Are You Bitter?

“See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no ‘root of bitterness’ springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled.” – Hebrews 12:15 The second to last test we will discuss is the forgiveness test. If we don’t forgive, we become bitter, and bitterness will ruin … Read more

The Power to Forgive

Leading up to Mother’s Day, this week’s devos were written by my best friend and wife, Grace, and our oldest daughter, Ashley, as part of their new book ‘Fearlessly Feminine’. Get your copy for a gift of any amount during the month of May by clicking here. “Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better … Read more

How Can You Suffer Without Getting Bitter?

1 Thessalonians 2:2 – But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict. In any battle, the ultimate goal is to eliminate the highest-ranking leader on the other side of the fight. In … Read more

True Repentance vs. Counterfeit Repentance

Nehemiah 9:2 – And the Israelites separated themselves from all foreigners and stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers. In religion, people judge one another. In revival, people judge themselves. True repentance in our life is different from four kinds of counterfeit repentance: Mere Confession – Had God’s people only confessed … Read more

Joseph’s Forgiveness and Anointing Part 1

Genesis 50:2 – And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel. Joseph is a good man, but he’s not Jesus. At times, Joseph suffered because of his own arrogance. Often, however, Joseph suffered because of evil and injustice committed against him. His own brothers sold him into … Read more

Six Traits of Forgiveness

Genesis 33:4 – But Esau ran to meet him and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. As we’ve read through Genesis, we’ve seen a lot of fighting and strife, especially among family members, but here in Genesis 33 we finally see some hope in a beautiful picture of … Read more

Harbored Bitterness Triggers Unhealth

Hebrews 11:4 – By faith Abel offered…a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts…through his faith. Has there ever been a time that you feel like you were doing all the right things but there was a person who just opposes, despises, and hates you? … Read more