• Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 27, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 27 The great light. As we read day 27 of the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, we read Isaiah 9:1-8 and another prophecy about the coming Jesus. Jesus Christ is the light. As Isaiah prophesied here, we see that there is a great light that is coming to set right all things. Jesus is that light. He came to bring us out of darkness and give us the option to choose the light. Are we walking through our day-by-day in darkness? Do we recognize the light and seek the light in our life? Jesus Christ is all those things for us and we are to…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 26, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 26 What’s in a name? As we look at day 26 of The Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, I am reminded of that quote from Shakespeare. As it turns out, there us a lot in a name. Read Isaiah 25:1-25. God gave us the name of his son Jesus and as he prophesied about him, shared that his name Immanuel, would mean God with us. God know our name and he calls us by our name. God loves us and we can remember that no matter what happens, God loves us and cares for us. He knows each and every one of us by name.…

  • Uncategorized

    Christian Devotional – January 25, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 25 Do we allow God to cleanse us? As we read through day 25 of the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, we are in Zechariah 12-13. God cleanses us. He is the fountain that will wash away any impurities and anything that isn’t like Jesus. The question becomes, will we let him? Do we let him shape us and clean us so that we are more and more like God? Take a look at our life. What areas need to be cleaned? We are not the ones to clean them, we have to allow God to do what he does and clean us. Are we…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 24, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 24 Humility and leadership. As we read through day 24 of The Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, we see the importance of humility in our Lord. Jesus was humble. He was a leader and ruler and yet he was the most humble. If we had the opportunity to be in a leadership and ruler position, how would we respond? Would we want people to bow before us or to give us accolades? Do we understand when God talks about being humble, it refers to voluntarily giving up the credit due. Jesus was humble and even though he was absolutely due the accolades and focus, he…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 23, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 23 God’s prophecies come true. As we continue to read through day 23 of the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com.com, we find ourselves in the Old Testament in the book of Micah, chapter 5 versus 1 through 5. Reading through these verses, we see a prophecy that was made for telling the coming of Jesus. He came as a child and we just celebrated that when we celebrated Christmas. Why is it important to understand The Bible prophecy about the coming of Jesus? God fulfills his prophecy. We need to understand that no matter what happens, God is going to do what he says he’s…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 22, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 22 The Good Shepherd. As we look at day 22 of The Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com we are reading in Jeremiah 23:1-8 and learning about shepherds. Jesus is the good Shepherd. Still, so many other shepherd are around. We have choices all the time of who or what we will follow. So many other shepherds are out there and we see so many opportunities to follow other people or other things. Will those things care for us the way Jesus does? Will they lead us like Jesus does? We have a Shepherd that loves us and cares for us. Jesus Christ is the good…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 21, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 21 Blessing through family. As we read through day 21 of the Essential Jesus reading plan found on YouVersion.com we see the story of Abram and how God used him to bless nations. Read Genesis 12:1-9. God used Abram to bless many nations. God uses family to bless family. As we take a look at the family that God has placed us in, we see so many people that need to know the love of Christ. God has given us a unique connection to each one of them so that we can share about his love with them. Just like Abram was able to be a…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 20, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 20 The everlasting God. As we look at day 20 of the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, we are in Psalm 118 reading about the greatness and glory of God. As we look at all that God has done for us, we are reminded that he is great and he endures forever. When we think about Him and compare to others, there is nothing that anyone can do to us that even compares to anything else that God could do to us. When we are thinking about the consequences of our actions, our thoughts should be about how God views our actioms because he is…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 19, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 19 Jesus is the Lord. As we look at day 19 of the Essential Jesus reading plan on YouVersion.com, we read through Psalm 110. We see the victorious Jesus. He is the true Lord over all the enemies and he will be triumphant and victorious. As David writes this psalm, he is recognizing that there will be one coming who is greater than he is, one that he, himself, will call Lord. Jesus is that One. God takes that opportunity to remind all of us of the power amd position of Jesus. Do we live like the children of the triumphant king? Do we recognize that…

  • Devotional

    Christian Devotional – January 18, 2022

    The Essential Jesus, Day 18 God hears us when we pray. As we read through the day 18 of The Essential Jesus reading plan from YouVersion.com, we find ourselves in Psalm 69. Reading through this song, we recognize that while there may be many different situations and difficulties going on in our life, God hears us and answers our prayers. We never have to wonder if God is listening to us. God’s responses are always available, even if we don’t agree with them or like the responses. God’s word is true and God is sure. We can pray with confidence to him knowing that he hears us and will respond.