Devotionals

Stirring Affections

May you be stirred by the unconditional love of your heavenly Father this week as his perfect nature is revealed to you in greater, more transformative ways.

Stirring Affections

May we develop a greater sense of his nearness today and learn how we can live our life in light of the goodness of his presence.

Stirring Affections

May he draw us closer as he reveals what a good Father he is to us.

Stirring Affections

I pray that God reveals his love in a tangible and fresh way today for you and me as we open our hearts to meet with him.

Stirring Affections

In today’s devotional, we’re going to look at the reality that God loves to heal hearts.

Stirring Affections

God’s forgiveness is as constant as our need for his forgiveness.

Stirring Affections

May God guide us and empower us today, and reveal himself in a fresh way.

Knowing God

May God empower us to live with open hands and an open heart, ready and willing to receive all that he longs to give.

Knowing God

May God guide us down his path to peace today as we make space for his presence.

Knowing God

May God open our eyes and hearts in a special way today to receive his grace in every corner of our hearts.

Knowing God

May we praise God for his wisdom, and ask him with boldness and confidence to share that wisdom with us today.

Knowing God

May we all draw nearer to God today in this time together.

Knowing God

May God give us eyes to see who we are to him today, and the courage to abide in him in life-giving relationship.

Knowing God

May God draw us closer to him, and give us a greater measure of faith today as we focus on his steadfast love and faithfulness.

God's Character

Allow who he is to stir up your desire to know him even more.

God's Character

May our hearts be comforted and our hands filled with strength as we make space for God to fill.

God's Character

May our hearts be filled with greater measures of trust as we make space for God to fill.

God's Character

May we authentically give God our devotion today as we take time to discover how holy and worthy he is.

God's Character

Let’s come before God with confidence, asking our questions and inviting him to meet us in a meaningful way today.

God's Character

May striving cease today as we receive the lavish affection of our good and loving God.

God's Character

May the weights and cares of the world fall off of your shoulders today as you set out to seek the heart of your good and loving Father.

God the Giver

Allow his loving character to draw you close and provide life to every dry and weary place in your soul.

God the Giver

Wherever you find yourself today, know that God is a safe rescue and the deliverer of our souls.

God the Giver

Open your heart today, be still, and take in the peace of heaven.

God the Giver

May you walk in immense satisfaction today as you open your heart and mind to the Lord’s presence and truth.

God the Giver

May you find rest today in the direction God brings.

God the Giver

May you experience the embrace of the Father today as you draw near.

God The Giver

Open your heart today in light of God’s love.

The Father Heart of God

As we spend time looking at the father heart of God, may a fresh revelation of his love for you guide you into greater depths of relationship with your heavenly Father.

The Father Heart of God

Today allow God to reorient the way you understand him and his heart towards you. He is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, unlike anyone we’ve ever known.

The Father Heart of God

The beautiful thing about our heavenly Father is that he is present in our lives, and we are never alone.

A Foundation of Love

As we learn of God’s intentions to meet our every need, open your heart today to trust in this God who’s our Provider.

The Father Heart of God

There is nothing like an encouraging word from the Father when we’re feeling low and discouraged.

The Father Heart of God

As we dig deeper today, may our hearts be open to God’s loving perspective on correction for our good.

The Father Heart of God

Let’s allow God to reshape our notion of him and free our hearts up to enjoy just how good God really is. He is better than anyone we’ve ever known, and it’s my hope today we can see that with clear eyes.

A Foundation of Love

Love is to be at the foundation of all we do, all we are, and all we hold on to.

A Foundation of Love

God’s love has come in and given us meaning, beauty, redemption, and purpose. It is through God loving us that we become sons and daughters; we become saints.

A Foundation of Love

May your heart be even a little more free today after a fresh encounter with the Father’s love.

A Foundation of Love

May we take a step back today, examine our own hearts’ pursuits, and rest in the reality of how simple God’s love really is.

A Foundation of Love

May you walk in joy today as you lean into this love-based reality a bit more.

A Foundation of Love

As we explore love-based obedience today, may your heart be open to the goodness of your loving Father.

A Foundation of Love

May you find that the weight of the world falls away. And may you choose the path of simplicity and love going forward living out in joy and peace.

Love God

May we discover the peace and joy that come from pursuing a simple Christianity this week.

Love God

. God knows our weaknesses, and any command he gives, he has a plan to empower us and give us grace to be obedient.

Love God

May we discover what it means for our hearts, minds and will to be fully surrendered to Jesus, and in return may we find the abundant joy he has promised. He is trustworthy and true.

Love God

May God reorient the way you see him today, and show you his purpose and pleasure over his children taking time for true rest in him.

Love God

May your heart and mind be open to all the wisdom and goodness God has for you today. And may you find comfort in making Jesus your one necessary thing.

Love People

May we gain clarity and deep understanding of the freedom afforded to us as children of God. May we adopt the simple truth of our freedom and truly be set free.

Love People

May today be a breath of fresh air as you encounter the grace of God that requires nothing in return.

Love People

Loving others is one of the most important and difficult commands Jesus gave us.

Love People

Brokenness can often make us hard, bitter and difficult to deal with. But we’ve been given the call to see past that hard exterior and love people in the midst of their pain.

Love People

What better example or model is there for how to love than the One who laid his life down for the world?

Love People

The beauty of it is, our God is with us every step along the way. He has purpose and power for you in loving the family in which he’s placed you.

Love People

May we be filled with the love of Jesus and grace of God to go out of way to love and minister to those special people in our lives today.

Love In Action

Let’s try to take our eyes off ourselves and see those we pass every day and don’t seem to notice.

Love In Action

Jesus says we will be known by the way we love each other. Would people know you’re a Christian by the way you love your brothers and sisters?

Love In Action

May your faith come alive this week as you seek to be a doer of the word.

Love In Action

 As our world becomes more and more distracted, and takes less time to notice what’s happening in the life of another, may God empower us as his people to simply be present today.

