We need to realize we are at an intersection point. We need to turn back to God humbly and pray.


You wake up at your normal time and when you login you see the computer’s clock shows 3 hours earlier. How will you adjust? How will you respond? Are you ready for a new day with an early start? Are you ready for a new adventure? What if you found a surprise last night? What if you gave it up to God rather than worrying in order to get some sleep? How will God take care of it? How will God provide this time? Let’s get ready to go and see what all He will do with today!

Day 10: 2020 Hindsight
— The 49-Week Challenge – Day 10 —

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 10 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Do you realize that sometime to get you where you need to be requires that you are inconvenienced? Similar to how it took the census of Caesar Augustus to get get Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem in time for the birth of Jesus.
  • Do you realize that sometimes God uses the selfishness or plans of man to accomplish His will? Similar to how Caesar Augustus’s desire to be able to tax, control, manipulate, enlist caused him to take a census of the entire Roman world.
  • Do you realize that even when others have plans for evil, God can turn them around and use them for good? Similar to how Joseph’s brothers sold him as a slave but how it positioned Joseph to save not only Egypt but also his entire family.
  • Do you realize that God’s plan is for everyone? Similar to how in the midst of the birth of Jesus, He sent out angels to the shepherds so they too can know of the birth of the savior.
  • Do you realize that God can bring encouragement in the midst of your life by sending others to speak God’s truth to you? Similar to how the shepherds went to see Jesus and how it spoke truth and life to Mary and Joseph. Similar to how Simeon spoke praising God as he was to live until he got to see the salvation for both Israel and the gentiles. Similar to how Anna, the daughter of Penuel got to speak about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem.
  • Do you realize the importance of giving your children to God and having them dedicated to Him? Similar to what they did both for Jesus and in the Old Testament.
  • Do you realize there are reasons and purposes for resisting things and even celebrating things? Like what was being done because the Lord brought the people of Israel out of Egypt with His mighty hand, out the land of slavery.
  • Do you realize no matter the situation or the circumstances, God will lead you and guide if you are willing to listen and follow after Him. Like how He provided fire by night and cloud by day.
  • Do you realize there is a way and time for everything? God reveals these things in His Word like purification, like Solomon spoke.
  • Let’s celebrate all the good God has done for us so that others may see it and also glorify our Heavenly Father in heaven.
  • Do you realize that God will forgive our sins and heal our land? Like He promised in today’s reading when he said:
    • ‘“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ‘ — 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
  • Do you realize God is revealed through everything in life?

As day 10 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

Amazing a time of fasting and prayer can reveal and accomplish. Amazing the revelations of God and His power on display.


Some questions answered. Some plans revealed. Some ideas brought up. But now to pause and reflect on the time of prayer and to focus some time on family. The who has been revealed. The what list has begun. The how is tbd. The operating model still feels like it is up in the air. To hear from an astronaut… To experience a higher level of competition… Giving it all up to God so that His peace that surpasses all understanding will guard my heart and mind. Giving it all up to God so that His way, His plan, His purpose, and His will can be revealed as I seek first the king of God and His righteousness.


Day 9: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 9

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 9 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Ever needed perspective on how things should go or how things have gone down?
  • Ever found that when you hear the story from more than one perspective you can have a better understanding of the situation?
  • Imagine being Joseph before the encounter and hearing what Mary had to say.
  • Imagine being Mary after Joseph had the encounter with the angel
  • Imagine hearing each story from their individual perspectives and being able to combine them and realize God’s plan in and through their lives
  • Imagine realizing the revelation that you are about to be a part of a prophesy from hundreds of years earlier
  • When you have the full perspective you are able to see more clearly and more easily be able to commit and do what you are needed to do.
  • We can’t let the lies and deception of the devil to cause fear that will keep us from what God has planned in advance for us
  • Let us not be afraid but instead allow our faith to overcome our fear and go and do what God commands of us to do
  • We need to stand firm in our faith!
  • We can trust in God!
  • Consider what is promised in the time of Isaiah.
  • We need to turn back to God for He makes forgiveness available to us through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • We need to wait upon the Lord and He will renew our strength
  • We need to put our hope in God for his love is unfailing
  • We need to put our hope in God for his redemption is full
  • We need to be good stewards
  • We need to love our neighbors as ourselves
  • We need to live out our lives doing good
  • We need to follow God’s leading and guiding in order that through it all He will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory and we can live under the covering and blessings of God.
  • We need to honor our father and mother as it is the first command with a promise that things will go well with us.
  • We need to do good not evil

As day 9 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

What to do when you don't know what to do? Turn to God and His Word for wisdom and direction.


