Devotions


Here you will find devotions written by the LifeWorks Resources staff. These devotions are designed to challenge and encourge in a practical ways. The point is to help explore the practical ways that LifeWorks according to Biblical principles. We believe that when we encounter God and His truth that we should walk away thinking and doing life differently than before. We hope that these devotions will help you along that journey. Feel free to comment and encourage others as they run the race that is this life.

 

  • Word of Mouth

    You may have heard it said that "word of mouth" is the best advertising. Have you ever wondered why that is the case? It is simple really; we trust the opinions and insight of those we trust. Imagine that! I can think of many times when I've asked people I trust for recommendations when I needed work done on my house, my car, medically, etc. I trust other people's experiences. Even for less serious things ...
  • Where to Start

    Have you ever looked at changes you need to make and thought, "Where do I start?" If not, please write a book so the rest of us can figure out your secret. This is probably one of the most difficult questions to answer and certainly there are many books and articles about setting goals and learning how to follow through on those goals. Often, however, we make this more difficult than it needs to be ...
  • Thanksgiving from Psalm 96

    As we enter the Thanksgiving holiday week here in the U.S., take a moment to read Psalm 96 and let it be your guide to praising God and giving him thanks: 1.  Sing a new song If you have my musical abilities this can be frightening thoughts so here are a few suggestions. Lookup praise and worship songs on youtube or ask some friends to recommend something they have heard recently - a great conversation starter for ...
  • Listening is Praise

    Listening, hearing, and doing, are often discussed in parenting and relationships but rarely do we look at where and how it relates to our praise of God. Listening has been defined repeatedly and hopefully by now you realize the active nature involved in listening! The psalmist in Psalm 95 invites us into praising God and goes through the typical how and why about praising God. What I find interesting here is the inclusion of our response ...
  • What is Going On Here?

    Have you ever had a friend ask whether God really sees what is going on because if he did surely he would intervene? This can be a tough question because we are stuck in linear time constrained view of the world around us. It's easy to forget that God is not restrained like we are. At the same time, it is easy to get frustrated when it seems that evil doers are getting away with ...
  • Where Do You Live?

    I live at the office. I live on the golf course. I live at church. I live on the computer. I live in Tennessee. I live in my head. And there are so many more responses to this question that I'm sure you've heard or even said yourself. Have you ever really taken the time to think about the number of places that we "live" each day. Often we use this phrase as an active ...
  • Numbered Days

    The past two weeks have been filled with more funerals than I care to count and hopefully we can have a break from these for a little while. However, they do tend to make us think and evaluate many aspects of our own lives. Some of that can be a positive and some of the reflections are less than stellar. Some of these funerals of the past few weeks have been for friends who had ...
  • Hello!?! Is Anyone There?

    I can hear my wife saying "Does anyone hear me? Some days I don't know why I talk!" Of course this is in reference to the kids not hearing what is being asked of them 🙂 (and of course nothing to do with me). Don't we all feel like this sometimes? Interestingly we don't expect God to be the one not listening to us. Truth be told it only feels that way because we do ...
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