30 Day Devotional New Beginnings


Facing The End

June 03, 2019
Facing the End “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” – Matthew 28:5-6, NIV The news begins ...

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The Gift of Second Chances

May 31, 2019
The Gift of Second Chances “From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.” – Acts 13:13, NIV Paul and Barnabas were traveling and ministering to the Christian church. While they were on their...

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Facing The End

May 30, 2019
Facing the End “The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” – Matthew 28:5-6, NIV The news begins ...

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The Moment of Betryal

May 29, 2019
The Moment of Betrayal But Peter declared, "Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you." And all the other disciples said the same. – Matthew 26:35, NIV When Jesus began to talk of His coming death, it was Peter who piped up first. “I’ll neve...

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Shining Love

May 28, 2019
Shining Love “…Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16, NIV Hannah was a passenger onboard a large cruise ship. As one of the guests of the captain, she received a pe...

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Cluttered Heart

May 27, 2019
Cluttered Heart “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.” – 1 Peter 2:1, NIV Recently, Cindy decided to move her bedroom. She’d been sleeping in a downstairs bedroom but recent constructio...

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Be an Encourager

May 24, 2019
Be an Encourager “But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus.” – Acts 9:27, NIV If ...

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Pressing Forward

May 23, 2019
Pressing Forward “Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13-14, NIV Many years ago, a young man and his mentor were...

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Messy Lives

May 22, 2019
Messy Lives “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18, NIV David was a man who passionately loved God. But that didn’t mean his life was free from chaos, heartbreak, or drama. If anything, Davi...

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Be Courageous

May 21, 2019
Be Courageous “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." – Joshua 1:9, NIV In the book of Joshua, readers find the nation of the Israelites in the middle o...

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When The Past Paralyzes You

May 20, 2019
When the Past Paralyzes You “Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus.” – Acts 9:8, NIV Saul had spent his life doing the “right” things—He came from the rig...

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New Mercies

May 17, 2019
New Mercies “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23, NIV The end of the year and the beginning of the next one often inspi...

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The Spark

May 16, 2019
The Spark “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17, NIV Jana was in college, driving an old car when it began to sputter on the highway. She guided the car safely to the side ...

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A Better Tomorrow

May 15, 2019
A Better Tomorrow For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11, NIV Tim Keenan, a man living in Colorado, was inspired to recycle old mattresses. He st...

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When You Need A Breakthrough

May 14, 2019
When You Need a Breakthrough… “So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.” Joshua 6:14, NIV The plan would have sounded crazy to anyone else. Joshua, the leader of the Israelite nation was...

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What You Leave Behind

May 13, 2019
What You Leave Behind But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” – Matthew 14:30, NIV Megan worked as a youth director in her local church. She loved working with teenagers and watching as God transformed ...

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Sheltered

May 10, 2019
Sheltered “For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” – Psalm 27:5, NIV Anna’s family had moved recently and she had to attend a new high school. She ...

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When You Hope For Healing

May 09, 2019
When You Hope for Healing… When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” – John 5:6, NIV In Jerusalem, there was a pool where the waters were sometimes stirred ...

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Family Ties

May 08, 2019
Family Ties “God sets the lonely in families…” – Psalm 68:6, NIV Katie was a pharmacy store living in Oregon. She had several regular customers including a teenager named Jenna who came in to pick up her father’s medications. As the weeks pas...

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The God of Second Chances

May 07, 2019
The God of Second Chances Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23:43, NIV When Whitney’s father died, she grieved him deeply. She had become a Christian late in life and had prayed for her father’...

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Finding Forgiveness

May 06, 2019
Finding Forgiveness “Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” – Proverbs 28:13, NIV Leslie kept getting a message that her computer’s hard drive was full. When she showed it to her son, h...

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Through The Fire

May 03, 2019
Through the Fire “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” – Isaiah 43:2, NIV Micha...

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Old Branches

May 02, 2019
Old Branches “We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” – Romans 6:4, NIV Luke was home during a thunderstorm when light...

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Beautiful Birthdays

May 01, 2019
Beautiful Birthdays “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” – Luke 6:35, NI...

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New Places

April 30, 2019
New Places The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” – Genesis 12:1, NIV Shawna knew that God had called her to move to New York City. But she had no job there, no contacts...

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Small Sprouts

April 29, 2019
Small Sprouts “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” – Ephesians 4:2, NIV Jerry was visiting a state park with his grandson. He was delighted to show the boy the beautiful land that he’d spent years hiking. He...

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The Guardian Redeemer

April 27, 2019
The Guardian Redeemer “It is more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord’s hand has turned against me!” – Ruth 1:13, NIV Naomi had two sons and a loving husband. But within the space of a few years, all three men died. Naomi was a widow and sh...

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Stand Firm

April 26, 2019
Stand Firm “They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.” – Nehemiah 4:8-9, NIV Nehemiah was a cupbearer in Biblical times. When...

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Set Free

April 25, 2019
“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin— because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.” – Romans 6:6-7, NIV Aiden was twelve years ...

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A New Heart

April 24, 2019
“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.” – Ezekiel 11:19, NIV Jill was coming home from work when she noticed a letter from her car dealership. She opened...

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Red Sea Faith

April 23, 2019
“As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord.” – Exodus 14:10, NIV The Israelites had been freed from Egyptian captivity after four hundred years. God had d...

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A Better Tomorrow

April 16, 2019
A Better Tomorrow For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11, NIV Tim Keenan, a man living in Colorado, was inspired to recycle old mattresses. He star...

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