“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Silence Isn't Golden
April 22nd, 2021
“But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”Luke 19:40Most people recall Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem that we read about in all four gospel accounts. Luke records the events for us in Luke 19:29-40 when he writes, “And it came to pass, when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that H...
God Knows Your Real Name
April 21st, 2021
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it."Revelation 2:17Our personal identity is important to us. Identity theft is real in the world today and those who have suffered from it know the e...
Broken Into Something Sweet
April 20th, 2021
"I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives. Those who love their life in this world will lose it. Those who care nothing for their life in this world will keep it for eternity."John 12:24-25 (NLT)Don't you wish life was like the birth of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup...
God's Delays
April 19th, 2021
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.2 Peter 3:9God’s timing is not like yours our mine for the simple fact that God is not bound by it. God is Omnipresent, meaning He is everywhere all at once, thats why He is the beginning and the end. He can be everywhere a...
You Be Jesus
April 15th, 2021
“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”1 Corinthians 11:1I have to laugh because I can relate to the story of the Mom who was fixing breakfast for her two young sons one Saturday morning. Johnny the older brother was seven and his younger brother Bobby four. As the first plate of pancakes were set in front of her two hungry tikes each grabbed for the plate and began to tug and pull not wantin...
Opportunity Knocks
April 14th, 2021
“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”Ephesians 5:15–16I like the old saying, “Opportunity Knocks” because it’s true. Every day there are opportunities before us to make a difference in other people’s lives. Me and a couple of our staff members are meeting with a coffee consultant from Arkansas this week who is teaching us m...
Last Words
April 13th, 2021
“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold In settings of silver.”Proverbs 25:11April 12 is a day I can’t forget as a number of events have taken place on them that have shaped my life. First there was my daughters best friend growing up birthday. Danielle was in many ways the fourth child in the Osthimer home as we loved her as our own. Sad for us, she died seventeen years ago yesterday at the a...
Shine
April 12th, 2021
“Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”Daniel 12:3Working on our new outdoor digital sign at church this past week the Lord put in my mind the words from Daniel 12:3 which caused me to stop and ponder the statement, “Diamonds reflect light but stars radiate light from within.” My first thought ...
I Can See Clearly Now
April 9th, 2021
“looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”Hebrews 12:2Have you considered how important your eyesight is to your spiritual life. I am not talking about our physical eyes as important as they are. I am thinking of our spiritual eyes which are far more significant in determining both what we think and how we act. Our spiritual eyesight is much like our physical eyesight in that there...
Be You
April 8th, 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 29:11My wife enjoys watching the Disney production, “The Greatest Showman” that was about the life of P.T. Barnum who was a visionary who rose from basically nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation most of us know today as Ringling Br...