• November 13, 2023By JB Shreve

    I began my walk with God a little more than 27 years ago. There have been many highs and many lows along the way, but the vantage point of the years behind me provides me with great security for the years ahead. As a young believer and seeker of His presence, my heart and mind … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/gratitude-for-the-journey/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • November 6, 2023By JB Shreve

    This is the first post in an ongoing blog devotional series on Gratitude. New posts in the series will be published each Monday for the next few weeks.  What do you imagine when you think of the word “gratitude”? What concepts spring to mind? What postures? Where does your mind go? Many of us say … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/what-is-gratitude/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 1, 2023By JB Shreve

    Many times a part of our prayer life is to bring personal alignment to the standards and will of God. Such prayers posture us correctly for His presence. 1 Give ear to my words, O LORD, Consider my meditation. 2 Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/personal-alignment/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 24, 2023By JB Shreve

    Among the most impartational aspects of the Psalms is their call to our hearts to find God and the place where  He created our spirit to live. God made man to live in His presence. That is where we find peace, hope, purpose, and all the attributes that lead our lives to make sense. The … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/shelter-in-his-presence-psalm-4/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 17, 2023By JB Shreve

    Psalm 3 tells the story of real spiritual warfare. It is a fight for the truth against the lies the enemy sends against us.  The enemy has one objective – to make us believe the lie. He does not care which lie but only that we give our faith and trust to the lie rather … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/real-spiritual-warfare-psalm-3/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 7, 2023By JB Shreve

    This post, Two Roads Diverged, is a continuation of our look at Psalm 1 that this blog series began on Monday. One of the most famous poems in American literature is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/two-roads-diverged-psalm-14-6/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 6, 2023By JB Shreve

    Never in the history of humanity has so much consumption and desire been so easily accessible at the push of a button. It is a marvel of our generation, and in that marvel are the presumptions of instant gratification that we often and wrongfully believe are normal and permissible before God. It’s not. Throughout the … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/the-seasons-of-life-psalm-13/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 5, 2023By JB Shreve

    This post, The Orientation of Our Life, is a continuation of our look at Psalm 1 that this blog series began on Monday. Once we have turned off the wrong voices, we must go to the next step and install the correct voice – the Word of God. The Word of God was designed to … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/the-orientation-of-our-life-psalm-12/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • April 3, 2023By JB Shreve

    We live in a culture saturated with voices that claim to promote our individual happiness. This focus is so prevalent that we barely notice when we hear it spoken. The emphasis on personal happiness is like the invisible oxygen that keeps our society moving forward. It is in the moral lessons of our sitcoms, the … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/the-pursuit-of-happiness-psalm-11/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • October 24, 2022By JB Shreve

    There is an interesting verse in Ephesians 3:19 whose mere verbiage invites us to inquire more about what it means. It is part of one of the long run-on sentences that Paul liked to use in his writings, so I will cite the whole verse so we can see what we are looking at here. … <a href="https://jbshreve.com/knowledge-that-surpasses-knowledge/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read