One answer was clarified – the who will be my boss. The what is in progress – the what will the new charter look like with the updated team structure and org operating model. Thank You Lord for bringing light into the situation so that I could see what used to be hidden. Thank You Lord for being my peace and strength through the times of darkness and lack of clarity. Thank You Lord for allowing Your joy to be my strength.


Would you consider the joining in starting with day 3 of a 3 day challenge in order to be ready to accomplish the plans of God who put you right here and right now for such a day and such a time as this? What if it meant giving up something for today? What if it meant you had to give them up starting today? Would it have to be significant for you to even consider it? Would it have to be person for you to do it?

Day 8: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 8

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 8 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Ever considered where you came from? What your genealogy is? Who they were? What they were like? Ever reflected on the family tree of Jesus and how God was able to work through it all?
  • Ever noticed the number 14 in the generational lineage of Jesus?
  • Will you remember the past and live out your today in a way pleasing or evil in the eyes of God?
  • When you don’t know what to do will you turn back to God? Will you ask God for wisdom in the very situation you are in?
  • Will you trust God for provision even if you won’t see where it came from?
  • God’s ways aren’t our ways, they are better.
  • Will you remove the evil things in order to bring everyone back to God?
  • Will you trust God? Will you seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness?
  • Will you be obedient to God’s instruction for you and your life? Will you be a leader who will lead and guide others in alignment with God’s will in order for God’s anointing to overflow into their lives? Will you allow God’s plan and purpose to lead and guide you?
  • Will you depend on the Lord? Will you trust in the Lord?
  • Who are you depending on? Who are you against?
  • Will you choose life or death? Will you choose eternal life or eternal death? Man can cause death but if we aren’t aligned with God and we come to the judgement seat of God and are cast into the eternal death, it is finished. Yet, if we choose eternal life through Jesus Christ, even if we die we will get to live out the rest of eternity with God.
  • Turn to God and understand His instruction rather than fearing the threats of man.
  • Trust in God and allow your faith in Him to overcome fear.
  • Don’t be fooled by the folly of man. Trust in God.
  • Will you follow God and allow your obedience in Him to bring God the praise, the honor, and the glory? Will you live a life so that the world will know that the Lord is the only God?
  • Will you allow the fruit of the spirit to flourish and grow from and through your life?
  • We need to walk by faith and not by sight. We need to not allow fear of man to keep us from doing what is good and what is right but rather allow our faith to overcome the fear and walk out God’s instruction so that in and through it all He will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’s name. Amen.

As day 8 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

A time to reflect on our first week of 2020.


Would you consider the joining in starting with day 2 of a 3 day challenge in order to be ready to accomplish the plans of God who put you right here and right now for such a day and such a time as this? What if it meant giving up something for those 2 days? What if it meant you had to give them up starting today? Would it have to be significant for you to even consider it? Would it have to be person for you to do it?

