“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Our Human God
June 18th, 2021
“I Thirst”Aren’t you glad that we have a God we can relate to? I mean, it’s easy to forget that Jesus Christ was 100% man all the while being 100% God. It’s the mystery of the incarnation. Because our God became man we can rest assured that He understands what we think and how we feel and what we go through on a day to day basis. I love knowing what the psalmist declares that God knows my frailtie...
Don't Just Sit There, Do Something
June 17th, 2021
“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Matthew 23:11 Sometimes in life we take risks, some are wise and others, well, not so much. Take July 2, 1982 when Larry Walters strapped on a parachute, loaded himself to his Lawnchair tethered to helium balloons, holding on tight to his lunchbox of sandwiches; a can of soda, a camera, a CB radio, and most of all, a pellet gun, and prepare...
Be The Man!
June 16th, 2021
 “I go the way of all the earth; be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man.” 1 Kings 2:2 Father’s Day is this Sunday and as I study in preparation for it I was thinking about some of the gifts I have received through the years. I think I still have somewhere in my dresser a T-shirt that says “Real Men Love Jesus” and you wouldn’t believe the looks you can get for wearing a shirt with the name...
...Four to Go
June 15th, 2021
 “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NKJV)  Most people would probably say the three most powerful words in the English language are “I Love You” but maybe just maybe the most powerful words are actually four. The four most life changing words any of us can speak just might be, “I Believe In You”. If you read your Bible long enough you...
Take My Hand
June 14th, 2021
Take My Hand“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.”John 10:29  The words, “Take My Hand” have been used in some of the best movies ever made. “Take My Hand” moments happen any time someone is about to slip and fall off a cliff, into a molten lava pit, out of a speeding car or off a run away train and another tries to ta...
Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing
June 11th, 2021
But as it is written: “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”1 Corinthians 2:9One of the amazing things about faith, I mean real faith is its ability to see the end from where you are today.   It was John F. Kennedy who said, “The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose ...
It's Only A Test
June 10th, 2021
“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”James 1:2-4  It’s been well said, “it’s not what happens us that matters most. It’s how we respond to what happens to us that matters most.” Every day we are confronted with learnin...
A Door of Hope
June 9th, 2021
“Therefore, behold, I will allure her, Will bring her into the wilderness, And speak comfort to her. I will give her vineyards from there, And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; She shall sing there, As in the days of her youth, As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.”Hosea 2:14-15My wife loves doors, especially old rustic antique doors much in part to Pinterest and the many hom...
There When You Need Him
June 8th, 2021
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”Psalm 50:15Can you remember the last time you really needed God; I mean REALLY needed God? Often times we fail to recognize our need for God as long our lives are agreeable to us. We tend to prefer to call the shots as long as the shots are producing the results we hope for. Most of us tend to recognize our need for ...
The Gift Is The Sacrifice
June 7th, 2021
 "For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the LORD; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the LORD." So they worshiped the LORD there."1 Samuel 1:27-28Reading from the book of 1 Samuel this morning I am reminded of something Jim Elliot once wrote in his journal, "He is no fool who gives away that which he cannot kee...