Morning Routine

Keep Yourselves in the Love of God | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 31

But you must remember, beloved, the predictions of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ. They said to you, “In the last time there will be…

Like You, Dad | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 30

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears,…

Praise the Lord for the Good He Has Done | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 29

“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders? You stretched out your right hand; the earth…

Jesus Is Our Sympathizer | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 28

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For…

The Lord’s Love for a Wayward Bride | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 27

“For thus says the Lord God: I will deal with you as you have done, you who have despised the oath in breaking the covenant, yet I…

From the Domain of Darkness | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 26

Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, “Go, number Israel,…

Give God the Glory | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 25

Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, “Go, number Israel,…

Rich Towards God | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 24

And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere…

Don’t Take Matters Into Your Own Hands | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 23

Then Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, you rebels: shall we bring water for…

Who Then Is This? | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 22

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with…

Merciful and Gracious | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 21

The Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness, keeping steadfast love for…

Sharpening Your Axe | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 20

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. – Luke 6:12 ESV There is…

How Great Is His Goodness and Beauty | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 19

On that day the Lord their God will save them, as the flock of his people; for like the jewels of a crown they shall shine on his land. For…

On Persecution and Evangelism | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 18

When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the…

Yes, Even Your Enemies | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 17

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.” But Jonah rose to flee to…

I Have Overcome the World | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 16

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.…

Hilkiah Finds the Book of the Law | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 15

But to the king of Judah, who sent you to inquire of the Lord, thus shall you say to him, Thus says the Lord, the God of…

He is Faithful and Just to Forgive | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 14

If we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. — 1 John…

The Lord’s Hand Is Not Shortened | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 13

Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between…

Made Righteous by Faith | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 12

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But…

He Still Loves You | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 11

“I have loved you,” says the Lord. But you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau Jacob’s brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet I have loved…

Friendship with Jesus Calls Us to Love | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 10

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down…

Did You Pray for Me? | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 9

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints…

God’s Word is Your Weapon | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 8

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints…

Marveling | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 7

When [Jesus] had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said…

He Delights in Steadfast Love | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 6

Who is a God like you, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of his inheritance? He does not retain his anger forever, because He delights…

Water to Wine | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 5

Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants,…

Be a Holy People | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 4

After these things had been done, the officials approached me and said, “The people of Israel and the priests and the Levites have not separated…

Liberty | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 3

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. — Galatians 5:1 ESV The book of Galatians is an…

Lead with Zeal | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 2

Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one…

Standing Before Kings | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for March 1

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. — Proverbs 22:29 ESV During…

A Land That I Will Show You | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 28

Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.…

A Prayer of Humility | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 27

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it…

Knowing Our Advocate | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 26

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate…

A Slave to Whom | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 24

Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or…

The God of Revelation | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 23

At that time Jesus answered and said, “I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed…

The Vessel God Uses | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 22

And the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush. He looked, and behold,…

The Moral Will of God | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 21

I delight to do Your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” — Psalm 40:8 ESV Any study of the book of Romans is…

The Personality of God | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 20

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken…

Stewardship | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 19

So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the…

Joy | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 18

Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the…

Rich Young Ruler | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 17

The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess…

Stay Awake | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 16

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in…

Him for Whom Christ Died | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 15

For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the…

Love that Gives | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 14

I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me. — Song of Solomon 7:10 ESV The Song of Solomon contains beautiful poetry describing the…

Wordless Worship | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 13

And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a…

Mending Broken Relationships | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 12

And Jacob lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, Esau was coming, and four hundred men with him. So, he divided the children among…

At Odds with the World | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 11

I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of…

In the Last Days | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 10

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. … evil people and impostors will go on from bad to…

Taking Criticism, Giving Correction | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 9

Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove a wise man, and he will love you. Give instruction to a wise man, and he…

Following Instructions | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 8

And [Jesus] said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied,…

Walking in Wisdom | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 7

For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as…

Created for Good Works | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 6

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of…

God Hears You | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 5

During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their…

Rest for Your Souls | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 4

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for…

Fiery Devotion | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 3

Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace; he declared, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come…

All Nations, Tribes, and Tongues | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 2

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing…

Passing on Holiness | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for February 1

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them, You shall be holy,…

Fruitful Labor | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 31

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for…

In the Beginning, God | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 30

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 ESV Genesis is the book of beginnings. It details the beginning of…

Encouraging the Next Generation | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 29

Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. —…

God of the Impossible | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 28

[Gideon said], “When I blow the trumpet, I and all who are with me, then blow the trumpets also on every side of all the…

We Have Not Ceased to Pray | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 27

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of…

Training Up Our Children | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 26

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. — Proverbs 27:6 ESV I’m…

Certainty about the Truth | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 25

Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, just as those who from the beginning…

When the Good Hand of God is Upon You | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 24

And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, let letters be given me to the governors of the province Beyond the River,…

