Devotions

Owner vs. Manager

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him.” Psalm 24:1 Bill Gates is a pauper compared to God.  $81 billion is nothing compared to the net worth of the God who created and owns it all. The money we call “ours” is not really ours. […]

Testing & Transformation

“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.” Malachi 3:10 For years I’ve […]

Generosity

“Though He was rich, for your sake He became poor, so that by His poverty you might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8:9 In this verse, the Apostle Paul is describing the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. After all, who in the history of this universe has shown more grace and generosity? I wouldn’t have […]

Give Until It Feels Good

On a recent mission trip to Malawi, Africa, Jon & I were teaching a program called CLTS (Community Led Total Sanitation). This is a program that, in a not very subtle way, triggers community awareness of the health risks resulting from open defecation. The Malawian leader who was responsible to teach CLTS to the local […]

Acting On Opportunities

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them.” 1 Corinthians 12:4 God has given each of us a destiny to fulfill! What’s great is that God also gives us the abilities we need to do whatever is necessary to fulfill his plan. We each have different talents and desires, but we […]

Protecting God’s Place

“Jesus answered, ‘It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 God’s love is so evident in our lives and His “daily bread” is an awesome example of the love Jesus offers us each and everyday, whether we seek Him or […]