Happiness is fleeting. As much as we’d all like to say we’re happy every single moment, that’s simply not the truth. So many things in life can toy with our emotions. Situations we face, people we encounter, news we hear about — all of these can uplift, discourage or frustrate us in a matter of moments. No matter how resilient or hardened you might be, the world will play — or has already played — with your emotions. That’s why it’s so important to anchor ourselves in something other than fleeting emotions. Obviously, emotions are good things God created within…

“Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually” (I Chronicles 16:11). If watching exercise clips online would increase my strength, I’d already be a healthier person. Unfortunately, I’m supposed to do those exercises, not just watch someone else sweat through them. I also get helpful emails telling me ways to increase my core strength, but just reading the email does nothing. Unless I choose to take action, I will still have flabby muscles. There are some very good reasons I should increase my core strength: To increase my overall fitness To improve my balance and stability To make it…

“The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places” (Habukkuk 3:19 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible). God created the deer to be an incredibly agile and graceful creature. He knew that it would need the ability to navigate its often treacherous habitat. Let’s pray together that God will give us that kind of sure footed stability to safely traverse the steep paths of life’s journey to greater spiritual heights.

Prayer: Lord, plant my feet on solid ground and enable me to reach extraordinary places in You.

Devotion by Julie Long