Love In Action

May God grant us his perspective and fashion us into his likeness today.

Love In Action

May God encourage us today, and empower us to encourage another as we make space for his loving presence.

Love In Action

Every day we’re wronged in some way. And every day is an opportunity to show others forgiveness, not because they deserve it, but because loving forgiveness is the way of our Good Shepherd, the author and founder of our faith. May God empower us to forgive as he does today.

Faith

We need God to give us fresh vision for the work he’s doing and will do in the world around us. And we need him to empower us to share that vision with others, that our perspective would be grounded in his goodness. May God fill us as his people with fresh hope in his presence today.

Faith

As God’s people, he’s inviting us into his victory, a victory we so desperately need. May God establish us in his power today, and may chains fall off us and others as God guides us into a lifestyle of victory in him.

Faith

May you experience a greater depth of intimacy with your living, Almighty, and loving heavenly Father.

Faith

God is faithful no matter what. But faith allows us to have trust in that faithfulness, producing a peace and sense of calm in the midst of challenges that we desperately need.

Faith

May you find the strength and courage to trust in him today with all that you are.

Faith

May God’s goodness become the foundation of our prayer, that we would learn to pray out of a place of belief instead of begging, and hope instead of doubt.

Faith

May we gain revelation today that would stick, that would transform our understanding and deepen our experience of the connection, the relationship between faith and works.

The Marks of a True Christian

May God empower us with revelation today that would bear the fruit of steadfast faith, even in the midst of trials.

The Marks of a True Christian

 May God fill our hearts with faith, and may our lives be filled with the fruit of trusting in our good and able God.

The Marks of a True Christian

May you discover God’s grace and perspective this week as you examine your life in light of this powerful passage of Scripture.

The Marks of a True Christian

May God fill all our hearts with his love in a meaningful, authentic way. And may we find the courage in him to live our faith passionately.

The Marks of a True Christian

May God give us wisdom, joy, and eternal perspective today as we make space for him to fill.

The Marks of a True Christian

 Truly blessing those around us that seem to be against us is an incredible act of love, producing fruit not only in the lives of others, but in our lives as well. May God give us insight into his heart for this command today, as well as the courage to live it out.

The Marks of a True Christian

Jesus allowed himself to be burdened by others burdens, pained by their pain. And may we follow the way of our Savior today as we spend time in his word, and in his presence.

Encountering God

May God give us wisdom, and empower us to walk the path of humility and love as we seek to live in harmony today.

Encountering God

May God show us the pathway to his power today, and illuminate specific ways we can overcome evil with good today.

Encountering God

May this week be filled with transformational encounters with the living God as we learn what it is to seek the face of the one who has formed us, knows us, and loves us unconditionally.

Encountering God

May your heart and mind be at peace today as you encounter the living God.

Encountering God

May you take away from our time today, timeless principles that quickly get your heart in the right place despite your season or circumstances.

Encountering God

Jesus is worthy of all our worship, and it’s my prayer today that you have a fresh encounter with him through this transformative avenue.

Encountering God

Today we’ll dive into how we can encounter God through Scripture.

Encountering God

May we learn to practice God’s presence on a regular basis and see his goodness flood our lives.

Encountering God

May your wounds be healed, and your heart be opened to how God wants to use others to lead you to him.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

May your heart be filled with a wholehearted desire to pursue meeting with God this week.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

Open your heart today that God may fill it with fresh fire and excitement for the call on your life.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

It is my hope and prayer that you leave today having experienced the richness, unity and oneness with the Spirit of God you were made for.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

Many of us doubt the love of God due to all kinds of circumstances, but I pray today you become even a little bit more convinced and sure of his pursuit and unconditional love for you specifically.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

May today be no different. I pray you’re met by a generous, kind, merciful Savior as you open your heart to him.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

May you be encouraged today as you look more deeply at God’s overwhelming desire to be one with you in your day to day life.

God's Heart to Meet with Man

Right when we think we’re unusable, a season is too dry or we’re past our prime, God comes and speaks fresh life and vision. If you find yourself like John on Patmos today, I pray God brings a new word of courage and life to you despite your season.

Trust

We are made to place our trust in that which will provide us with more life, joy, and peace.

Trust

May you grow today in your willingness and excitement to quickly obey the Lord as you learn of his love and goodness.

Trust

May you find the understanding you need for your situation today as you learn to trust the Father and lean into him.

Trust

May you feel encouraged and motivated to place your plans in the hands of a capable, trustworthy Father who has your best interest in mind, always.

Trust

God has something to say about your emotional health, and it is my hope you are encouraged and feel afresh how deeply you’re loved by the Lord as we focus in on this truth.

Trust

There is rest available for God’s children today in the place of toil and striving. Your good Father wants to assure you of that today.

Trust

As we have learned this week, our God is fully trustworthy. Placing our trust in his hands is the wisest thing we could ever do. As we finish up our week on trust today, we’ll explore how trust plays a role in our sanctification and maturing as believers.

God's Promises

May God stir our hearts to surrender anything that isn’t best for us, and may he empower us to take hold of his passion, and his desires, that we might align our lives with his will.

God's Promises

In today’s devotional, we’re continuing our series of taking hold of God’s promises by looking at his promise of strength.

God's Promises

May we not only get a revelation of God’s compassion in our own lives today, but may God mold and fashion us into his likeness, that we would be a people of compassion.

God's Promises

 Every day this world tries to chain us to its ways, holding us down where God is trying to lift us up. But in Jesus, we’ve been offered total and complete freedom. And in the Spirit we’re offered a continual pathway to exercise that freedom.

God's Promises

We serve a God of all mercy and comfort, a God who knows our pain, weeps with us, and has a perfect plan to lead us to abundant life even in the midst of it all. 

God's Promises

The nearness of God is always to our good. In every situation, good or bad, challenging or easy, it’s so good to be near to God. So wherever you are today, lay down every other pursuit, just for the next few minutes, and focus simply on resting on God’s presence.

