2023 Devotions

January 26, 2023 – Do you need an abundance of Coffee?
Every morning I have two cups of coffee. The coffee definitely helps me wake up. (I have three on Tuesday’s and everyone notices!) But what really gets me moving is to give the day to the Lord. To learn more, listen to today’s devotion based on Isaiah 40:30-31.
 
 
 
Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
31 but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.
January 25, 2023 – Have You Not Heard?
Do you ever think about how powerful God is?  Do you realize that he never grows tired? This means you can come to him day or night.  To learn more, listen to today’s devotion based on Isaiah 40:28-29.
 
Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
    the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
    and his understanding no one can fathom.
29 He gives strength to the weary
    and increases the power of the weak.
January 24, 2023 – He Carries us close to his heart
When one of my children was about four, he thought I could handle any circumstance.  One day he was playing in our large yard.  A group of older children were playing football in the yard.  My son came in the house, grabbed my hand, and said, “Daddy can you come outside with me. I need your help.”  We went outside where he exclaimed, “They won’t let me play, let’s show them we can win.”  To learn more,  listen to today’s devotion based on Isaiah 40:10-11.
January 19, 2023 – Here is You God
Back in the 60’s and early 70’s we wore wild clothes. Bell bottoms were everything. Then there were overalls.  Everyone wore them. Fashions vanished; new ones came. But through all this God remained the same.  To learn more, listen to today’s thought based on Isaiah 40:6-9.
January 18, 2023 – Comfort, Comfort
The last few years have been rough.  Illness, inflation, uncertainty, and hurt. But in this new year, we realize that through it all God speaks words of comfort to all of us.  To learn more, listen to today’s thought based on Isaiah 40:1-2
January 17, 2023 — Afraid of What you Heard?
A few months ago, I was speaking to a person who heard a threat on the news, The person said, “Don’t you care if we all die?” I reminded the person that we should pray and let God work in the situation. The Bible is filled with many stories of God’s miraculous saving. To learn more, listen to today’s thought based on Isaiah 37.
January 12, 2023 – Highway to Holiness
There is a path that only those who trust in God can take. It is the Way of Holiness and its result is gladness and joy.  Isaiah 35:8-10
January 11, 2023 – If You Would Repent
None of us likes to talk about it. But repentance is important for Christians.  Repentance means more than being sorry. It means to turn away from sin and turn towards the Lord. To learn,  listen to today’s thought based on Isaiah 30:15.
January 10, 2023 — Perfect Peace
Everyone faces problems. How do you face yours? About once a week I get a text from someone who has fallen apart over the day’s activities. They have lost their peace. To learn more, listen to today’s thought based on Isaiah 26:3
Jan 5, 2023 –He Wipe away Your Tears
Anyone who has trusted in Jesus Christ as their Savior can look with joy upon this great promise of the Old and New Testament.  God will swallow up death forever and wipe the tears from our eyes. To her more listen to today’s thought is based on Isaiah 25:8-9
Jan 4 , 2023– The Lord Himself is my strength
As we begin a new Year, we should look at the source of our strength. Today’s thought is based on Isaiah 12:2-3.
Jan 3, 2023 – The Wolf and the Lamb
As we begin a new year, it is a good thing to examine ourselves in the light of the word of God.  One question we should all ask ourselves is, “Are we peacemakers or fighters?”  To learn more, listen to Today’s thought based on Isaiah 11:6-9.