“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
18" From Heaven
July 28th, 2021
“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”Psalm 145:18  Most people have no idea that everything they could ever want or need in this life is no more than eighteen  inches away from us at any given moment in time. Just ask my dog, Chloe. She walks around the house almost daily with a ball in her mouth while pushing another one with her nose or paws just waiting...
Lessons From Chloe
July 27th, 2021
“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”Romans 12:3  In the book of 1 Corinthians the apostle Paul reminds the believers in Corinth that it’s a good thing to examine their hearts before receiving the Lord’s Supper. It tells us in 1 Cori...
What On Earth Am I Here For?
July 23rd, 2021
Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and ever, praising your greatness from generation to generation.—Psalm 79:13I was speaking with a fellow Believer yesterday who had recently had surgery. He said he nearly died in the process, and the experience made an impact on his life that left him feeling like maybe the Lord was giving him a second change. He told me that ...
Be Proactive
July 21st, 2021
“As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God”1 Peter 4:10 
Speaking with Rebecca I kept reminding her that she was standing at a threshold each day and that she would do well to be proactive and choose if she was going to step in and move forward and find the security and shelter that she longs for or would she step out and backwards a...
Less Is More, More or Less
July 20th, 2021
“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ”Philippians 3:8In reading chapter 3 of the book of Philippians you get the idea pretty quickly that the apostle Paul walks to the beat of a different drummer. Before coming to Jesus I imagine that if...
How To Love More
July 19th, 2021
“We love Him because He first loved us.”1 John 4:19Here’s a news flash: proud people can’t love nearly as much as a humble person can for the simple reason being, “God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.” Think about it for a moment today. When you and I are unloving it’s often times because of our pride. We are mad at someone or we have had our feelings hurt and so we withhold expres...
God Whispers Your Name
July 16th, 2021
“Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.”Isaiah 30:21Have you ever felt like you heard someone call your name and when you turned around there was no one there? Or was there and you just didn’t know? The point is simple today. Christianity isn’t a religion, it’s a relationship. When God wan...
Smoke and Fire
July 15th, 2021
“For our God is a consuming fire.”Hebrews 12:29It’s summer time and with summer comes fire season. You literally can see the smoke and flame’s from miles away. It was Leonard Ravenhill, a noted revivalist who once wrote, “You never have to advertise a fire” and it’s so true as I remember how my Mom would load me and my brother and sisters into the car just to drive out to the foothills near our ho...
Longer Daddy Longer
July 14th, 2021
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”1 Peter 2:9It was Mark Twain who once said, “I can go three months on one good compliment.” The Bible has much to say about the power of our words and their effect on other people’s lives. James says our tongue...
Progress Isn't Linear
July 13th, 2021
“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 1:6Ask almost any contractor and they will tell you its much easier building a house from the ground up than it is to attempt to remodel one that already exists, especially if what exists is older. The Bible on the other hand teaches us that what is impossible wi...