God's Promises

The suffering and pain we’re experiencing right now is not for forever. There is a conclusion to this story, to all of our stories. And that conclusion is being written by a God so good, so loving, and so powerful, that we know this story of humanity ends triumphantly.

Experiencing God's Promises

May God guide us to a better understanding, and deeper experience, of his promises today.

Experiencing God's Promises

May God do a mighty work today as we make space for him to fill.

Experiencing God's Promises

May we as God’s children trust him more fully today in response to his trustworthiness.

Experiencing God's Promises

May God grant us the courage and perspective to choose life over death today as we seek to live the abundant life wholly available to us in Christ.

Experiencing God's Promises

May God open our eyes to see the true value of our time, and how deeply he cherishes when we choose to spend it on him.

Experiencing God's Promises

May God guide us to into a work birthed from the place of abiding in him, that our lives would be marked by the fruit of God’s promises coming to fruition every day.

Experiencing God's Promises

There is a wealth of promises that can only be experienced when we choose to lay down our own glory, and live for the glory of God instead. We weren’t created to live for our own advancement, and attachment to advancement only breeds pain and suffering.

Knowing God's Heart

May your relationship with God go deeper and become freer as you build trust and learn how to have God’s heart this week.

Knowing God's Heart

May we walk away today more inclined to listen and more open to finding God in unexpected ways.

Knowing God's Heart

May we begin to turn to the Bible as our source of truth and direction first and foremost, rather than the world around us.

Knowing God's Heart

The Spirit longs to have a beautiful, deep friendship with you. And all it takes is opening our hearts to him.

Knowing God's Heart

If we’ll open our hearts to those around us, the possibilities are unlimited to what God can do.

Knowing God's Heart

God is such a good, loving Father that he wants us to live with a foundational understanding of his affection toward us.

Knowing God's Heart

When you are operating out of God’s love daily secure in his affections for you, God can do miraculous things through you.

Being a Child of God

May we grow in our understanding and experience of God as our good and loving Father this week as we look at what it is to be his child.

Being a Child of God

May we live unchained to the terrible effects of sin today as we learn to walk out our new identity in Christ.

Being a Child of God

May you experience peace and courage today as you allow God to take burdens off of your shoulders, and live with childlike faith.

Being a Child of God

Wherever you need a sense of his love, wherever you have need, I pray that the Father gives you a profound revelation of his love there today.

Being a Child of God

May you sense the leadership of your loving Father today as we create space to receive his guidance.

Being a Child of God

May we taste and see God’s goodness today as we open our hands and hearts to receive the gifts of his love.

Being a Child of God

May God give you confidence and joy today in your new identity in him.

Grace

Today we’re launching a new series, taking time every day to discover and receive the grace of our good and loving Father.

Grace

May the reality of Jesus’ mercy and power establish a greater foundation of grace for us to live on today.

Grace

May the reality of Jesus’ mercy and power establish a greater foundation of grace for us to live on today.

Grace

In the middle of our series on grace, we’re going to look at how experiencing God’s presence gives a truer, more heartfelt sense of God’s grace.

Grace

In today’s devotional, we’re exploring the wonderful reality of how God provides for us by his grace.

Grace

May God fill us all with a deeper sense of purpose today, and may our days be more fulfilling and more impactful as we experience God’s grace right now.

Grace

May we approach God with a humble and teachable heart. And may we learn whatever lesson we need from the Spirit today, as God teaches us in his grace.

Forgiveness

May you be filled with courage and boldness this to offer forgiveness to those in desperate need of grace.

Forgiveness

May we find the grace to forgive as we rest in the forgiveness we’ve already been offered through our Savior.

Forgiveness

May you find healing today for any wounds or scars you’ve been carrying, whether big or small.

Forgiveness

Over time, as we open our hearts and allow God to do a continued work in us, we’re equipped to develop a new normal, a new way of living.

Forgiveness

May you find newfound freedom from the weight of unforgiveness today.

Forgiveness

May we gain his perspective today, and the peace and joy that accompany it, as we spend time in his word and his presence.

Forgiveness

May God give us the grace to see ourselves as he does, and offer ourselves love, compassion, and forgiveness regardless of what we’ve done.

Prodigal Son

May God draw you even closer to him this week, and teach of you his redemptive and life changing love.

Prodigal Son

May the patience and love of God transform your heart today, as we spend time in his presence, engaging with his word.

Prodigal Son

May regret, and fear over God’s judgement be washed away as we see an incredible picture of how quickly and easily God forgives our sins.

Prodigal Son

May the incredible love of the Father displayed in this moment of Jesus’ story give us a glimpse into how our heavenly Father feels about us today.

Prodigal Son

May God align our perspective with his today, as we apply the restoration of identity from Jesus’ story to our own lives.

Prodigal Son

May we be positioned to work with God in bringing his powerful love to earth all around us as the result of our time in his presence today.

Prodigal Son

May we become more like our Father in heaven today as we look at his word, and spend time in his presence.

Poor In Spirit

May you experience more of the depth of God’s love this week as you discover God’s heart to minister to those desperate for him.

Poor In Spirit

It is my hope today that we can learn to embrace our weakness, that God may be made strong in us.

Poor In Spirit

May we learn to embrace this aspect of walking with the Lord rather than shy away from it.

Poor In Spirit

As we seek to have one devotion today, may our hearts be fully open to the One who’s worthy.

Poor In Spirit

The beauty of God’s way is that it will always turn the ways of our world on its head. To be strong you must become weak. To be rich, you must be poor. To find, you must lose.

Poor In Spirit

God wants to use you as a vessel of his grace and love in this world. Will you let him?

Poor In Spirit

Abundant life is available to us now as we seek to live low and abide in Jesus.

Righteousness In Christ

May you experience a more tangible, loving, and powerful connection with your heavenly Father this week as we celebrate living life unveiled.

Righteousness In Christ

May God draw us closer to him, and give us eyes to see his face today.

Righteousness In Christ

May we gain a deeper knowledge and experience of God’s closeness today as we study the tearing of the veil.

