Everyday with God
on May 31st, 2021
Everyday with God May 31, 2021 Dear Readers,We trust that NorthPoint's Every Day with God devotions have encouraged you to draw near to God during these uncertain and unpredictable days. Our staff and volunteers (thank you Jolene Philo and Rebecca Janni!) have covered a great deal of biblical ground these past 13 months. We've studied the books of Philippians, John, and I Peter, and spent time dis...  Read More
John 10:10
on May 28th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus SaidThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.John 10:10 'This verse is sandwiched right in the middle of the passage in John where Jesus is calling himself The Good Shepherd. This context, and who is speaking, is important for us to understand.Specifically in John 10:10, we have the contrast of a thie...  Read More
Luke 5:16
on May 27th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus PrayedJesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.Luke 5:16 During the wonderfully crazy time of raising babies and toddlers, I struggled to find any lonely places, much less the energy to pray for an extended period of time. My lonely place was usually limited to an evening run to Target for diapers and milk. In some seasons of life, following Jesus' example of ma...  Read More
John 9:3
on May 26th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus Said"...This happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him."John 9:3 For the majority of people, the most difficult part of following Jesus is suffering. Suffering is hard, painful and often lonely. On top of that, suffering is confusing and difficult to understand. It leads us to ask questions such as, “Why me? Why would God allow that bad thing to happen...  Read More
Matthew 26:39
on May 25th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus PrayedAnd going a little farther he fell on his face and prayed, saying, ‘my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will’. Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed, ‘my Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will be done.’  Matthew 26:39 Many of us have wrestled with God in prayer, repeatedly...  Read More
John 6:35
on May 24th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus SaidThen Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to mewill never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.John 6:35 Though Jesus cares about the physical needs of your life, he never wants those needs to overshadow your spiritual need for him. It may seem confusing to see Jesus say, “I am the bread of life.” But, we have to enter into t...  Read More
John 13:15
on May 21st, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus SaidI have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.John 13:15 'What would Jesus do?' is a slogan that saw popularity during the 1990's when students and adults alike b...  Read More
John 17:1-4
on May 20th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus PrayedFather, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.  And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.  I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do.John 1...  Read More
Matthew 4:19
on May 19th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus Said “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”Matthew 4:19 When I was 10 years old I took my first fishing trip to Canada with my brother and Dad. At the time, I barely knew how to tie my own hook, but I was crazy excited! I’ll never forget the first day we fished. We had just unloaded the van from the long day of traveling, but we wer...  Read More
1 Peter 5:7
on May 18th, 2021
Everyday with God What Jesus Prayed "Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7 The Lord's Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 is a combination of two realities: the extraordinary things of God, and the ordinary, familiar things of this earth. Life is the mingling of both the eternity and the everyday. Jesus instructed the disciples to pray and include both the awesomeness of God and th...  Read More
John 16:33
on May 17th, 2021
Everyday with God What Jesus Says Read John 16:33 “I have some bad news and some good news, which one do you want to hear first?” We’ve all had a conversation where we are either bringing the news or hearing it, and for some reason, a lot of us like to pick the bad news first. Jesus must have known this because in this verse he states a couple truths. First, the bad news:            In this world ...  Read More
Mark 10:45
on May 14th, 2021
Everyday with GodWhat Jesus Said"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”Mark 10:45 I had been training for January 2011 for years. It was the start of my final collegiate track season. After putting in years of lifting, speed work, and practice, it was time to put it all on the line. I had my eyes set on 2 things - clearing 7 feet...  Read More