Life Planning

Do You Obey the Word or the World? 

“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” – Ephesians 6:12 As we end the week, we must address the conflict between the Word of God and the world. There … Read more

More Fathers. Less Government.

“Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (NLT) Yesterday, I challenged you … Read more

Are You a Real Man?

“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children…” – Proverbs 13:22 In today’s devotional, I want to tell you a secret: Being a man of God is not hard; it’s impossible. An entire generation of young men is living with their mother rather than moving out or moving in with their girlfriend, who … Read more

Are You a Victim or a Worshiper?

“Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.” – Proverbs 12:11 Today, I want to share a few words on work especially for the young guys and their dads. First, the educational system is broken, and we are preparing victims and voters, not workers and worshipers. … Read more

Are Men Weaker Than Ever?

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13 This week, we’ll continue our series on building up men. If you believe the storyline of the Bible, all of human history is a battle between good and evil and between God and Satan. Everything really fell apart when … Read more

How Can You Pursue Your Wife?

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…”  – Ephesians 5:25  As we close out the week, we must remember the importance of pursuing our wives if married. Genesis 2 says to “hold fast” (some older Bible translations will say “cleave”). Have you ever seen a sports team … Read more

Pray, Plan, Pivot!

“Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant…” – Isaiah 55:3  As a man and as a steward, you have to pray, plan, and pivot. A couple of years ago, I taught through the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah is a classic … Read more

Don’t Tolerate What God Condemns

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2  Now that we’ve established our identify and who/how we worship, we need to consider what we tolerate. … Read more

What Do You Make Sacrifices For?

“Do not forget the covenant I made with you, and do not worship other gods. You must worship only the Lord your God. He is the one who will rescue you from all your enemies.” 1 Kings 17:28-29 (NLT)  Yesterday, we talked about identity. That comes from your Heavenly Father. What flows next from your … Read more

What is a Man? 

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27  Men in today’s world are under attack and masculinity is considered “toxic.” What’s even worse is the lie that men can become women and women, men. For the next few … 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

The Value of Virtue

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. “The path of the virtuous leads away from … Read more