Righteousness In Christ

May you hear and take the invitation of God to live differently, to live closer, to abide and rest in his presence in all you do today.

Righteousness In Christ

May your faith increase today, and may your experience of God’s presence deepen as we create space to seek God together.

Righteousness In Christ

May you have a profound sense of God’s nearness today as we look at the incredible availability of God’s presence.

Righteousness In Christ

May you see yourself in light of the finished work of Christ today as we make space to see the new nature we’ve been given by God’s grace.

Light and Dark

May the Lord open our eyes to see the glorious light before us this week.

Light and Dark

May you be strengthened in grace and integrity today as you’re re-envisioned toward your calling to the light.

Light and Dark

May our hearts grow in wonder, worship and awe. And may our lives be forever transformed at the sight of him.

Light and Dark

May you walk away today free from shame and fear after having faced a holy God vulnerably and having encountered his unconditional love.

Light and Dark

As we re-train ourselves to seek God first for satisfaction, may we find how abundantly beyond our imaginings the Lord’s sufficiency is for us.

Light and Dark

May you feel better equipped to face temptation and sin today as you encounter Jesus and his truth for you on this subject.

Light and Dark

May you be encouraged today to live out your calling as the light of world, free from the weight of the world.

Renewal

May God teach and guide us into daily renewal as we make space every morning for him to fill.

Renewal

May God guide each of us down the path to renewing our minds in his presence, and through his word today, that we might experience a greater measure of abundant life in him.

Renewal

May God guide us to a deeper love of him today as we open our hearts and hands to meet with him.

Renewal

May God guide us today into a meaningful renewal of joy as we set our eyes and hearts on him.

Renewal

May the Holy Spirit reveal within us the true reason we were created, and guide us down the path of purpose today in his presence.

Renewal

May God empower us to see ourselves the way he does as we spend meaningful time in his presence today.

Renewal

So may God give us the power and courage to choose the right perspective today, to see the world and our lives through his eyes.

Transformation

May God do a mighty work in our hearts this week as we make room for his presence every day.

Transformation

May God do a mighty work today as we make room for him to move, and may we leave this focused time in his presence with a true feeling of being made new.

Transformation

May God stir up our hearts to accept change and transformation in him today as we make space right now for him to come and move.

Transformation

May God stir up our faith and our passion to be transformed in his presence right now.

Transformation

May God replace pressure and pride with peace and humility today as we meet with him right now.

Transformation

May God build within us a powerful culture of resurrection today as we draw near to his transformative love and presence.

Transformation

May God continue this work of ongoing transformation, as we invite him to resurrect us in meaningful, fresh ways today.

The Abundant Life

As we look at what it is to live an abundant life here on earth, I pray that your heart will be awakened to the reality of God’s presence and affection in your life.

The Abundant Life

As we examine how to live an abundant life here on earth, today we’ll search out what it means to choose to worship God in our daily lives.

The Abundant Life

God is for us and desires to walk closely with us, all we have to do is say yes to his invitation. Will you consider saying yes today?

The Abundant Life

Open your heart to the Father today, and allow your mind to be renewed to the good life he has for you.

The Abundant Life

As we begin wrapping up our week on living an abundant life, I hope you leave today encouraged, envisioned and empowered.

The Abundant Life

Once we release the lies and old patterns of thinking and acting, we will see new life spring up in our lives everywhere we look. May this be the case for each of us today.

The Abundant Life

As we finish this week on living an abundant life, today we’ll explore where we’re placing our priorities, hopes, fears, and affections. God doesn’t want us to spend our days waiting for heaven, but instead wants to shift our perspective to see that eternity has already begun.

Seeking God

In worship, our hearts become soft, aware, and open to the glorious majesties of God’s nearness. In worship, God makes his nearness known to us and fills us anew with the power of his manifest presence.

Seeking God

May your heart be opened to God’s truth today as you experience his presence.

Seeking God

Today, may your heart be stirred to take advantage of the unbelievable gift of prayer as you experience God.

Seeking God

As we continue our week on seeking God, today we’re exploring what it means to seek God through fasting.

Seeking God

May we take the time to open our eyes and hearts, to slow down for a minute and behold the beauty of our God in all that he has made.

Seeking God

As we near the end of our week on seeking God, today we will focus on seeking God in solitude.

Seeking God

May God open your heart and mind today to the community in which he’s placed you in this season.

Joy

May you discover the greater portion of joy available to you through the Spirit as you encounter the heart of your Father this week.

Joy

God not only loves you, but he likes you. He rejoices over you, just as you are. I hope and pray that you get a real, tangible sense of God’s joy over you today as we create space in his presence together.

Joy

May your heart be filled to the fullness today as we experience God together.

Joy

Today we’re going to make space together to simply open our hearts and minds to receive the joy of the Father. I hope and pray that you find real, life-changing joy in God’s presence today.

Joy

May your relationship with the Spirit deepen today, and yield a joy so real and strong that no trial or tribulation could come against it.

Joy

May our hearts be opened to a greater measure of joy than we’ve yet experienced, and the wisdom and faith to hold on to that joy as our portion in God.

Joy

May God fill us all with a greater measure of his joy today, and a greater understanding of how to carry that joy into a world in desperate need of it.

Peace

May you discover the heart of your heavenly Father to bring you peace this week.

Peace

May we learn today how to tap into the peace of God that’s so ever-readily available to us as Christians.

Peace

Today we’ll dive a little deeper into those biblical concepts, and I hope we each walk away better equipped to face life’s trials with the transcendent peace of God.

Peace

Today we’ll dive into how live in harmony with others and experience the peace of heaven in our friendships, families and work lives.

Peace

Today we’ll explore why that might be and how to walk in transcendent peace untouched by the circumstances of this world.

Peace

May you grow in your desire for and closeness with the Holy Spirit today.

Peace

In a world full of principles like “an eye for an eye,” how can Christians be set apart and different? Today we’ll dive into that and more.

