Pursuing God

Today’s reading: James 1:9-11 We live in a material world. Almost everywhere you look, there are online ads, television commercials and radio spots bombarding us with the message that we need and deserve more. And our “smart technology” is only...

Wisdom

Today’s reading: James 1:5-8 We need wisdom–godly wisdom–more than anything else when we find ourselves facing a difficult situation or hard-pressed in the middle of a trial. So how do we go about acquiring godly wisdom? We ask for it. We fix our...

Seizing Trials

Today’s reading: James 1:1-4 “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds . . .” (vs. 2). A well-known verse, James 1:2 certainly delivers a punch. These thirteen words let us know that difficulties, hardship, challenges and...

Prayer of Love

Today’s reading: John 17:1-26 John 17 records the heartfelt prayer by Jesus, for himself and His followers, as the events of His arrest and crucifixion are about to begin. Knowing that He will soon be leaving the disciples and those who’d chosen to believe...

What's Best

Today’s reading: John 16:5-15 When Jesus tells the disciples He is going away, they don’t want to hear it. They want Jesus to stay and continue on as their teacher and leader. Jesus, however, knows that what’s best is God’s plan–His death...