God's Good 'Suddenlies'

God’s Good ‘Suddenlies’

  God can and does move quickly when it suits his divine purposes. Some things take time … others don’t have time to resolve themselves. God’s watch shows only one time – ‘the fullness of time.’ That’s the time when everything is in the right place at precisely the opportune time for God’s plan to […]

God can get good things to you (like blessings, promises, defenses and wonderful surprises) very quickly!

God’s ‘Suddenlies’

  In a previous devotional entitled “Microwave Christians and a Crockpot God” I lamented that God seldom moves as quickly as we like and as we do. “Why can’t He keep up?” Indeed. However, once we’ve determined that God’s timetable is actually better than our own, we can turn to the other side of God’s […]

Small gifts, few words, meager resources turn into mighty forces when given to God.

Give Anyway!

  I’m afraid there are many who do little … since they cannot do more. Small tasks get turned down because they’re considered of little consequence. Small opportunities are left at the curb with the motor running while waiting for grander prospects. “I’d give toward that missions project if my gift counted. But what’s my […]

Is there any place quiet enough in your life to be able to catch some personal time with the Father?

Want To Hear A Secret?

  “There is a private place reserved for the lovers of God, where they sit near him and receive the revelation-secrets of his promises.” Psalm 25:14  The Passion Translation  I sometimes tire of crowds. I love to attend big events, but after a while my space seems strangely diminished. There is pressure on my inner […]

When you have an Onesiphorus in your life ... you are truly blessed!

Choosing Friends Wisely

  I would love having a friend like Onisiphorous. No, really.  Here’s what Scripture tells us about Onisiphorus. He was a personal friend of Paul the Apostle and received the following prayer of blessings from the aging apostle: “May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was […]

Parts - A Wrap Up of Gifts  -  Part 9

Parts – A Wrap Up of Gifts – Part 9

  “ In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well.  If your gift is to encourage others, […]

Parts - The Administrator -  Part 7

Parts – The Administrator – Part 7

  One of my heroes of the Bible – Nehemiah – was a classic ‘Administrator.’ And with Nehemiah’s administrative gift, God gave the directions for getting his people back to their homeland. You can recognize this gift in very young children. Take my granddaughter Kaleah for example. She would take charge of board games, actually […]