Posts with the tag “strength”

Discovering Strength in Helplessness
by Ed Newton on March 5th, 2024
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9    No matter who you are, there are moments in each of our lives where we just can’t help but feel a little helpless. In these moments, we are left overwhelmed by circumstances beyond our control.  Feeling helpless is a universal experience, a profound acknowledgment of our limitations. This sentiment ...  Read More
Embracing Your Design
by Ed Newton on March 4th, 2024
"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." - Psalm 139:14    My friend, I want you to understand something today: God did not make a mistake when He created you. Often, our insecurities and perceived limitations make us question our worth and potential. Today's message draws inspiration from the story of Ehud in Judges chapter 3, em...  Read More
The Journey of Faith
by Ed Newton on February 28th, 2024
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance." - James 1:2-3    Through your journey of faith, it's crucial to understand that the path is not always a linear ascent. While surrendering your life to Christ is a transformative moment, it doesn't guarantee a constant upward trajectory wit...  Read More
Answering the Call to Show Up
by Ed Newton on February 13th, 2024
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms." - 1 Peter 4:10   There are moments in each of our lives when someone desperately needs us to show up. Have you considered who in your life needs your presence right now? It's time to reflect on how God is calling you to be there for someone in their time of need. Thin...  Read More
Beyond Human Strength
by Ed Newton on February 3rd, 2024
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." - Proverbs 3:5-6   Yesterday, we discussed the biblical character, Samson. Samson was a strong and imposing man, with strength unlike anyone around. The problem with Samson was, he depended on his own strength, rather than that of God. Does that soun...  Read More
In Pursuit of God's Timing
by Ed Newton on January 22nd, 2024
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6   In our personal pursuits, the temptation to get ahead of God's timing can be equally potent, presenting challenges that echo the cautionary wisdom found in Hebrews 11:25. When we forge ahead in our own strength, we risk experiencin...  Read More
Becoming the Best Version of Yourself
by Ed Newton on December 25th, 2023
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17   As we journey through life, there's a universal desire within each of us to become the best version of ourselves. We long to grow, improve, and develop in various areas of our lives. Yet, the question we must ask ourselves is this: How does God fit into our transformation and g...  Read More
The Life-Changing Power of God's Word
by Ed Newton on December 5th, 2023
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." - Psalm 119:105   Have you ever experienced the profound impact of spending time in God's Word? When we immerse ourselves in the Scriptures, we're opening our hearts and minds to the wisdom, truth, and love of our Creator. It's a daily encounter that shapes our thoughts and actions in ways we can't even imagine. The Word of God is like a guidi...  Read More
Offering Our Best to God
by Ed Newton on September 30th, 2023
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." - Mark 12:30   God, our Creator and Sustainer, deserves nothing less than our very best. When we offer our wholehearted devotion, we align ourselves with the greatest commandment—to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30). Just as a precious gift re...  Read More
Looking Forward
by Ed Newton on October 16th, 2022
“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” - Philippians 3:13-14  Do you know where you are going? I don’t mean tonight for dinner; I mean in your life. Do you know where y...  Read More
I Need God
by Ministry Support on August 8th, 2022
“And my God will give you everything you need because of His great riches in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:19   There are times in our life when it just seems nothing else will suffice. You come to a place where you just are like, “I don’t need another Tweet. I don’t need another TikTok inspirational video. I don’t need Pinterest, I don’t need a Hallmark card. I don’t need anybody going, ‘just ha...  Read More
Satan's Opposition
by Ministry Support on March 16th, 2022
“These are the words of him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.” (Revelation 3:7)Are you motivated to make a difference for Christ? If you have read these devotions over the last few days, you know it is as sure as the sky is blue that Jesus will win in the end. And if you are a believer, and you are a part of team Jes...  Read More
Strengthen What Remains
by Ministry Support on January 25th, 2022
“Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; hold it fast, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.”  - Revelation 3:2-3 Yesterday, we talked about waking up so that the enemy does not have a foot...  Read More

Free Email Devotional - Sign Up Now

* indicates required