Living For Heaven

May your heart be set aflame by the joy and purpose of living out God’s command to live for heaven.

Living for Heaven

May the hope of eternal life be an anchor for you all of your days.

Living for Heaven

As we continue to discover what it means to live for heaven, today we look at what it means for us to be marked by joy.

Living for Heaven

God doesn’t want you to even go one day without knowing how truly loved you are.

Living for Heaven

Open your heart and mind to God’s will for your life, and allow him to fill you with excitement and joy today.

Living for Heaven

We are so easily bogged down by the weight of the world, and today God wants to lift our chin and point our eyes upward to things unseen, the things of heaven.

Living for Heaven

May your heart only grow in anticipation and joy at the thought of his return after today.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

May your heart become more responsive to the presence, will, and love of God this week as you cultivate good soil with the help of the Holy Spirit.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

May God remind us of all we have to be thankful for today as we make space to meet with him. And may our days be better as the result of taking just a few moments to be thankful for who we are, what we have, and all God has done for us as his beloved children.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

As we make space to focus on the power of worship today, may God stir up each of our hearts to worship him with all we are and all we have.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

As we look at the power of Scripture today, may God stir our hearts to spend time every day in the pages of this transformative book. And may Scripture guide us deeper into true relationship with it’s author.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

So as we set our eyes on him, may he fill our hearts with compassion and love, and desire to be fully known and fully loved by our communities.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

May God do a mighty work in us today as we discover the power of prayer.

Tilling the Soil of your Heart

As we wrap up this week focusing on tilling the soil of our hearts, today we’re going to look at the role of hearing God’s voice in living open and responsive to God. I know for a lot of us the idea of hearing God speak can be a confusing, sometimes too far out there subject. But as God’s children, he wants us to live in communication with him. And through the Holy Spirit, you and I have the ability to hear God speak to our hearts. May we discover today that we serve a communicative God who loves to talk to his people. And may his voice soften our hearts to receive all that he longs to give us.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

The main concept for this week is derived from The Seven Longings of the Human Heart by Mike Bickle and Deborah Hiebert.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

May we set our eyes on him today by the power of the Holy Spirit, that our desire for wonder would be satisfied in relationship with our powerful and good God.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

As we continue our week-long focus on the desires of every heart, today we’re going to look at the desire we all share to behold beauty.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

Today as we continue our series looking at the desires of every heart, we’re going to take time to recognize and satisfy our desire to be great.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

In today’s devotional we’re going to look at the desire we all share to be fully known and fully loved.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

In today’s devotional, we’re going to explore the desire we all share to be passionate.

The Seven Longings of the Human Heart

As we wrap up this week looking at the desires of every heart, we’re going to look today at the desire to live a life of significance.

Parables

This week we’re going to spend time allowing the parables of Jesus to speak directly to our situations, mindsets, and core beliefs about who God is. Open your heart and mind to be transformed by the powerful and captivating stories of Jesus.

Parables

Open your heart today and choose to take an honest look. You might be surprised at what you find.

Parables

As we dig into this rich, beautiful parable, may our hearts and minds be enlightened. Take a moment even now to ask God to give you fresh revelation.

Parables

As we continue to look at the profound, life-transforming concepts Jesus shared through parables, today we’ll focus on the parable of the lamp on a stand.

Parables

May we today begin a fresh revival of humility in the church as we humble ourselves before God in prayer and honest worship. I want to encourage you to be open and vulnerable as you approach the Lord today.

Parables

As we near the end of our week on the parables, today we’re going to look at the parable of the prodigal son. 

Parables

In today’s devotional, the last in our series on the parables, we’ll be looking at the parables of the lost sheep and coin. 

Vision and Boundaries

May you find freedom and joy this week as you receive vision and set boundaries under the leadership of the Holy Spirit.

Vision and Boundaries

Today may God’s priorities for us become our own, and may we set the necessary boundaries in place to keep our priorities in the correct order.

Vision and Boundaries

How do we set ourselves up for success emotionally, physically and spiritually? The truth is you matter, and it’s my prayer you are strengthened and encouraged today.

Vision and Boundaries

Today may we learn how to serve people in a healthy, intentional way with good boundaries and vision.

Vision and Boundaries

May you discover God’s heart for your work, and find deep purpose and joy today as you submit to God’s vision and boundaries for it.

Vision and Boundaries

We all have different capacity, and it’s very important to remember that as we discuss living life with others in community. May our hearts be open today to whatever the Lord might speak.

Vision and Boundaries

May you be newly envisioned and encouraged today as you’re reminded of the world that is to come through Christ our King.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

As we dive deeply into the riches of Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer this week, may your heart be awakened and your life be transformed by the riches of God’s love.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

May we take hold of this gift and experience it fully today as we take a closer look.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

May our hearts be open to the answers we discover today as we take a deeper dive.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

Jesus is a joyful King, and we find in his High Priestly Prayer that he desires that his people would be filled with his joy too.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

God wants to clear up our common misconceptions and help us enter this process with joy. Open your heart to the kindness of Jesus and allow him to give you rest.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

May your heart and mind be open to God’s truth and will for your life today as we seek him together.

Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer

As we end our week on Jesus’s High Priestly prayer, today we’ll dive into his desire for us to know the Father’s great love.

Jesus Our King

As we look to Jesus this week to celebrate who he is and what he’s done, may you find life-giving hope and foundational joy.

Jesus Our King

Allow this victorious King to settle your heart and mind today as you experience his presence. Revel in his power and might. And worship him as the worthy King that he is.

Jesus Our King

As we explore the gift of Jesus this advent season, today we’ll dig into what it means for him to be our Savior King.

Jesus Our King

May the nature of Jesus’ triumph astound your heart and provoke worship and awe in you today.

Jesus Our King

We have spent this week looking at different aspects of Christ’s kingship. Today we’ll explore how the Lord is merciful in nature toward us and the world.

Jesus Our King

As we begin to wrap up our week celebrating Jesus our King, today we’ll celebrate the justice of God.

