“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Help Is On The Way
September 22nd, 2021
“and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.”1 Thessalonians 1:10 (NIV)Everyone enjoys a story with a happy ending. You might remember back to August 5, 2010, when a mine collapsed in northern Chile. Far below the earths surface thirty-three miners were forced to spend the next several months trapped underground until rescuers cou...
Do For One What You Wish For All
September 22nd, 2021
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”John 15:16–17None of us can serve everybody but we can all serve somebody. Isn’t that the message Jesus was teaching His disciples when He told them the story about the Good Samaritan in Luke 10. You recall in t...
A Lifetime of Smiles
September 17th, 2021
“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty”1 Corinthians 1:27Listening to songs from the 70’s and 80’s brought to mind a time I was riding in the car many years ago with my mom when a song came on the radio that had the lyrics, “And there are lines upon my face, from a lif...
The "Ta Da" of Heaven
September 16th, 2021
“He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”Matthew 28:6If the following story was a Tie Tok video it would get a million hits easy its so good. A Sunday school teacher was sharing with her third graders about the Resurrection, and she asked them a question. Speaking to her class she says, “OK, students, do any of you know the first words Jesus said when H...
Living In These Last Days
September 15th, 2021
“and there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven.”Luke 21:11In my curiosity I have learned a lot as I have sat these past few months and watched and listened to what many of you are seeing with your own eyes too. The very things the Bible warns us that will happen in the last days are happening right before our v...
How Not To Hurt So Bad
September 14th, 2021
“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”Hebrews 12:2Pain is inevitable, joy is optional in this world. It’s humanly impossible to comprehend the pain our Lord suffered on the Cross where He died not for His own sins, but rather where He bore in...
Remove The Cork
September 13th, 2021
“To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”Ephesians 3:19

I had to read a few times the illustration that A. B. Simpson used to describe what it is like to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Its good and not just because I enjoy the ocean and watching the waves go by. He said, "Being filled with the fullness of God is like a bottle in the...
Easy Isn't Always best
September 10th, 2021
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it”Matthew 7:13–14The path of least resistance isn’t necessarily the path you want to be on. Studying the book of Jonah I am reminded that Jonah could have thought the ...
The Best Is Yet To Come
September 9th, 2021
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11Have you ever done something that you later regretted? If so, take these words to heart today, “You can’t change your past but God can change your future.” I am reminded this morning of one of my favorite verses in all the Bible found in 2 Corinthians 5...
Exercises To Avoid
September 8th, 2021
“He must increase, but I must decrease”John 3:30The bible has much to say about our health, our physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Ever since COVID-19 began to span the globe and people were isolated for the good part of a year a lot of commercials began popping up for diet, weight loss and exercise. Most just offer short term solutions to deeper problems and many are scams attempting to g...