LOT’S CHOICE

Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot settled in the cities on the plain and set up his tent near Sodom. Now the men of Sodom were evil, sinning immensely against the Lord. Genesis 13:12-13 Lot had a choice to live near Abram but he chose to live near Sodom. Living near Sodom … Continue reading LOT’S CHOICE

Recovering Our Plunder

Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko: Then David sent messengers to Ish-Bosheth son of Saul, demanding, “ Give me my wife Michal, whom I betrothed to myself for the price of a hundred Philistine foreskins.” 2 Samuel 3:14 Here is the back story… When David fought Goliath, Saul had attached the price of his firstborn daughter, Merab … Continue reading Recovering Our Plunder

A setup for Transformation

  Photo by Hakon Grimstad Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28 Jacob was a man who had lived true to his name. His name means ‘deceiver or supplanter’. From the minute he came out … Continue reading A setup for Transformation

The Mark of Excellence

Photo by Diego PH Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps because an excellent spirit was in him. Daniel 6:3 A little back story… Daniel is a captive in Babylon, he and other people from Judah had been carried off by King Nebuchadnezzar when he invaded Jerusalem. The king’s … Continue reading The Mark of Excellence

Possessing Our Inheritance

Photo by Amol Tyagi The people of Joseph said, “The hill country is not enough for us. Yet all the Canaanites who dwell in the plain have chariots of iron, both those in Beth-Shean and its village and those in the valley of Jezreel.” Joshua 17:16 The Josephites had received their inheritance but hadn't fully … Continue reading Possessing Our Inheritance

Faith for the Impossible

Photo by Roland Losslein By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this, he condemned the world and became an heir of righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7 ESV In a time when the earth was corrupt … Continue reading Faith for the Impossible

The Place of Preparation

Photo by Scott Goodwill Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household and entrusted to his care everything he owned. Genesis 39:4 NIV The back story here is that Joseph is sold by his brothers (because they were envious of him), to the Ishmaelites who … Continue reading The Place of Preparation

In The Tension of Transition

Photo by Misael Garcia The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people, and your father's household to the land I will show you." Genesis 12:2 This was Abraham’s word; a time had come for him to transition into what God had called him to. For Abraham to do what God was … Continue reading In The Tension of Transition

Favor in the Struggle

Photo by Angel Balashev And He said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28 This was a word given to Jacob by God when he had wrestled with an angel all night. Jacob's story is littered with difficulties, but … Continue reading Favor in the Struggle

21 DAY FAST DEVOTIONAL ( Free PDF copy)

As we begin a new year, what better time to make the changes we have been desiring in our lives. As a believer, I have often incorporated prayer and fasting at the beginning of the year as a way of mapping out my year. I have leaned into what God is doing in this season. … Continue reading 21 DAY FAST DEVOTIONAL ( Free PDF copy)