Jesus Our King

As we end our week looking to Jesus, today we’ll explore one of my favorite aspects of his nature: his humility.

Drawing Near

Even as believers filled with the Holy Spirit, we can choose to live as if God is still far off. So this Christmas season, may we choose to open our hearts to the living God that we might experience fullness of joy in his loving presence.

Drawing Near

May we reorient our thinking so that each morning with God is more exciting than the next as we experience afresh his love and kindness.

Drawing Near

May you find God today as you open your heart to him, and experience the rest that his presence brings.

Drawing Near

In the midst of this crazy season, it is important to remain sensitive to the Spirit of God.

Drawing Near

May you be encouraged and motivated today to get truly alone with the Father in these days.

Drawing Near

Allow God to remind you afresh today of his love and ability to meet every need and longing in your heart.

Drawing Near

As you practice sensitivity, God will be faithful to show up and move in amazing ways. May this Christmas season be blessed beyond measure as you seek to show the world his love.

Christmas

May this time together help us center our celebrations around the goodness of Emmanuel, God with us.

Christmas

May your heart be filled with joy this season.

End of the Year

May your time with God this week be filled with the loving presence of your heavenly Father.

End of the Year

May you get a real sense of redemption and grace today as we seek the heart of God together.

End of the Year

My hope is that we’re filled with courage and hope today for what God can and will do in us as we make space to live and work in him in this new year.

End of the Year

As we make space for his presence today, I pray that he fills us with a new measure of hope and life in his nearness.

Emmanuel

May your heart be filled with the fruit of his incredible plans today.

Begin the new year with God

Worship is perhaps the most foundational part of a quality time alone with God.

Begin the new year with God

God promises us that we can trust his heart even when we can’t see his hand.

Begin the new year with God

My hope is that today clarifies a pathway for us that we can walk every day into deeper relationship with God.

Begin the new year with God

Life passes us by in a flash, and if we’re not careful, we can miss what God is doing right here, and right now. God wants to work in your life today.

Begin the new year with God

There is an incredible difference between knowing something in your head and experiencing it in your heart.

Begin the new year with God

May the encouragements of Scripture and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit lead each of us to an embracing of this incredible opportunity in Christian meditation.

Begin the new year with God

As we discover God’s heart to meet with us in order that we might experience the depths of his love, I pray that your life would be marked by a new grace to consistently and powerfully encounter the living God.

Begin the new year with God

May God guide us into a passion for investing our lives in his kingdom, that we would have the most joy and peace possible here on earth as well as in heaven.

Begin the new year with God

Let us come before him in humility as we trust that he will give us his best as we give him ours.

Begin the new year with God

I pray that after today’s time, your mind is clear and focused on truth, and that your emotions and actions are marked by abundant life as a result.

Begin the new year with God

In a world where we’re inundated with media, people, stress, and work from the moment we wake up, God has a better beginning to every day in store for us if we’ll follow him.

Begin the new year with God

Allow God to redirect your attention today and continue to transform you in his presence.

Begin the new year with God

You are loved unconditionally, you have nothing to prove, and God desires to meet with you as we spend time in his presence today.

Begin the new year with God

Let’s live today in light of that generosity and grace as we spend time in his presence.

Begin the new year with God

One of the incredible things about our God is that we can come before him in prayer.

Begin the new year with God

So often we think of prayer as a way to get our needs met, but it’s so much more than that.

Begin the new year with God

Let’s come before God boldly today as we learn to pray in faith.

Begin the new year with God

In today’s devotional, we’re going to explore how to keep our connection to God free from obstructions and how to walk in his forgiving grace.

Begin the new year with God

Some people view God as stingy or irritable, but the truth is that God is generous and gracious.

Begin the new year with God

It’s easy to think that God is somehow more pleased with us when we’re consistently praying, reading Scripture, and following his commands. But as great as those things are, God’s love and favor aren’t dependent on our performance or achievements.

Begin the new year with God

May God guide us as we seek to understand and walk in his will today.

Begin the new year with God

Let’s explore what it means to seek God’s face.

Begin the new year with God

Begin the new year with God

Begin the new year with God

May your heart be reconnected with him today as we spend time in his presence.

Seeking intimacy with our Father

As we continue our week looking at what it means to seek God’s face, today we’re going to explore what it means to come before him as our king and lord.

Seeking intimacy with our Father

May we gain a deeper connection with God today as we call on him in humility.

Seeking intimacy with our Father

As we begin to wrap up our week on seeking the face of God, today let’s explore how we can invite him into our lives and experience the intimate relationship we all long for.

Seeking intimacy with our Father

May we experience the cleansing of his love and presence today.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

Ingredients for experiencing a spiritual awakening.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

The reason that sin is so damaging is that it pulls us away from intimacy with our Father. Yet today, God is inviting us to turn back to him and receive his incredible grace and love.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

Today, let’s look at how God desires to restore and redeem every failure for his glory and our greatest good.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

Allow God to speak to your heart and your mind today as we explore this incredible story together.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

May God stir our hearts toward repentance today as we spend time in his presence.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

Let’s ask God to reveal his holiness and truth today as we receive his grace through repentance.

Experiencing God’s forgiving grace

I pray that you will experience the depth of his love and grace today as we spend time in his presence.

God is After the Heart

May we openly accept his gaze today, with faith in our hearts that he always looks at us with grace.

God is After the Heart

May God reveal his purpose behind our creation today, and may he make central to our lives his pursuit and love in a fresh way.

God is After the Heart

May God call out from within us who he’s truly made us to be as we draw near to him in his presence.

God is After the Heart

May he fills us with courage and grace today as we experience his nearness together.

God is After the Heart

As we open our hearts to his loving pursuit today, I pray that God would do a mighty work of freedom in our hearts.

God is After the Heart

May he come and meet us right now, and reveal God’s love in a fresh way.

God is After the Heart

May God use our time today to empower us to advance his kingdom in meaningful, authentic ways.

