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How to Think, Feel, and Act Like God

“Have the same mindset of Christ Jesus.” See Philippians 2:5 The short answer to the title of this devotional is: be yourself. That is, if you are a Christian. For too many years, I was led by the flesh and unrenewed mindsets rather than being led by the real me–my perfect spirit. The problem with doing […]

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The Truth About God’s Laws

“You have become obedient from the heart.” See Romans 6:17 If I told you to not think about a blue sports car, what would you think about? You’d be thinking about which shade of blue it is, as well as the model. You can’t not think about something someone tells you to not think about. It’s impossible. […]

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The Truth About Confessing Our Sins

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 Have you ever been told that you must confess every single sin in order to be completely forgiven by God? And if you didn’t, or if you forgot to confess any, […]

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Beware of the Mean Christians

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us…” See 2 Corinthians 5:20 Nobody likes to be told they can’t do something. I was the worst with this, especially when it came to Christianity. “Who do you think you are, telling me what to do?!” this was how I thought. Sadly, in […]

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Do You Even Want to Change Your Life?

When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” John 5:6 For years, I thought that I didn’t want what Jesus had to offer–but it wasn’t me who didn’t want it, it was my unrenewed mindset and sin […]

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Who Is Jesus?

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…” John 1:14 Why is Jesus so important? His life was lived 2,000 years ago, why are we still talking about Him? What’s up with this man, whom people are lovingly obsessed over–or hate with all they are? Why is He such a polarizing figure and why won’t He just […]

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A Blood-Thirsty God?

“In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Hebrews 9:22 God is good, but God is also weird. I can say that because I’m confident in our Father/son relationship. He’s my Real Dad, and He is fine with me having an […]

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