Day 7: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 7

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 7 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • This devotional is setup for reflection each seventh day.
  • This 7th day gives opportunity to not only reflect but also to share with others
  • Today’s devotional shares with us the following connections from our reading:
    1. Talk with God.
    2. Praise Him for who He is and what He’s like.
    3. (3) Confess any sin.
    4. Thank Him for complete forgiveness through Jesus, for other blessings in your life, for answers to prayer, and for what He has done for you.
    5. Share your worries with Him, and ask Him for what you and others need.
    6. Ask Him for guidance, and place your trust in Him.
  • Reflecting on the past 6 days, I captured not only the last 6 days of posts that I have shared but also the following:
    1. We need to keep track of what God has promised us and how and when they are fulfilled so that we can testify of His greatness and His great love and why we have the hope that is within us.
    2. God’s Word is truthful and will be fulfilled. We need to take hold of His promises with faith, believing what He says is true and living out our lives as living sacrifices in ways that will bring Him the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’s name.
    3. Don’t worry about the change that is taking place. Put my trust in God and walk out my life in humility so that in the proper time He will lift me up. God’s ways are not my ways but His ways are better. He knows what He is doing! He is in control.
    4. Not to worry about how things used to be but instead focus on the good works that God has prepared in advance for me that are yet to be done. Don’t wallow in the good old days of the past and wine about what is taking place now. In the midst of trials consider it pure joy and allow my faith to grow, to persevere to the finish so that in the end I will be complete, mature, and lacking nothing. God has brought me to such a day for such a time as this.
    5. No matter what your past is, God is able to take you right where you are and use you for the glory of His kingdom. We need to do what is right in the Lord’s sight! We need to be living sacrifices that are pleasing in the Lord’s sight!
    6. Do not walk out your today filled with unknown and uncertainty with fear but instead put all your hope and trust in God, allow your faith to overcome fear and for the unknown to become revealed through God’s purpose and plan for He goes in advance preparing for me the good works He has for me to accomplish. His desire is for a legacy that will bring Him praise, honor, and glory in Jesus’s name. Live out today with the joy of the Lord as my strength so that in and through it all God will be lifted up and others may come to know Him through my faith and faithfulness.
  • God cares so much that He didn’t stay out there somewhere but instead sent Jesus to the earth to encounter us, to demonstrate for us, and to give Himself for us so that we could be reconciled back to God.
  • God cares so much that He took things into His own hands because there was nothing we would be able to do in our own strength to reconcile us.
  • Jesus gave Himself as the perfect sacrifice once for all unlike the old testament sacrifices that had to be done continuously.
  • Jesus loves us so much that He was willing to come humbly as a baby and die cruelly on the cross for you and for me, demonstrating truth and grace.
  • There is such thing as absolute truth!
  • We may not deserve it but God’s love is so great that He gives it to us – salvation and blessings.

As day 7 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

What will you do when you do not know what is going on? What will you do when you do not know what to do?


Are you ready? How do you get ready when you aren’t sure what is around the corner? Do you start in God’s Word? Do you start with prayer? Do you just wing it? Where will your hope come from? Where will your help come from? My hope comes from the Lord! My help comes from the Lord! So I will start in God’s Word to get wisdom and allow the comforter and counselor (the Holy Spirit) to guide and guard my heart and mind. I will not lean on my own understanding but rather I will put my trust in God! I wait upon the Lord for I know that through Him I can receive a peace that surpasses all understanding. I know that God is a way maker, miracle worker, promise keeper, and light in the darkness.


Would you consider the 3 day challenge in order to be ready to accomplish the plans of God who put you right here and right now for such a day and such a time as this? What if it meant giving up something for those 3 days? What if it meant you had to give them up starting tomorrow? Would it have to be significant for you to even consider it? Would it have to be person for you to do it?

Day 6: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 6

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 6 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Do you realize the impact you can have on the future?
  • Do you realize the impact of your decisions on history?
  • Do you realize the legacy that you can produce?
  • Consider the story of Ruth and its impact on the legacy that led to Jesus.
  • Consider the story of Ruth and its impact on the legacy that led to King David.
  • Consider the story of Ruth and the impact on the legacy that led to King Solomon.
  • How will you deal with loss? How will you respond to trials, troubles, and challenges?
  • Consider the response after such catastrophic loss and how Orpah responded to Naomi.
  • Consider the response after such catastrophic loss and how Ruth responded to Naomi.
  • Is it better to go back or to press on?
  • Is it better to turn away or to turn back?
  • Will you go it alone? Will you cling to God in the midst of it all?
  • Will you choose to go where God sends you and to stay where God sends you?
  • Is God’s plan to work in and through you by pressing on and going into the unknown with Him?
  • Will you choose to be like Ruth who went with Naomi, into the unknown but knowing who you are following?
  • Will you choose to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior and build a relationship with Him and make your life on top of Him as your rock and your foundation? Aligning your life with Him as your cornerstone?
  • Where will you find favor? In whom will you find favor? Will you go there and work for the glory of God in order to provide for the needs of your family?
  • Will you trust God and ask, praying God’s favor will lead and guide you? Will Ask, Seek, and Knock until that door opens and you are able to accomplish God’s will and plan and His purpose?
  • Do you realize that God is going before you to prepare in advance the good work He has for you to accomplish?
  • Will you live your life out with humility because of the favor You have found thanks to God?
  • Will God’s peace that surpasses all understanding come over you in order that you are put at ease through His Words in order to be able to step up and step out and be everything that He has purposed and created you to be?
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • Bless those that God has brought across your path to bless.
  • Stay in the protection of the Lord!
  • God has a plan and it is for good, He blessed you so that you can be a blessing to others.
  • God has a purpose for you, He has positioned you for such a day and such a time as this.
  • God has a way that is better than our own way, decide to follow His way and to pursue His plan and purpose for your life so that in and through your life He will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory in order that the legacy He desires for you may be fulfilled.
  • Don’t allow fear to rob you of what God has prepared for you.
  • Allow faith to lead and guide you and to overcome any fear that may come your way so that in and through your faith and obedience, God’s plan will be accomplished.
  • It is amazing when you study God’s Word how we can see the connection of the past revealed in more recent times. We see how what we read about the genealogy of Jesus we can find in more details in the story of Ruth. We can see how through Ruth and Boaz, a son is board Obed who was the father of Jesse who happens to be the father of David who becomes King David.
  • It is amazing to see how important genealogy is in the Bible and how through out the generations and the centuries how God’s Word, God’s purposes, and God’s plans is captured and revealed to us.
  • Let’s do what we are to do according to God’s will. Don’t delay! Don’t put it off! Today, let’s do what God tells us to do!

