Category Anna’s Devotionals

Day 61: Motivation and Perspective

Everything we do is driven by a desire, a cause, a motive. What that motive is and whether or not it’s a good one…well, that’s another story. Perspective–our way and frame of thinking–definitely shapes and affects our motivations. If we can (or can’t) see the bigger picture, that often determines what serves as our main […]

Day 60: Love Song

Nowadays, Youtube, radio waves, and our iTunes accounts are flooded with modern-day love songs. Whether they come from Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, boy bands, Glee, rap, country, etc…unless they’re centered on Jesus, they can only offer empty promises. Let’s take a look today at one of the original love songs in the Bible. Pray: for […]

Day 59: White Lies

We’ve all heard of them. And, if we’re honest with ourselves, I think it’s safe to say (unfortunately) that we’ve all said more than a few in our lifetimes. Even toddlers know how to lie and hide things from others, especially their parents. Why do we have this tendency to lie? Where does it come […]

Day 61: Slow Fade

“It’s a slow fade when you give yourself away It’s a slow fade when black and white have turned to gray Thoughts invade, choices are made, a price will be paid when you give yourself away People never crumble in a day.”  -Slow Fade, by Casting Crowns Pray: that God would reveal to you where […]

Day 58: Ministers of Reconciliation

Forgiveness is hard, both to give and to receive. Reconciliation can be tough and ugly. But it’s worth it, because Jesus did it and modeled it for us first. Pray: that you would understand to a greater degree what it means to be a new creation in Christ and as such, a minister of reconciliation […]

Day 57: Demanding and Deserving

God is such a God of paradoxes. He is infinitely great and glorious, and yet He also embraced humility to the fullest, living as simply as you could get (homeless and everything!) and dying in the most humiliating way available at the time. There’s so many more sides of Him to explore and understand, but […]

Day 48: How To Pray

Jesus’ disciples asked Him to show them how to pray in the New Testament, but I think we can also learn how to pray by seeing how the prophets of the Old Testament cried out to God for the people they were called to minister to. Pray: that the Holy Spirit would teach you how […]