God Loves a Cheerful Giver | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 23

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he…

Seek Me and Live | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 22

For thus says the Lord to the house of Israel: “Seek me and live.” — Amos 5:4 ESV The book of the prophet Amos is directed toward Israel…

God Can Do a Work in Your Place | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 21

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins,…

Chosen and Loved | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 20

It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the Lord set his love on you and chose you, for you were…

Unashamed | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 19

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first…

Confess Your Sins | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 18

“The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” — Genesis 3:12 ESV…

Quick to Confess | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 17

“O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift my face to you, my God, for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads,…

The Grass is Greener On God’s Side | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 13

Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had…

Teachable Teachers | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 12

Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed…

The Shepherd and His Sheep | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 11

For thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his…

The Qualities of a Growing Christian | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 10

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness,…

Only Acknowledge Your Guilt | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 9

Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will…

To the Ends of the Earth | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea…

Let Love Be Genuine | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 7

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing…

Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 6

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. — Proverbs 27:5-6 (ESV) The book of…

Familiarity Breeds Contempt | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 5

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the…

God’s Provision in Good Times and Bad | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 4

So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. … Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day…

Lord Willing | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 3

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and…

The Lord is Your Guide | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 2

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire…

New Creation, New You | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for January 1

For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for…

New Year’s Training | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 31

Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value…

The Proud Will Be Made Small | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 30

Behold, I will make you small among the nations; you shall be utterly despised. The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the…

The Centurion’s Faith | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 29

And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends, saying to him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself,…

The Currency of the Kingdom | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 28

I will bring distress on mankind, so that they shall walk like the blind, because they have sinned against the Lord; their blood shall be poured out like…

I Will Proclaim Your Name | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 27

I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: You who fear the Lord, praise him! All you offspring…

A Light for Revelation to the Nations | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 26

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence…

The Birth of Jesus Christ | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 25

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was…

The Risk of Christmas | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 24

Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she…

Preparing for Christmas with Zechariah | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 23

And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways, to give knowledge of…

Mary’s Song of Praise | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 22

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For…

The Lord is Unbelievably Working | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 21

Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. For behold, I…

Christian Generosity | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 20

Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged…

The Lord is Faithful to Fulfill His Promises | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 19

Thus the Lord gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there. And…

Let Your Reputation Be Love | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 18

Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one…

Why are You Cast Down, O My Soul | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 17

As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and…

Not To Be Seen By Others | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 16

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father…

Teach Your Children | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 15

“When your son asks you in time to come, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God…

Jesus Calms the Storm | Morning Routine Daily Devotional for December 14

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with…

He Was Pierced For Our Transgressions | Morning Routine for December 13

Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for…

Ascribe to the Lord Glory | Morning Routine for December 12

Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. — Psalm 29:1-2 (ESV)…

When Brothers Dwell in Unity | Morning Routine for December 11

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down on the…

The Holy Spirit is Our Guarantor | Morning Routine for December 10

In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised…

Listen to the Lord, Not the World | Morning Routine for December 9

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah and said to him, “Behold, you are old and your sons…

Examine Yourself | Morning Routine for December 8

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in…

David and Jonathan’s Friendship | Morning Routine for December 7

As soon as he had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as…

Resurrection | Morning Routine for December 6

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But…

Preparing for Worship | Morning Routine for November 30

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem,…

God Upholds You | Morning Routine for November 29

But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the…

Heirs of God | Morning Routine for November 24

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy…

Glorious Hope | Morning Routine for November 23

For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or…

The Spirit at Work | Morning Routine for November 22

But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. —1 Corinthians 12:7 (ESV) Today’s passage is part of a…

An Abundance of Fruit | Morning Routine for November 16

I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch…

Restorative Repentance | Morning Routine for November 15

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Let me hear joy and gladness; let…

A Servant Is Not Above His Master | Morning Routine for November 12

A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. —Matthew 10:24(ESV) Any study through John’s gospel will reveal that in virtually every…

Life on Mission | Morning Routine for November 11

Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds…

The Chief Cornerstone | Morning Routine for November 10

Let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you…

Genuine Humility | Morning Routine for November 9

So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory…

Gospel Kindness | Morning Routine for November 8

…to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. For we ourselves were once…

Kingdom that Cannot Be Shaken | Morning Routine for November 5

The word of the Lord came a second time to Haggai on the twenty-fourth day of the month, “Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying,…

Quenching the Spirit | Morning Routine for November 4

Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies, but test everything; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. —1 Thessalonians 5:19–22 (ESV) “Quench” is…

The Kindness of the King | Morning Routine for November 3

And Mephibosheth the son of Jonathan, son of Saul, came to David and fell on his face and paid homage. And David said, “Mephibosheth!” And…

A Purified Conscience | Morning Routine for November 2

He entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own…

Eternally True | Morning Routine for November 1

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same…

The Unconquered Life | Morning Routine for October 29

But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way,…

Real Treasure | Morning Routine for October 28

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. —Luke 12:34 (ESV) Jesus’ words in Luke 12 liken the riches in Heaven to treasure. And…