Honesty

May God give us the courage to be who we truly are with him, with ourselves, and with others today. And may newfound freedom be the fruit in our hearts and lives.

Honesty

May God show you how loved you are, just as you are. And may his love bring you freedom and life as we rest in his presence right now.

Honesty

Let’s come before God today with courage, trust, and humility.

Honesty

May God replace fear with faith today as we experience his grace and love right now.

Honesty

May God love us powerfully today as we make space to be more honest with him and ourselves.

Honesty

Any part of our lives in which we’re walking in darkness, living isolated and unknown, makes space for our hearts to be chained to thoughts and temptations God wants to set us free from. So may the Spirit lead us into the light today, and may we find the courage to follow him.

Honesty

Let’s open up our hearts in real, intentional ways today, as we experience the power and love of our heavenly Father.

The Posture of Our Hearts

May your relationship with God be enriched this week as you position yourself to receive all your loving heavenly Father has to give.

The Posture of Our Hearts

May you learn to value to honesty above all else in dealing with those around you and find joy and peace abundant.

The Posture of Our Hearts

The only path to true power and freedom comes through embracing our need and lack. May you experience that freedom and strength from God today.

The Posture of Our Hearts

The Lord is a firm foundation, and the only solid place to place your trust. In diving deeper today, we’re going to secure our foundation in the only steady hope—Jesus.

The Posture of Our Hearts

What’s beautiful about God is that no matter where you’re at in your walk with him, there is always more.

The Posture of Our Hearts

May you be encouraged instead of burdened and take whatever next steps necessary to give Jesus your all.

The Posture of Our Hearts

To experience the fullness of life, it’s imperative that we take up God’s perspective on all things and allow him to enlighten the eyes of our hearts. May you walk away from today with a new, eternal perspective.

Sharing God's Heart

May you discover this week that you were made to share God’s heart. And may you find joy and passion in God’s longing to use you in powerful and unique ways.

Sharing God's Heart

The weight is not on our shoulders—the pressure is off. I hope today you’re freed up to be used by God out of joy and delight rather than obligation or stress.

Sharing God's Heart

Today we’ll take a deeper dive in our own hearts and examine who is actually enthroned there.

Sharing God's Heart

May you be encouraged today in your identity in Christ and freed from any unnecessary weight you’ve been carrying.

Sharing God's Heart

As we assess our hearts, may we remain soft and open to the commands and will of God for us.

Sharing God's Heart

After we experience his great compassion for us, may we have no choice but to mimic that with others.

Sharing God's Heart

There is nothing to fear, and God is ready and excited to use us for his kingdom purposes. Will you accept his invitation?

The Holy Spirit

May he reveal himself to each of us in real and fresh ways this week.

The Holy Spirit

May we discover the pathway he’s laid before us to grow in friendship with him today, as we take time to experience him in a fresh way.

The Holy Spirit

I pray that your ears would be opened to hear the loving voice of your Creator today, as we discover together what it means to pray with the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit

May we be good students of God’s word today, and allow him to guide us into a lifestyle of learning with him. For his glory, and our good.

The Holy Spirit

May you experience the richness of God’s presence, the water of his peace, and the warmth of his love today as we seek to allow God to bear his fruit in our lives.

The Holy Spirit

May you be encouraged as we open our hearts and seek sanctification in the Holy Spirit today.

The Holy Spirit

I pray that God would reveal to you how he’s wired and gifted you in the Spirit today, that you would find joy and deeper relationship with him in walking out your unique calling on the earth.

God's Manifest Presence

May God make all our faces shine in his presence today, that the world would see the goodness that comes from spending meaningful time alone with God.

God's Manifest Presence

Know that as you come before him, you are loved by him and made right with him through the blood of Jesus. He simply wants you to come.

God's Manifest Presence

Open your heart to trust him afresh today, and remember he is for you.

God's Manifest Presence

As we learn of all Jesus’ sacrifice accomplished, may our hearts swell in worship and thanks to our King.

God's Manifest Presence

May your heart grow in gratitude and friendship with the Spirit today as a result of your time with him.

God's Manifest Presence

Find rest today as we encounter the Spirit of the living God and allow him to minister to us.

Experiencing God

May you encounter wonderful aspects of relationship with your heavenly Father this week as we wholeheartedly seek to know him with all we are.

Experiencing God

God’s love is most radical and life-changing upon encounter, and it’s my hope today you’ll press into him and really feel first hand yourself how much God truly loves you.

Experiencing God

I hope today you will feel the pressure or weight lift off your shoulders as you learn just how simple relationship with and knowing God truly is.

Experiencing God

Bring whatever fears, stresses or worries you have to the risen Christ today, and experience the very real breath of heaven.

Experiencing God

Everything with God starts and ends with relationship, and he simply wants to co-labor with you.

Experiencing God

Christ said his work was finished on the cross, and it’s about time we start living in the new reality he instated for us.

Experiencing God

May we simplify what it means to experience God’s presence today and gain a greater sense of confidence to experience the presence of God for ourselves at all times.

God Speaks

May your communion with God flourish as you engage in continual conversation with your loving, present heavenly Father.

God Speaks

May God stir up our hearts to hear his voice through the pages of Scripture today. And may we align our hearts with the principles found in its pages.

God Speaks

May he guide each of us into a fuller understanding of what it means to hear his voice, and may we grow in grace and confidence today to make space to simply listen to whatever it is God wants to say.

God Speaks

May God reveal his heart today to speak through his Creation. And may our hearts be stirred to listen.

God Speaks

May God reveal his heart for us to meditate as a central discipline of our faith. And may he empower us to make room for his presence in a meaningful way today.

God Speaks

May God empower us to quiet ourselves today in his presence.

God Speaks

My prayer today is that God opens our eyes and ears to discover fresh parts of how he declares his heart to us, and that we’re empowered to take action today in even more meaningful ways.

The Week That Changed The World

May he guide us to a better understanding and a deeper experience of his promises today.

The Week That Changed The World

Let us reflect on God’s great love for us and the distance he went to demonstrate it through the life and death of Jesus.

