31 Days of Following Jesus – Day31

In Your Presence “You will make known to me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever” (Psalm 16:11). I pray that this month has been a joy to your soul as you have sought to follow Jesus and sit at His feet....

31 Days of Following Jesus – Day30

When You Go Out “For you will go out with joy and be led forth with peace…” (Isaiah 55:12a). The chapter of Isaiah 55 seems to contrast God’s ways and thoughts with man’s ways and thoughts. Our ways are wicked. Our thoughts are unrighteous. His ways and thoughts are higher, so much higher–as the...

31 Days of Following Jesus – Day29

My Ways and Thoughts are Higher “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). So many times, I think I have...

31 Days of Following Jesus – Day28

“Me and You” or “You and Me” Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. Preserve my life, for I am godly (Psalm 86:1-2a). Like David, we often cry out with a mixture of “me” and “You,” our own need mixed with desperation. I love how this psalm...

31 Days of Following Jesus – Day27

I Want to Go Home I do not set aside the grace of God; for if righteousness comes through the law, then Christ died in vain (Galatians 2:21). “I just want to go home,” I say often. I want to go home, kick off my shoes, change into comfy clothes, sit down and rest....

31 Days of Following Jesus – Day26

God’s Immense Love For this reason I bow my knees before the Father…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love...

31 Days of Following Jesus – Day25

Skimp, Skip, Or…? Recently I was trying a new recipe for puff pastry. I carefully measured a few simple ingredients and followed the mixing instructions. Knead until the dough is smooth and soft. I kneaded and pounded, punched and pummeled until the sweat was trickling down my lower back. Try as hard as I...