You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it…You water its furrows abundantly, settling its ridges, softening it with showers, and blessing its growth (Ps. 65:9-10 ESV) The title of this devotional is certainly going to be very unusual to many people, not because changing our hearts is not something we desire but
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him (Col. 3:10 KJV) The new man that has been created in Christ is renewed day after day to become more and more like Christ in expression. When we receive Christ, our spirit becomes born again
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things (1 Cor. 13:11 KJV). The Apostle Paul illustrated a believer’s spiritual journey towards maturity, by recalling his own growth from childhood to manhood. First,
And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him (Lk. 2:40 KJV). Growing through grace describes a believer’s growth in an atmosphere where the grace of God abundantly furnishes all that they need. The scripture above tells us that Jesus grew to maturity in
And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt. (Exod. 12:13 KJV). Just before they left Egypt, the Lord
..In those days, declares the LORD, they shall no more say, “The ark of the covenant of the LORD.” It shall not come to mind or be remembered or missed…(Jer. 3:16 ESV). Where is the Ark of the Covenant located today? Well, it is lost. Theologians, archeologists, and historians are working very hard to tells
As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion (Heb. 3:15 ESV) A hardened heart is a heart that cannot receive the seed of God’s Word. Imagine if a farmer attempted to plant a seed on a rock! The rock is harsh and not conducive
Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness (Col. 1:11 KJV) Spiritual strength is crucial for daily Christian living. It is the dynamo that powers the Christian life. We really learn what spiritual strength is when we can’t find the strength we need to face our circumstances.