I Forgive You, But…| Day 3: Forgiveness Unclogs Your Blessings Pipe

Here is the devotional: The more Barbara and I studied, the more we learned that forgiveness is how God deals with mankind. He is not a grudge-holder, but a forgiving father. Since you are his child, you should (and can!) also be a forgiver. It’s for your ultimate benefit. Harboring unforgiveness is like drinking poison… Continue reading I Forgive You, But…| Day 3: Forgiveness Unclogs Your Blessings Pipe

I Forgive You, But…| Day 2: Supernatural Help To Forgive

Here is the devotional: When the Lord told me that forgiveness was the answer for Barbara, I realized there was more to forgiveness than I had thought. Each of us started our relationship with God through forgiveness. Colossians 2:13 says, “When you were dead in your transgressions …, He made you alive together with Him,… Continue reading I Forgive You, But…| Day 2: Supernatural Help To Forgive

I Forgive You, But…| Day 1: Life Can Be So Unfair

Here is the devotional: Barbara came to church not long after my husband, the founding pastor, had unexpectedly died, and I had taken over his job as pastor.Barbara caught my eye because she seemed unhappy and downtrodden. Her shoulders were hunched over, she didn’t make eye contact, and looked as if she would cry spontaneously.… Continue reading I Forgive You, But…| Day 1: Life Can Be So Unfair

The Lies We Believe About God: Day 4 | God’s Plans Cannot Be Stopped

Here is the devotional: God had all His plans in place when He created us. He knew exactly how much everything was going to cost, knew exactly what His ultimate goal was, and knew how everything was going to turn out.So what is God’s plan? Theologian J. I. Packer, in talking about the overarching narrative… Continue reading The Lies We Believe About God: Day 4 | God’s Plans Cannot Be Stopped

The Lies We Believe About God: Day 3 | God Gives Us Free Will

Here is the devotional: God gives us the freedom to make choices. In giving us that freedom, He is not going to keep us from using it however we want to. He will never force us against our wills to go in the directions He wants us to go. God gave us the freedom to… Continue reading The Lies We Believe About God: Day 3 | God Gives Us Free Will