Devotionals for January 2018


#101 We Have to Believe to Let Go


Hebrews 11:6 HCSB Now without faith it is impossible to please God…  This devotional series is named Let, but we have spent much time on the issue of faith. Let and Faith seem to be two different and unrelated subjects. … Continue reading

#100 All Are Accountable for the Light that Comes


That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world. John 1:9 NKJV The Light of Jesus’ pure holiness rains on all events, burns into every heart. The Light of the world has come! The … Continue reading

#99 The Word of God is Light


The word of God is Light. The eloquence of God is Jesus. The beginning Word, the final Word, the constant pouring of the mind of God through the presence of His Son. The Son is the voice of God, the … Continue reading

#98 Mankind is a Vessel, Not a Master


Matthew 6:22-23 Exegesis Bible The candle of the body is the eye; so whenever your eye is clear, your whole body becomes brightly lit; but whenever your eye is evil your whole body becomes dark, so whenever the light in … Continue reading

#97 Free to Choose Our Master


Matthew 6:24 NASB No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.  Jesus is absolute … Continue reading

#96 Walk in the World, Not of the World


John 16:33 AMPC I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be … Continue reading

#95 Double-mindedness that Leads to Collapse


James 1:7-8 ESV For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Wanting both masters is to lose the One True Master. It is double-mindedness … Continue reading

#94 An Ugly War for Your Heart’s Love


Matthew 6:22-23 NASB The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. … Continue reading

#93 We Carry Light or Darkness Within


Matthew 6:22, 23 Exegesis Bible The candle of the body is the eye; so whenever your eye is clear, your whole body becomes brightly lit; but whenever your eye is evil your whole body becomes dark, so whenever the light … Continue reading

#92 You Cannot Serve God and Mammon


Matthew 6:24 AMPC No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will stand by and be devoted to the one and despise and be against the other. You cannot serve … Continue reading

#91 No One Can Serve Two Masters


Matthew 6:22, 23 ESV The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. … Continue reading

#90 If Therefore Thine Eye Be Single


Matthew 6:22 KJV The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.   The ESV translates the condition of the eye as ‘healthy,’ the NASB says ‘clear.’ … Continue reading

#89 The Assault on Your Gaze Comes Daily


1 Peter 5:8-9 AMPC Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and … Continue reading

#88 Keep Coming Back to See Jesus


Matthew 6:9 NASB Pray then in this way: Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.  Jesus’ prayer begins with the Person, God…and with His preciousness and wonder. This is Jesus — fixing His eyes on God. Just turning … Continue reading

#87 Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus, BOTH Eyes


Hebrews 12:2 NASB Fixing our eyes on Jesus…  It strikes me that in this verse (accurate translation) fixing our eyes is plural—both eyes. ‘EYES’ plural. Why? Because our mind and emotion have the capacity to see several things at once, to … Continue reading

#86 Seeing (What We Fix Our Eyes On) is Believing


Matthew 6:22 NASB The eye is the lamp of the body… Fixing your eyes, of course, doesn’t mean seeing with your physical eyes. It means your focus, your in-heart, secret world of thought and imagination. We focus, look at, obsess … Continue reading

#85 Fixing Your Eyes on Jesus


Hebrews 12:2 NASB “fixing our eyes on Jesus”  Faith comes as a living gift from the very Person of Jesus, the Lord. How do you receive that impartation, that gift, the amazing faith as pictured in Hebrews 11? How do you access … Continue reading

#84 How to Have Faith with No Faith


Mark 11:22 AMPC And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]. Quoting A. B. Simpson about FAITH: “That is it. It is not your faith. You have no faith in you, any more than you have life … Continue reading

#83 By the Faith of the Son of God


Mark 11:22 AMPC And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]. Quoting A. B. Simpson (from his writing called “Himself”) about FAITH: “And then God seemed to speak to me so sweetly saying, ‘Never mind, my child, … Continue reading

#82 A Posture of Need, Focused on Jesus


Since sin is independence of God, then purity is dependence on God. To “look away to Jesus” is a posture of need, a focus on Him because there is no other source. For the next three days, I want to … Continue reading