The Week That Changed The World

As we spend time in his presence today, I pray that God will speak clearly as we learn to listen to his voice.

The Week That Changed The World

may we be reminded of the depth of his love and the lengths he went to in order to restore a relationship with us.

The Week That Changed The World

Thinking about the death of Jesus is a somber experience, yet it’s important for each of us to recognize the incredible length God was willing to go to on our behalf.

The Week That Changed The World

Saturday of Holy Week has a lesson of hope for us. Let’s explore this great hope and how we can walk in complete freedom from guilt and shame.

The Week That Changed The World

The stone that sealed the tomb of Jesus was but a pebble compared to the Rock of Ages.

Knowing God

May God empower us to live with open hands and an open heart, ready and willing to receive all that he longs to give.

Knowing God

As a society, we are more continually stressed now than ever. Stress has become our new normal. But in God, we have the opportunity to live with a peace that surpasses our understanding.

Knowing God

May God open our eyes and hearts in a special way today to receive his grace in every corner of our hearts.

Knowing God

Living with true wisdom, true perspective, knowing how to order our desires and our days is one of the real keys to living an abundant life.

Knowing God

May we all draw nearer to God today in this time together.

Knowing God

May God give us eyes to see who we are to him today, and the courage to abide in him in life-giving relationship.

Knowing God

You and I can have faith, because God is faithful.

God's Character

As we spend time this week focusing on God’s character, allow who he is to stir up your desire to know him even more.

God's Character

May our hearts be comforted and our hands filled with strength as we make space for God to fill.

God's Character

May our hearts be filled with greater measures of trust as we make space for God to fill.

God's Character

Life is never better than when God is fully at the center of our lives, and fully at the center of our hearts.

God's Character

Where are you questioning God’s goodness today?

God's Character

May striving cease today as we receive the lavish affection of our good and loving God.

God's Character

May the weights and cares of the world fall off of your shoulders today as you set out to seek the heart of your good and loving Father.

God the Giver

Everything he gives us satisfies, transforms, and leads us to abundant life.

God The Giver

May that truth bring you immense peace and comfort as you experience his presence.

God the Giver

We all need peace in this chaotic world, and thankfully God has an abundance of it, which he wants to lavish on his children.

God The Giver

As you fix your eyes on Jesus and trust him, I pray you experience rich contentment today in God’s love and provision.

God The Giver

He has a plan for each of our lives, and he desires to partner with us to watch it unfold. May you find rest today in the direction God brings.

God The Giver

May you experience the embrace of the Father today as you draw near.

The Father Heart of God

As we spend time looking at the father heart of God, may a fresh revelation of his love for you guide you into greater depths of relationship with your heavenly Father.

The Father Heart of God

Today allow God to reorient the way you understand him and his heart towards you. He is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, unlike anyone we’ve ever known.

The Father Heart of God

The beautiful thing about our heavenly Father is that he is present in our lives, and we are never alone.

A Foundation of Love

As we learn of God’s intentions to meet our every need, open your heart today to trust in this God who’s our Provider.

The Father Heart of God

There is nothing like an encouraging word from the Father when we’re feeling low and discouraged.

The Father Heart of God

As we dig deeper today, may our hearts be open to God’s loving perspective on correction for our good.

The Father Heart of God

Let’s allow God to reshape our notion of him and free our hearts up to enjoy just how good God really is. He is better than anyone we’ve ever known, and it’s my hope today we can see that with clear eyes.

A Foundation of Love

Love is to be at the foundation of all we do, all we are, and all we hold on to.

A Foundation of Love

God’s love has come in and given us meaning, beauty, redemption, and purpose. It is through God loving us that we become sons and daughters; we become saints.

A Foundation of Love

May your heart be even a little more free today after a fresh encounter with the Father’s love.

A Foundation of Love

May we take a step back today, examine our own hearts’ pursuits, and rest in the reality of how simple God’s love really is.

A Foundation of Love

May you walk in joy today as you lean into this love-based reality a bit more.

A Foundation of Love

As we explore love-based obedience today, may your heart be open to the goodness of your loving Father.

Love God

God knows our weaknesses, and any command he gives, he has a plan to empower us and give us grace to be obedient.

Love God

May we discover the peace and joy that come from pursuing a simple Christianity this week.

Love God

God knows our weaknesses, and any command he gives, he has a plan to empower us and give us grace to be obedient.

Love God

May we discover what it means for our hearts, minds and will to be fully surrendered to Jesus, and in return may we find the abundant joy he has promised. He is trustworthy and true.

Love God

May God reorient the way you see him today, and show you his purpose and pleasure over his children taking time for true rest in him.

Love God

May your heart and mind be open to all the wisdom and goodness God has for you today. And may you find comfort in making Jesus your one necessary thing.

Love People

May we gain clarity and deep understanding of the freedom afforded to us as children of God. May we adopt the simple truth of our freedom and truly be set free.

Love People

May today be a breath of fresh air as you encounter the grace of God that requires nothing in return.

Love People

Loving others is one of the most important and difficult commands Jesus gave us.

Love People

Brokenness can often make us hard, bitter and difficult to deal with. But we’ve been given the call to see past that hard exterior and love people in the midst of their pain.

Love People

What better example or model is there for how to love than the One who laid his life down for the world?

Love People

The beauty of it is, our God is with us every step along the way. He has purpose and power for you in loving the family in which he’s placed you.

Love People

May we be filled with the love of Jesus and grace of God to go out of way to love and minister to those special people in our lives today.

Love In Action

Let’s try to take our eyes off ourselves and see those we pass every day and don’t seem to notice.

Love In Action

Jesus says we will be known by the way we love each other. Would people know you’re a Christian by the way you love your brothers and sisters?

Love In Action

May your faith come alive this week as you seek to be a doer of the word.

Love In Action

 As our world becomes more and more distracted, and takes less time to notice what’s happening in the life of another, may God empower us as his people to simply be present today.