“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Why Not Me?
August 10th, 2020
“Look on my right hand and see, For there is no one who acknowledges me; Refuge has failed me; No one cares for my soul.”Psalm 142:4  I was going to title this devotional, “Why Bad Things Happen To Good People” but that title seemed too long and overused, so I settled for “Why Me?” From the prayer requests I receive weekly and conversations I am privileged to have with those who are seeking help a...
Joy Is On The Way!
August 7th, 2020
Joy Is On The Way“You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”Psalm 16:11Are you aware that the darkest moment of each night is just prior to the dawn of a new day? Sailors who were trapped in the tempest of the sea at night would find hope in the midst of the storm once they could see the morning star in the sky because the...
You Can Do Hard Things
August 6th, 2020
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".Philippians 4:13When you study the life of the apostle Paul you read about an ordinary man who did extraordinary feats because of the power of God working in and through him. I'm sure there were times when Paul amazed himself at what God could do through his life. If I were a betting man, I'd bet that you can do more than you are currently do...
Holy Moly, Just Look At You!
August 5th, 2020
“and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”Ephesians 4:24  You don’t hear the term holy like you use to when I was growing up. I remember thinking when I was a kid that being holy was something only the priest could be or maybe a nun, but not me or you. Yet the Bible makes perfectly clear that God has called each of us to holiness. As a...
Don't Worry, Be Happy!
August 4th, 2020
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7Have you ever wondered why so many Christians struggle with stress, worry and anxiety? It shouldn’t be a secret as it isn't to God. God knows...
Whistle While You Work
August 3rd, 2020
"Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically."Romans 12:11 NLTHas someone ever been singing a tune to a silly song that you knew and within minutes had you singing the same words because you couldn’t seem to get the tune out of your head? Proof we have the ability to influence others even without their consent. When you see somebody serving God enthusiastically, and it's genuin...
Unstoppable
July 31st, 2020
“Then Paul dwelt two whole years in his own rented house, and received all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching the things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ with all confidence, no one forbidding him.” Acts 28:30-31The book of Acts has been rightly called the “end of the beginning” and as well the “beginning of the end” as it is both an account of the inception of the churc...
Bird Watching
July 30th, 2020
“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”Matthew 10:29-31  News Flash! There is a cure for worry and stress. It’s nothing new but I am sure its a remedy few people are aware of but God Himself guarantees its e...
Choose Right
July 29th, 2020
"Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose l...
The Swallow Test
July 28th, 2020
“As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."John 6:57-58  In preparing for an upcoming physical in August I have been attempting to eat more healthy so when I found myself starting to eat someth...