God is at Work | Morning Routine for October 27

When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be…

Confidence in God | Morning Routine for October 26

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that…

Honest Dealings | Morning Routine for October 25

Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end, saying, “When will the new moon be…

Pursue the will of God | Morning Routine for October 22

Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. And when his family heard it, they went out…

Sins Like Scarlet, White as Snow | Morning Routine for October 21

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are…

Every Spiritual Blessing | Morning Routine for October 20

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,…

Who Influences You? | Morning Routine for October 19

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat…

Choose the Good Portion | Morning Routine for October 18

But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left…

Walk after the Lord | Morning Routine for October 15

And the king stood in his place and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord and to keep his commandments and…

Born Again | Morning Routine for October 14

Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,…

Strength in Humility | Morning Routine for October 13

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who…

Faith Without Works is Dead | Morning Routine for October 12

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show…

“You Are the Man!” | Morning Routine for October 11

Then David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man, and he said to Nathan, “As the Lord lives, the man who has done this deserves…

Who Do You Say Jesus Is? | Morning Routine for October 8

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And…

He Cares for You | Morning Routine for October 7

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him,…

Search Me and Know Me | Morning Routine for October 6

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! … Search me, O God, and know my heart!  Try me and know my thoughts! And see…

Resurrection and Life | Morning Routine for October 5

Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask…

God Blesses the Humble | Morning Routine for October 4

And all the acts of his power and might, and the full account of the high honor of Mordecai, to which the king advanced him,…

Mixed Results | Morning Routine for October 1

When they had appointed a day for [Paul], they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to…

Finding True Happiness | Morning Routine for September 30

Judah and Israel were as many as the sand by the sea. They ate and drank and were happy. Solomon ruled over all the kingdoms…

The Love of God in Christ Jesus | Morning Routine for September 29

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor…

When Silence is Golden | Morning Routine for September 28

Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this evil that had come upon him, they came each from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite,…

Laborers into His Harvest | Morning Routine for September 27

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to…

The Will to Work | Morning Routine for September 24

Then Haggai, the messenger of the Lord, spoke to the people with the Lord’s message, “I am with you, declares the Lord.” And the Lord…

To whom shall we go? | Morning Routine for September 23

After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away…

Regular Maintenance. | Morning Routine for September 20

Through sloth the roof sinks in, and through indolence the house leaks. —Ecclesiastes 10:18 (ESV) This simple proverb from Ecclesiastes pictures the deterioration of a…

Jesus Only | Morning Routine for September 19

And Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here. Let us make three tents, one for you and one for Moses…

Living by the Fear of God, Not Man | Morning Routine for September 18

“When you serve as midwife to the Hebrew women and see them on the birthstool, if it is a son, you shall kill him, but…

Seek the Good of Others, God’s Glory | Morning Routine for September 17

“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up. Let no one seek his…

Jesus Did Not Retaliate | Morning Routine for September 15

For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps.…

I Will Not Leave You or Forsake You | Morning Routine for September 14

No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be…

A Good Soldier | Morning Routine for September 13

Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one…

Our Lord, Brother and Priest | Morning Routine for September 9

Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the…

The Battle Belongs to the Lord | Morning Routine for September 8

Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to…

Priorities and Delegation | Morning Routine for September 7

And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of…

Pray in the midst of Godlessness | Morning Routine for September 6

Save, O Lord, for the godly one is gone; for the faithful have vanished from among the children of man. Everyone utters lies to his…

Build Others Up with Your Words | Morning Routine for September 5

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may…

Confidence in Creativity | Morning Routine for September 4

Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to…

Leave, Follow, Fish | Morning Routine for September 3

Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen.…

The Lord is Good and Just | Morning Routine for September 2

Who can stand before his indignation? Who can endure the heat of his anger? His wrath is poured out like fire, and the rocks are…

Supporting Christians, even Strangers | Morning Routine for September 1

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. Beloved, it is a faithful thing you do in…

God’s Plan in the Wilderness | Morning Routine for August 31

And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble…

Blessed are the Persecuted | Morning Routine for August 30

Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be…

Walk Humbly with God | Morning Routine for August 29

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the…

We Ought to Love One Another | Morning Routine for August 28

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does…

The Lord, Your Rock and Fortress | Morning Routine for August 27

He said, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and…

Making Strong Disciples | Morning Routine for August 26

When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the…

Our Judge and Refuge | Morning Routine for August 25

Multitudes, multitudes, in the valley of decision! For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision. The sun and the moon…

Advocating for Another | Morning Routine for August 24

As a believer, be ready for similar opportunities to step in and advocate for our Christian brothers and sisters in need. As with the story of the Good Samaritan, it might cost us. Ask the Lord to increase your affection for others and to see those opportunities when they come you way.