Devotionals

This is only a test…

Have you ever received one of those emails: “This is a test“? I was on a walk the other day. The sky was beautiful and I paused a moment and looked up at this beautiful cloud with its edges beaming with brilliant light from the reflection of the sun… as well as the brilliant rays…

Remember, when it’s really tough, your faith is…

Remember, when it’s really tough spiritually, your faith, loyalty and love towards Jesus is definitely the thing being tested, tried, stretched and proven- for specific purposes. Which is a good thing to be reminded of. Here are two specific purposes of your trial: #1. to allow you to experience the test and adversity and so…

The AWAKENING… by God

The Awakening…by God ALERT…TAKE COVER… RESPOND ALERT: Independence, fear, and pride all keep us from deep relationships that we need with God and His people. TAKE COVER: God will help you, and He will give to you just what you need, but He must first AWAKEN you: RESPOND: “The Lord GOD has opened My ear;…

Patient Endurance- Part 2

There’s an old saying: Run if you can, walk if you must, crawl if you have to. But by all means, cross that finish line. And let’s do it TOGETHER! As the writer said to those discouraged and disheartened Jesus’ people: Take heed to yourselves lest anyone fall short of the grace of God.  …

Patient Endurance

The Lord sent this word to a people who were excited about Jesus for quite sometime, but now after a series of trials they had become a very discouraged and downtrodden people. Hope deferred can make the heart weak, and that’s exactly where many of these believers were. So this word had come to them…

Wanted: Alive and Flourishing

Why is the Sea of Galilee fresh, flourishing and lively, and the Dead Sea is dead, smelly and stagnant- though the same living waters of the Jordan River flows into both of these seas? If you’ll notice on the map, you’ll see the answer. It is because the Sea of Galilee has an inlet and…

That word ALMOST is a critical word

That word “almost” is a critical word. So much has hung in the balance… so much missed because of it. And what that word boils down to is this: a decision! And behind the decision is either faith or unbelief, obedience or disobedience, desire for or desire for something else, persistence or too inconsistent. How…

If our life were like a piece of chalk…

If our life were like a piece of chalk…  At Judgment Day, God will not commend or reward any believer, not one follower of Jesus, for… How popular they were, how witty/funny they were, how strong and buff they were, or how handsome, pretty or how tanned they were. No one will receive any honor, praise or…

Deadly Comparisons

Here’s a wise short message on “comparison” through a member of the Christ-Life Family. The Lord spoke to her, saying: “Comparison is a culprit that hinders love. My body is comparing it’s parts to all except for the head. Is the arm greater than the head, the mind which causes the arms movement? Is the…

Discerning the purpose of your season and accomplishing it

Just as God created the seasons in nature (Genesis 1: 14), so He creates different seasons in our lives. As we grow in Christ through these, we eventually become “seasoned disciples.” This truth is found in a statement Jesus made: “For everyone will be seasoned with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. Salt…