Tony Evans’ Blog

Walk by the Light of His Love

Walk by the Light of His LoveNevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand. – Psalm 73:23 Harriet Tubman was a small wisp of a woman, yet God used her to do a mighty work. Maybe as you read these words, you’re wondering how God could possibly use you. You feel defeated and want to give up. Don’t. Instead, keep reading. While the Civil War threatened to tear our country apart, some key players behind the scenes worked to preserve life […]

His Plan for Your Life

His Plan for Your LifeSurely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart! But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling. – Psalm 73:1-2 Occasionally you find that you just don’t feel like worshipping God. Perhaps the temptation to compare yourself to someone else has caused you to feel down and even depressed. Driving home from work on Friday, you tell yourself you’re glad the week is over because it’s been a rough one. As you lament over how […]

Out of a Whirlwind

Out of a WhirlwindWhen Elijah heard [a gentle wind], he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. – 1 Kings 19:13 Huddled in a cave and miles away from his home, Elijah tried to warm himself and remember how he got to this place. Queen Jezebel and her violent threats against him came rushing back to his mind, crowding out the memory of the miracle God had done on Mount Carmel and the spiritual […]

On Holy Ground

On Holy GroundI saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. – Isaiah 6:1 Isaiah probably felt as though he had been hit by a hurricane. King Uzziah had died. With his death came the end of a great era for Judah, which had become a mighty kingdom under his rule. Now that the king was dead, the people were in an emotional upheaval. Their security was compromised because it had been […]

In Your Father’s Presence

In Your Father’s PresenceBelieve Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me. – John 14:11 A legend has it that one day, as Abraham Lincoln’s son was walking in a park near the White House, he saw a young soldier sitting on a bench crying. The man was greatly distressed, and the young Lincoln stopped to ask what was wrong. Looking up through his tears, the soldier explained that his brother had been placed in jail for something he […]

The Reach of Love

The Reach of LoveI who speak to you am He. – John 4:26 Jesus knew exactly what He was doing when He decided to pass through Samaria. He had been in Judea and was returning to Galilee, and the disciples couldn’t believe He wanted to take that route. It was the shorter way home, but most Jews considered the Samaritans to be unclean. Therefore, they generally avoided the area. But not by Jesus. He had an appointment with a woman at a well, but […]

All for God’s Glory

All for God’s GloryWhether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31 Paul wrote to a group of New Testament believers living in the middle of a pagan culture. In fact, the Corinthian church was located in one of the most lascivious cities of its time. Excess was normal. Living a conservative lifestyle was viewed with raised eyebrows. Meat that was sacrificed to idols was sold in the open market, and Christians […]

Worship That Comes from the Heart

Worship That Comes from the HeartGod will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering. – Genesis 22:8 God will sometimes test the depth of your devotion to Him. In Genesis 22, He tested Abraham’s faith beyond anything imaginable. The Lord instructed Abraham to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice. For a moment, draw this parallel in your mind: God sent His own Son to earth and willingly offered Him as a sacrifice for our sins. Was God’s request of Abraham a foreshadowing of […]

The Lifestyle of Worship

The Lifestyle of WorshipYou are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises of Israel. – Psalm 22:3 Worship isn’t simply an event or a place—it’s an orientation. It’s a way of life. It’s the result of our decision to exalt God above everything else. We realize and acknowledge that God is truly great and worthy of all praise. One of the major benefits of worship is that when we draw near to God, He draws near to us. This is why worship […]

Detours Deliver

Detours DeliverThe life of Joseph is a perfect example of how life’s disappointments can actually be detours in disguise. At 17 years of age, God gave him a series of dreams that told him that one day, he would rule over his brothers. He told his brothers about his dreams and, in their jealousy and anger, they threw him in a deep pit and left him for dead. Shortly thereafter, he was sold off into slavery. While serving, he was falsely […]