Do you have problems? I’m sure you do. If so, you’ve probably been talking to God about them. I recently came across this statement by Mark Batterson: “It’s okay to talk to God about your problems, but at some point you need to talk to your problems about God.”* At first it didn’t sit well … Continue reading Talking to your problems about God
Can I really make a difference?
Do you ever wonder whether or not you can really make a difference? Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of the Robin Hood Foundation. It has channeled 1.45 billion dollars into noble causes. One of Jones’s passions is helping students at under-privileged, inner-city schools. He tells a story about when he was four. He was at … Continue reading Can I really make a difference?
God resurrected the tree
There was a church by an African village who met under a tree. A local witch doctor put curse on the tree and it died. So what did the church do? They had a prayer meeting. What did they pray for? Did they pray for solace or to find another location? Did they pray that … Continue reading God resurrected the tree
Motives are weighed by the Lord
Hi everyone. Happy new year! After a short post-Christmas break, the “Up!” daily devotional is back and looking forward to a good and God-honouring 2020. At this time of year a lot of people make “resolutions.” They resolve to do something better or differently. According to businessinsider.com, some of the most popular resolutions have to do … Continue reading Motives are weighed by the Lord
Standing out and blending in
I’m a Christian who is also trying to be a Christian. Does that sound strange? What I mean is that I am a Christian because I have professed my loyalty to Jesus as the Lord of my life. But I’m also trying to be a Christian because I know there’s still a lot of work … Continue reading Standing out and blending in
Just one person
On Sunday a man in my congregation, Jeff Walther, delivered a sermon about making a difference in someone’s life. As a part of that, he told a story about a man walking along a beach. He saw someone moving in the distance, almost like they were dancing. As he got closer he realized that it … Continue reading Just one person
Being spiritually “fed” in 2018
Do you want to be spiritually “fed”? If so, here’s a newsflash. People today have more access to spiritually-enriching resources than at any other time in human history. A hundred years ago, if you wanted to learn more about your faith, in addition to calling on God and engaging in the traditional spiritual disciplines, you … Continue reading Being spiritually “fed” in 2018
God, how much is a million dollars to you?
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (NIV) Today's Thought I heard a story about a guy who was sizing-up God in a conversation. He asked, “God, how long is a million years … Continue reading God, how much is a million dollars to you?