [...]
  • The Divine Commandment of Life
    …be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect. —Matthew 5:48 Our Lord’s exhortation to us in Matthew 5:38-48 is to be generous in our behavior toward everyone. Beware of living according to your natural affections in your spiritual li [...]
  • Are You Going on With Jesus?
    You are those who have continued with Me in My trials. —Luke 22:28 It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His temptations? Many of us turn back from going on with Jesus from the very mo [...]