Day 21

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting is no small accomplishment. Make sure you take a few moments today to thank the Lord for His faithfulness to you during this time. Can I give you a few words of advice? Don’t stop seeking God! Keep pressing in to know Him more. Schedule...

Day 20

The Bible has so much to say about community: how God created us for it (Genesis 2:18); how sin fractures community (Genesis 3:1-13); how Christ restores community (Ephesians 2:1-22) and how critical it is that we participate in community. But, I want to focus on some...

Day 19

“Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.” (Matthew 16:24) I’ve spent the last couple of days thinking about this verse. These are some of Jesus’ hardest, most...

Day 18

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this...

Day 17

The Apostle Peter knew something about the Lord’s divine power. He witnessed many of the miracles that we read about in the gospels. In Matthew 14, Jesus’ power enabled Peter to walk on water, rescued him when he sank, and quieted the storm. Peter betrayed Jesus,...

Day 16

As a follow-up to yesterday’s devotional, we’re back in Matthew 14:22-36 and Jesus is walking on water, in the midst of a storm, toward His disciples who are in their boat and terrified. Terrified because of the storm and terrified because Jesus is walking on the...

Day 15

Matthew 14:22-24 records, “Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while...

Day 14

As Jesus commanded, we will remember that His body was broken and His blood was shed. Why? So, you and I could have a brand new start, a brand new life, and a brand new hope. Isaiah 1:18 – “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like...

Day 13

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Isn’t it just like Jesus to understand exactly what we...

Day 12

Psalm 23:1 reads, “The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.” It’s always during a time of fasting and prayer that the Lord helps me see very clearly the difference between a want and a need. I want things all the time and for various reasons. That’s why it’s...