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Doing Nothing

Pressure from our peers should never motivate us to do what we should not do. The sovereignty of God must never become an excuse for doing nothing. Luke 19:20-26 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: for I feared thee, because thou art …

Everyone needs to be encouraged or thanked!

Are you discouraging to others? Why tear down when most people already do that to themselves? “Where seldom is heard a discouraging word…” what a great place to live!  A place of no discouragement.  Encouragement to inspire others can produce amazing results to their life.  We often don’t realize what a huge difference a small …

Enkrateia: Lack of Self Control

The Greeks had a word, enkrateia, which is: “A serious lack of self control. ” Self Control. What is it actually? It has various meanings, “inner power or strength, mastery of something, the controlling of the will, the inner strength to resist, the strength not to indulge.” It involves the ability to say “no” to …

Warnings to Rich

Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.  Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days.  Behold, the …

Stand

Are you facing a difficult time or battle in your life? Don’t run away from it. Stand still and face your giants, refuse to retreat. You’ll have to look into the mouth of the beast and fight.  God can hold you up under the blast of the enemy.  Use His power to sustain you.  God …

Useful to God At Any Age

If only I were younger, then I could plan my life better…this age complex is one of the biggest excuses people make to bind their effectiveness.  Almost everyone I meet is either “too young” or “too old.” Nonsense!  Be optimistic about your present age. E.W. Kenyon didn’t start writing until he was 57 years of …

Information Overload

Information overload! Our minds in constant upheaval, thoughts flying!  Its too much, way too much! Media gives tons of “information” to us although it comes at a cost to us, with their version of morals. Our ability to think on our own is being changed from our youth up to our adulthood.   Concentration is affected, as we …

Jesus Freaks

Have you all read this book?  Jesus Freaks, Martyrs by DC Talk and Voices of the Martyrs.   I couldn’t put it down. The things people go through to just be able to worship God! They give all to have a chance to worship and share the gospel with others. They are beaten, imprisoned without …

Faithful to the End

Be Faithful to the End!   by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions A careful reading through the life of the Apostle Paul will yield insight concerning those who surrounded him. In this brief devotion, I want to focus on two of Paul’s friends — Luke and Demas. Luke was a true and faithful friend …