“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
The Power of Thanks
May 17th, 2022
The Power of Thanks“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)Here’s something to consider as we go about our day, “What grumbling and complaining are to the devil praise is to God.” It’s been well said, “We worship the devil with our gossip, our backbiting, and complaining, as murmuring is the choir of hell.” If that is ...
Thank God For Fleas
May 16th, 2022
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Have you ever faced a situation in life that was so irritating that you felt for sure like you were under attack from the devil himself but in the end it turned out that it was actually the Lord allowing the irritant not trying to harm you but to protect you...
Week End or Weak End?
May 13th, 2022
“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put o...
Swing From The Heels
May 12th, 2022
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart”Galatians 6:9As an avid Dodger fan my wife loves this time of year. Almost every night she’s watching baseball or at least it’s providing the background noise in the house while she fixes dinner or works on a project. You can learn a lot about calculating success from the game of baseball. How do y...
One Step Ahead
May 10th, 2022
 “being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ”Philippians 1:6I kept telling myself, “three steps forward, two steps back is still one step ahead!” If life is hard today, friend, remind yourself of that. Ask any contractor and they will more than likely tell you it’s much easier building from the ground up than it is to...
Becoming Somebody
May 9th, 2022
“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 1:27 
It is said of Moses when you break down the 120 years of his life that for the first 40 year of his life he thought he was a somebody who spent the next 40 years of his life learning he was a nobody so that in ...
Safe Arrival
May 5th, 2022
“Let us cross over to the other side”Mark 4:35I read a quote this week that reminded of what I like to call one of those “game changer” bible lessons that can change our lives completely for good when we take it to heart. If you have have ever struggled at all with feeling like you are being tossed around emotionally read this following quote a few times until it sinks in and your spirit rises up....
A Hearts Design
May 3rd, 2022
“Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest. Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things. Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or anot...
Did You Say Everything?
May 2nd, 2022
“Do everything without complaining and arguing”Philippians 2:14Reading the book of Philippians last night I was reminded of a funny story about a guy who wanted to become a monk so he joined a monastery. He met with the head abbot who laid down the ground rules. There is absolutely no talking. The only time a monk was allowed to talk is at the annual review with the head abbot. The days were to be...
How To Fix A Lemon
April 28th, 2022
“Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”Isaiah 43:18The mechanic looks at you and smiles and says, “she’s as good as new” after completing the transmission repairs needed on your vehicle and you are relieved. If you owned the car since it was new the mechanic’s words would make sense to yo...