Questions to consider:

  • What do you learn about God, about yourself, or about the world?
  • Is there one verse or thought that stands out to you today?

As day 6 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

How far back can you go to better understand your family tree?


Would you consider the 3 day challenge in order to be ready to accomplish the plans of God who put you right here and right now for such a day and such a time as this? What if it meant giving up something for those 3 days? What if it meant you had to give them up starting tomorrow? Would it have to be significant for you to even consider it? Would it have to be person for you to do it?

Day 5: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 5

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 5 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • How well do you know your family? How well do you know or understand the dysfunction of your family? How well do you know how God was able to work in and through your family?
  • What if there was a story of God’s promises?
  • What if there was a story of God’s provision?
  • What if there was a story of God’s salvation?
  • What if there was a story of someone who would deprive someone of their rights?
  • What if there was a story of betrayal and deception?
  • What if there was a pattern? What if there were a fix number of generations between major events?
  • What if there is a story of someone being wicked in God’s sight and required him be put to death?
  • What if there is a story of duty and disobedience to God’s command?
  • What if there is a story of deception and lying?
  • What if there is a story of dress up or disguise and justice?
  • What if there was a story of how something done in secret was brought into the light and revealed?
  • What if there is a story of even as a child about to be born, the child reached out in order to become the first born even though he came out second?
  • What if there is a story of visions and encounters with God?
  • What if there is a story of promises from God?
  • What if there is a story of God’s preparation for His people?
  • What if there was a story about what man had planned for evil that got turned around and used for good by God?
  • What if there was a story of reunion between father and son, who had believed to be dead but was alive?
  • Will you consecrate your things to God?
  • Will you take from what God has given you to give back to Him as an offering? The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it! Will you give out of reverence to the Lord?

Questions to consider:

  • What do you learn about God, about yourself, or about the world?
  • Is there one verse or thought that stands out to you today?

As day 5 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

Will you take up the calling put on your life.


Would you consider the 3 day challenge in order to be ready to accomplish the plans of God who put you right here and right now for such a day and such a time as this?

