Devotional – When Jesus Passes Your Way

Have you ever felt this kind of moment in time: an opportunity arises when you feel the Holy Spirit tugging at your heart, you hesitate, and someone else says, “I will!” And you walk away wondering “What if…” Today I want to share the story found in Mark chapter 10 of Blind Bartimaeus–a man who…

Devotional – Boldness

The packed room hushed in anticipation as Peter and John stood up to tell their story. Rumors had been flying all afternoon among the believers, and everyone wanted to hear for themselves if the incredible reports were true. John motioned for Peter to speak. “Friends! We are so happy to see you! Thank you for…

Devotional – Praying for Others

  In the last few months I’ve been experimenting with prayer. I hope that doesn’t sound too scary, but I think I have taken prayer for granted often in my life. It’s been incredibly helpful during times on the battlefield (aka mission field) or other challenging times in life, and I’ve learned a lot through…

Devotional – Captive Missionary

  Daniel. If there was ever a missionary’s hero, it’s this guy. He didn’t actually sign up for missions—he was just a captive college kid. But God gifted him with exactly what he would need for his lifetime of service in the mission field of Babylon: intelligence, influence, health, and even good looks. But most…

Devotional: Offensive Prayer

Imagine a game where your team only played defense. In basketball, you could keep the ball away from your goal, but no one on your team would shoot. In baseball, you could strike everyone out, but your team never got a runner home. Could you win the game with only good defense? When I was…

Devotional – Three Words

“Jesus!” Peter shouted through the drenching rain and pounding waves. “Jesus! If that’s really you…tell me to come to you on the water!” Peter squinted through raindrops at the glowing Figure walking over the waves with confident steps, and listened for His Voice. He didn’t have to wait long. “Come on!” Jesus yelled with a…