Category Archives: thoughts by Jon Walker

Life’s Uncertainty Teaches God Can Be Trusted

If we will allow it, our circumstances drive us deeper into the heart of God, and we change because we have believed and come to know the Holy One of God (John 6:69). Continue reading

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You are God’s Great Idea

“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written … Continue reading

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You Have a Choice

“You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.” Romans 6:18 (NIV) For years I wandered away from God, and my image of that time is that of a traveler on a trail through the wilderness. … Continue reading

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Desperate for God

We must be desperate for God: “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5:3 Continue reading

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God’s Strength Covers Me

“Today I have made you a fortified city, an iron pillar and a bronze wall to stand against the whole land—against the kings of Judah, its officials, its priests and the people of the land.” Jeremiah 1:18 (NIV) Use this as this as a prayer: Continue reading

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Make Your Prayers Other-Centered

God calls us to a violent form of intercession, where we take on the spiritual forces of darkness on behalf of our race, once invaded, now occupied by the prince of darkness. Continue reading

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Confident In God’s Promises

God wants you to be confident that he’s pouring his strength into you so you can do whatever it takes to defeat your giants. Meditate on the greatness or “bigness” of God. How do your problems compare? Continue reading

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You are Defined by God, and God Alone

“He has identified us as His own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts . . .  “  2 Corinthians 1:22 (NLT) Your faith will grow stronger as you focus on your identity in Christ (Galatians 2). What this … Continue reading

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The Problem is We Won’t Forgive Ourselves

We believe God will forgive us; the problem, though, is we won’t forgive ourselves. Peter knew the feeling; he’d failed Jesus, so he went back to fishing. Continue reading

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God is Stronger than We Think

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 We’re not as strong as we think we are, but God is stronger than we think. Continue reading

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Stumbling Toward a Meshach Moment

#Devotional Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego told King Nebuchadnezzar they would not worship him like a god. Continue reading

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Christ in You Gives You Confidence

Our confidence is not in our ability but in God’s ability. “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. Galatians 2:20 Continue reading

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When We Maximize our Problems, We Minimize God’s Power

When we maximize our problems, we minimize God’s greatness and we also minimize—in our minds—God’s ability to handle our problems. Continue reading

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God Covers Your Faults with His Perfect Love

The reality is, God’s love is perfect, and he wants to cover our faults with Jesus Christ. The more we’re conscious of God’s love, the less self-conscious we become about ourselves. Continue reading

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Be Confident in God’s Strength in You

God wants you confident in the truth that, through him, all things are possible. Your focus will determine your behavior and it will influence your faith. Continue reading

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