Day 4: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 4

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 4 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • God has always been. God the Father. God the Son. God the Holy Spirit.
  • God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were apart of creation.
  • God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit brought life.
  • God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit brought light.
  • Even in a dark world, the light cannot be overcome by darkness. Will you let your light shine? Will you lift it up so that its brightness will extend?
  • God sent John to prepare the way for Jesus. God sent John through Elizabeth and Zechariah. God sent Jesus through Mary as the virgin mother with the support of Joseph.
  • God sent John to bring the truth to the people and to testify about the light that was coming who is Jesus so that through him all might believe. John was not the light of the world but rather he came as a witness to the light.
  • Although Jesus is the true light and gives light to everyone, He was in the world and He created the world, yet the world did not recognize Him!
  • To become children of God, we need to receive Jesus.
  • To become children of God, we need to believe in Jesus’s name.
  • To become children of God, we need to be born again, not a natural birth, but being born again as a spiritual birth, born of God.
  • The Word is referring to Jesus and He gave up being in heaven, became flesh humbly through birth as a child in order to make his dwelling among us.
  • Jesus came that we could witness His glory, His glory as the one and only Son of God, who came from the loving Father, that loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son that whosoever would believe on Him would not perish but would receive everlasting life.
  • Jesus came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
  • Do you realize because people had forgotten or started to feel too comfortable over time, they strayed from God and His will and His way and required a messenger to point them back, like a voice crying out in the wilderness?
  • Do you realize because people had become to proud and self-sufficient over time, they strayed from God and tried to go it their own way?
  • Do you realize that when people stray from God they fail to act wisely or do good?
  • Do you realize that when people stray from God they tend to commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong?
  • But God is love!
  • God’s love reaches to the heavens.
  • God’s faithfulness reaches to the skies.
  • God’s righteousness is like the highest mountains.
  • God’s justice is like the great deep.
  • God preserves both people and animals.
  • God’s faithful love endures forever!
  • God’s faithful love is priceless!
  • We can take refuge in the shadow of His wings
  • We feast on the abundance of God’s house, receiving drinks from His river of delights.
  • Jesus is the fountain of life so that once we have received it we will never again become thirsty.
  • Jesus is the light of the world and He allows us to see the light.
  • God’s love continues to those who know Him.
  • God’s righteousness continues to the upright in heart.
  • Let’s stick close to God so that the proud won’t come against us.
  • Let’s stick close to God so that the wicked won’t drive us away.
  • Don’t lose hope or be focused on the past. Consider it pure joy when you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  • Remember how God’s ways are not our ways but rather that His ways are higher than our ways and His ways are better than our ways. Remember that life happens to bring Him glory for His plans are for good and not for evil!
  • Learn from the past and put all your hope and trust in God!
  • There is a reason and a purpose for what is going on right now!
  • Why not allow God’s Word to be precious to you?
  • Why not listen to God’s Word with expectations?
  • Why not allow God’s Word to fall gently on your ears to give you wisdom and discernment, hope and peace, love and joy?
  • God has given us instructions on how to live life. He even provided a visual and an example through Jesus to help us better understand.
  • Let’s consecrate ourselves as living sacrifices to God!
  • Let’s finish the work that God has given us to accomplish!
  • Let’s do the good works that God has prepared in advance for us to accomplish!
  • I am here for such a day and such a time as this, because God has prepared in advance the good works He has for me to accomplish.

Questions to consider:

  • What do you learn about God, about yourself, or about the world?
  • Is there one verse or thought that stands out to you today?

As day 4 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

What will it take for you to believe? Would it take an event? Would it take a feeling? Would it take a moment?


