Daily Devotional: Prodigals Get Parties

What will it be like when you stand before God?  For whatever reason some of us fear this moment.  We think when we stand before God we will see a frustrated frown.  We imagine hearing disappointed words like: Why can’t you get it right?  When are you going to make me proud?  Sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done. … More Daily Devotional: Prodigals Get Parties

Daily Devotional: God Is Our Father

To accept God’s grace is to accept God’s offer to be adopted into his family.  This is great news to consider because while there may be many unplanned pregnancies, there has never been an unplanned adoption.  You see adoptions are by definition purposeful.  They are done with thoughtful care and attentive choosing.  Additionally, people don’t often adopt because they have to.  On the contrary, most adoptions flow out of an abundance of love.  In this I want you to see that God purposefully picked you because he wanted you.  … More Daily Devotional: God Is Our Father

Daily Devotional: We Can Rest

Most people embrace the assumption that God saves good people.  In light of this assumption we come up with a list of good things we should do to win God’s favor.  So we pray.  We go to church.  We give generously.  We tell the truth.  We stay sober.  We exercise often.  We love our neighbors.  We protect our purity.  We say no.  We try to be selfless.  And then we’re left with the haunting questions: Am I good enough?  … More Daily Devotional: We Can Rest