Tony Evans’ Blog

Worship the Lord with Your Life

Worship the Lord with Your LifeNow to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy… – Jude 24 Faith is at the heart of worship. In her classic daily devotional Streams in the Desert, Mrs. Charles E. Cowman records a story that focuses on giving God praise. The story is of a woman named Nancy who “earned a precarious living by hard daily labor; but who was a joyous triumphant […]

God Has You Where He Wants You

God Has You Where He Wants You“Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house. For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon.” – Genesis 40:14-15 In Genesis, we read about how Joseph was forgotten and had to play the waiting game. Joseph was forced to languish in uncertainty for an extended period […]

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not AloneAnd not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. – Romans 5:3-5 Detours are not random. They are not chance happenings which force you to slow down, re-evaluate and look to God for a way out. Detours always come with a purpose. Much of that purpose has to […]

Identify Your Divinely Designed Detours

Identify Your Divinely Designed DetoursThen Nebuchadnezzar the king was astounded and stood up in haste; he said to his high officials, “Was it not three men we cast bound into the midst of the fire?” They replied to the king, “Certainly, O king.” He said, “Look! I see four men loosed and walking about in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of the gods!” – Daniel 3:24-25 God’s presence with the three men in the fire not only freed them from the […]

God Designs the Detours

God Designs the DetoursNow [Joseph] had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, “Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me.” He related it to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, “What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?” His brothers were jealous […]

Learning to Wait Well

Learning to Wait WellThe Lord restored the fortunes of Job when he prayed for his friends, and the Lord increased all that Job had twofold. – Job 42:10 If you are familiar with the story of Job, you will recall that Job’s friends were not that friendly to him at all. In fact, when Job was at the worst of times, his friends judged, griped, criticized, accused and more. For Job, praying “for his friends” involved a lot more than asking God to bless those he loved and […]

Do What You Know

Do What You KnowWhen you are sick, you go to the doctor, and if she finds an infection, she writes you a prescription. Guess what the doctor expects you to do in your pain while you are waiting to get better? Take medicine. She doesn’t expect you to read about the medicine. She doesn’t expect you to talk about the medicine. She doesn’t even expect you to understand what the medicine is and how it works. Just take the medicine, and let it […]

Jailed but Not Bound

Jailed but Not BoundPeter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards in front of the door were watching over the prison. – Acts 12:6 Have you ever felt so bound by your circumstances that you thought you would never be released? Without a doubt, from a human standpoint, Peter’s situation seemed impossible. However, from God’s perspective, nothing was further from the truth. Peter’s adversity was an opportunity for God to display His awesome power. While the church was praying for […]

Tapping into His Power

Tapping into His PowerPeter was kept in the prison, but prayer for him was being made fervently by the church to God. – Acts 12:5 There was a lady who lived out in the country and had never had electricity. But eventually, her family made arrangements for a line to be run out to her house. However, after six months, she had only used one unit of power. Company officials decided to drive out to her house to make sure nothing was wrong. When […]

A Note Taker’s Journal

A Note Taker’s JournalMoses wrote down all the words of the Lord. – Exodus 24:4 One of the most exciting things you can do in your Christian walk with the Lord is to keep a journal of all that He’s teaching you. Moses wrote down all the words of the Lord. In other words, he didn’t want to miss or forget anything. If he were attending church with you, you could expect him to pull out a notebook and start jotting things down. Why? […]