Day 3: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 3

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 3 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Do you have somewhere to go?
  • Do you have a way to know?
  • Have you received confirmation?
  • If God gives you a calling, will you answer it and believe in it?
  • Will you believe that God will fulfill His promises in and through your life?
  • Do you realize the legacy that will come from you because of your belief and obedience to God’s calling on your life?
  • Do you realize the impact on the world around you because you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and agreed to follow Him the rest of the days of your life?
  • Are you willing to walk out your life with humility?
  • Are you willing to walk out your life in reverence to God?
  • Don’t allow pride to trip you up or scatter you from where God desires and has planned for you to be!
  • Don’t worry or fret, be humble and allow God to raise you up in His perfect timing!
  • God will show Himself to be right. People may doubt or worry but God’s plans and purposes are perfect and will point them all back to Himself.
  • Don’t be swayed by peer pressure or the ways of man, trust God’s plan and way, do it His way and allow Him to work in and through it all. (imagine the people who were there when John the Baptist was to receive his name. imagine their surprise when the mother and father both said it should be John and then Zechariah received his voice back and was able to share the encounter he had in the temple with the angel.)
  • Doing it God’s way will cause others to anticipate and look for God’s hands and work through your obedience.
  • Be sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit in leading and directing your steps, your actions, and your words in order to help you in accomplishing God’s perfect will.
  • Through Jesus we are able to serve God without fear, in holiness, in righteousness, all the days of our lives.
  • God has created each of us on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose.
  • Will we accept it? Will we receive it? Will we do it? Will we believe? Will we obey?
  • What wisdom is it that God wants you to share with others?
  • What instruction is it that God has given you that you can testify about in order to help others learn about forgiveness and grace and mercy?
  • How will God use us to help people come out of the darkness and the fear and into the light and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding?
  • How can we serve those God has brought into our lives and across our paths for the glory of His kingdom?
  • How will you testify to what God has spoken to you?
  • How will you testify to what God has commanded you?
  • How will you testify to what God has promised you?
  • How will you testify to what God had done in and through you?
  • Has God given you an idea, a promise, a command that has been birthed into you? Have you received it and believed it? Have you obeyed and walked it out? Have you testified to how it was accomplished and what it accomplished in and through you?
  • In your weakness will you allow God to be your strength?
  • In your hunger will you allow God to fill you?
  • Will you testify how God brings death and makes alive?
  • Will you testify how God brings down and raises up?
  • Will you testify how God humbles and exalts?
  • Will you live out a life that is pleasing to God?
  • Will you live out a life that is faithful to God’s calling and commandments?
  • Will you live out a life that demonstrates good stewardship so that one day you will get to hear Him say “Well done my good and faithful servant“?
  • Don’t try to go through life in your own strength but rather lean in and lean on God for strength, wisdom, and direction.
  • God will call you up in the right time!
  • Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and direction
  • Listen to the still quiet voice as He leads and guides your steps
  • Don’t try to resist or reject God’s ways and commands.
  • Don’t go against God’s will. Don’t miss the mark and miss out on the intercessor who is Jesus. Don’t reject Jesus. Don’t reject the Holy Spirit. Don’t reject the Father. Allow Jesus to be your Lord and Savior so that as He sits at the right hand of the Father interceding for you and for me, we can be reconciled to God.
  • Honor God in order that He may honor you
  • Don’t despise God and have to receive His disdain
  • Let’s live out our lives as living sacrifices to God, living our lives in accordance to God’s heart and mind.
  • Record what God has told you, done in and through you, so that you can testify of His great love and miracles.
  • Will you choose to align with God and do His will?
  • Will you return to God before it is too late and lose out on your life in this world and the world to come?
  • Will you align to God and His will before it is too late and judgement comes?
  • Will you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior or will you choose to receive judgment based on your own life?
  • Will you receive judgment or reward?
  • Will you spend eternity with God or apart from God?
  • Will your final destination be heaven or hell?


Questions to consider:

  • What do you learn about God, about yourself, or about the world?
  • Is there one verse or thought that stands out to you today?

As day 3 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

What are you willing to learn from the Word of God that you can use today?


Day 2: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 2

Hindsight is 2020

Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 2 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in? What did you learn about God? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about the world? What verse stood out most to you today?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Are you being a joy and a delight to your parents? to your wife? to your kids? to your family? to your neighbors? to your community? to your church? to your workplace? to others?
  • Are you shining the light of Jesus to the world around you?
  • Are you pointing people through your life back to Jesus so that they can find forgiveness and reconciliation to God?
  • Are you helping bring reconciliation not only to God but also between parents and kids?
  • Are you helping bring reconciliation not only to God but also to bring the disobedient into the wisdom of righteousness?
  • Are you helping bring reconciliation not only to God but also to prepare people and get them ready for an encounter with God?
  • Ever questioned when you got a message that sounded too good to be true?
  • Ever had to deal with the consequences of not receiving that message at face value until the timing was right?
  • Ever seen the promise come true right before your very own eyes?
  • Ever received a message that was too much to fully comprehend from God but because it was from God you received it as unbelievable as it may sound?
  • Ever been labeled or received a description of who you are from God that seemed different than how you personally were feeling? (consider what God says in the picture below and how you can receive it and accept who He says you are)
  • Ever been afraid because of an encounter from God but He provided a peace that surpasses all understanding and were able to receive it and step into it?
  • Remember the words from today’s reading: “For no word from God will ever fail.
  • What role or mantel are you supposed to be taking up? John was to take up the mantel of Elijah, how about you?
  • Will you be a bearer of Good News to the people God brings into your life?
  • Will you revere the Lord and live with His joy in this life being able to go out and frolic?
  • Will you live out your life following the law/commands of God?
  • Will you take hold of the accomplishments of God? Like when we see the promise of Malachi 4 materialized through Luke 1?
  • When you don’t know, will you turn to God? will you call to Him? Will you listen to the great and unsearchable things He has to tell you that you didn’t know?
  • When you miss the mark or mess up, will you turn back to God and allow Him to bring forgiveness and cleansing?
  • Will you believe what God has to say over what the words of man say?
  • Will you trust His promises more than the words of man?
  • Will you take hold of the truth that God is good and His love endures forever?
  • Will you take hold of the promise from Jeremiah 33 that is revealed in Luke 1 and fulfilled through the person and life of Jesus?
  • Do you know the difference between right and wrong? Will you choose to do wrong anyways? Are you willing to take that risk?

Who God says I am with verses from the Bible

Questions to consider:

  • What do you learn about God, about yourself, or about the world?
  • Is there one verse or thought that stands out to you today? Talk to God about it.

As day 2 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.

If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?

Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?


Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com

Happy New Year! Let's welcome in 2020 and consider what we can learn through God's Word!


Day 1: 2020 Hindsight
The 49-Week ChallengeDay 1


Want to join me in the challenge? Click Day 1 link above or want to join link here to join me and sign up.

Let’s share our takeaways from today’s reading! Did you catch and promises to trust? Did you catch any commands to obey? Did you catch any truths to embrace? Did you catch any warnings to heed? Did you catch any encouragement to rest in?

If you are interested in getting together or sharing the information together, please let me know through the comment section below, through email, or even through text messages.


Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from: (I have chosen to use NIV translation, but feel free to choose whichever version you feel more comfortable with)


My Notes:

  • Are you keeping track of all the things that God has promised you and fulfilled?
  • Are you keeping track so that you are able to use it to testify of what God has done in and through your life?
  • Are you keeping track so that others may be able to learn through your testimony rather than having to go through the trials and troubles themselves?
  • Have you ever been startled by an encounter with God or heavenly beings?
  • Have you ever been gripped with fear by an encounter with God or heavenly beings?
  • Ever laughed at how angles always say “do not be afraid” when then they show up to people who from having such an encounter are gripped with fear? Be it the angels who approached the shepherds in the field. Be it the angel who approached Zechariah in the template. Be it the angel who was sitting at the tomb when Mary showed up to check on Jesus’s body.
  • Ever received a promise from God that seemed too big or too good to be true? Ever tried to resist or reject it? Ever had to go through a trial or ultimatum before you would just accept it and then allow God’s glory to be revealed in and through you?
  • Have you ever been appointed a role by a leader or manager?
  • Are you willing to accept God’s calling on your life and do what He is asking you to do?
  • Are you willing to accept the position God has for you within the team? the organization? the community? the church?
  • Are you willing to do you part of God’s ministry everywhere God sends or puts you?
  • What is your appointed order of ministering in the church?
  • What will you do to try and ensure that your legacy and future generations from your family to continue doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord and not be swayed away from God’s ways.
  • Are you willing to make a covenant with God? to make a deal with God?
  • Will you consecrate yourself and your family? Will you purify your house? your workplace? your community?
  • Will you look for ways to bring people together for the glory of God?
  • How have you accepted Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior in order to not need to sacrifice the offerings for the various sins?
  • How have you chosen to worship God as a living sacrifice to God? Will you bring thank offerings and tithes to God for His purposes?
  • How will you serve God and His people?
  • What will be your part in the building of God’s temple, the church?
  • Do you remember the seasons and your role in them? What is your role and your purpose in this upcoming season?

Questions to consider:

  • What do you learn about God, about yourself, or about the world?
  • Is there one verse or thought that stands out to you today? Talk to God about it.

Today’s devotional comes from Life.Church. For more information, please visit www.life.church — Thank you Life.Church for sharing this reading plan through Bible.com


Ever heard that hindsight is 2020?


Is it reversible? If so does that mean we are about to head into 2020 and so it will be hindsight? Looking up the word hindsight we can find the definition is “understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed“. So going into 2020 might it be possible that we can understand the situations and events that are going to happen or develop? Might it be possible in 2020 that we won’t have to question why we had to go through a situation or event because we can already understand it?

Ever considered that there is a book with the answers? Ever considered that in that book it shares how there is nothing new under the sun? Ever considered that there is a book that was given as a love letter to us so that we could know without having to go through the experience ourselves? Ever considered how we can learn through others experiences rather than having to go through each and everyone one on our own? Ever considered taking up the challenge to read through the Bible in a Year?

Being December 31st 2019 and pondering what devotional or reading plan I was going to pick up for my 2020 Bible reading plan, this post came to mind to not only pick a reading plan but to also invite everyone to join me in reading it together. Each person may want to choose a different translation to read from that is easier for them to understand or comprehend like NIV, NLT, NKJV, Amplified, The Message, etc. I am even considering setting up a small group that can meet together on a weekly basis to discuss the readings. Based on responses from you the readers and friends, I will look to find time(s) for us to get together and discuss it. For those who are far away, I am hoping we can stay in touch and discuss the topics through the comments section of this blog. If you want to join me in seeing how much of 2020 will be hindsight, email 2020devotional@from2005toeternity.info or text me at (425)659-3655 .


The words from God’s Word that I want to share with everyone today come from Ecclesiastes 1:9

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new.

Ecclesiastes 1:9 (NLT)

The other part that I am hoping will draw people into wanting to join me in this 2020 hindsight journey is The Father’s Love Letter that I discovered many years ago during one of my reading plans:

It is provided in different formats so that you can: Read. Watch. Listen.

Choose the way you would like and take a moment to receive God’s Word into your heart!


Here is the reading plan that I have chosen: The 49-Week Challenge

Leave me a comment, send me an email, or send me a text if you are interested in joining me on the journey into 2020…


So where are you at today? How will you respond to the offer from God of grace, mercy, and salvation? Are you ready to lean into all that God has for you? Are you ready to persevere and trust and have your faith built up? My hope and prayer is that You will ask Jesus into your heart so that I will get to spend eternity in God’s presence with you.  Are you ready for forgiveness and peace? Are you ready for a hope and a future? Are you ready for a transformation where the old is gone and the new has come? Are you ready to being the journey of knowing right from wrong? Then let’s pray together to invite Jesus into your heart and your life so that His peace which surpasses all understanding can guide you and comfort you, protect your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. If this is the first time you have prayed to invite Jesus into your heart, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If this is a re-commitment to Jesus, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If you are still questioning or seeking, don’t go it alone, feel free to leave me a comment so we can discuss it. Reply with a comment to let me know of your decision so that I can pray with you. Respond to God’s prompting on your heart. Take time to hear from God today. Take time to be with God today. Take time to respond to God today!

Let’s pray:

^^^^^^^^^^^Will you be willing to put your name there today

Two more days, what should I do?


Ever been so close to the finish line and wondered if you just keep going or if you should speed up and finish strong or because you are fading just coast in? Ever seen where people stop just before the line and lose out? Ever seen people slow down and get passed by 3 people and end up in 4th place? Ever seen where people get an extra boost of energy and finish the race strong? Remember why you start the race!

Let’s consider what the Bible has to say about finishing…

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

— 2 Timothy 4:7

However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

— Acts 20:24

‘Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.’

— 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

— Hebrews 12:1

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 3:14

Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully.

— 2 John 1:8

‘so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. ‘

— Colossians 1:10-14

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

— Ecclesiastes 7:8

‘ “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’ ‘

— Luke 14:28-30

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

— Philippians 1:6

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

— Galatians 6:9

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

— Colossians 3:23

‘Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: 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. All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained. ‘

— Philippians 3:12-16

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1:3

It took motivation to get you started and it will take motivation to get you through it and it will take motivation to help finish it strong! So whenever you wonder or question “why?” go back to what it was that got you started to rekindle the passion, rekindle the buy-in, rekindle the discipline, rekindle the accountability, thrive on the resistance and focus on the goal! Pass it on! Teach others! Invest in it so that you will get to see a good return for the glory of God, in Jesus’s name!


So where are you at today? How will you respond to the offer from God of grace, mercy, and salvation? Are you ready to lean into all that God has for you? Are you ready to persevere and trust and have your faith built up? My hope and prayer is that You will ask Jesus into your heart so that I will get to spend eternity in God’s presence with you.  Are you ready for forgiveness and peace? Are you ready for a hope and a future? Are you ready for a transformation where the old is gone and the new has come? Are you ready to being the journey of knowing right from wrong? Then let’s pray together to invite Jesus into your heart and your life so that His peace which surpasses all understanding can guide you and comfort you, protect your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. If this is the first time you have prayed to invite Jesus into your heart, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If this is a re-commitment to Jesus, leave me a comment so that I can rejoice with the angels in Heaven. If you are still questioning or seeking, don’t go it alone, feel free to leave me a comment so we can discuss it. Reply with a comment to let me know of your decision so that I can pray with you. Respond to God’s prompting on your heart. Take time to hear from God today. Take time to be with God today. Take time to respond to God today!

Let’s pray:

^^^^^^^^^^^Will you be willing to put your name there today