Henry Blackaby Devotional: Weariness and Rest for Your Souls

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)

If you find that Christianity exhausts you, draining you of your energy, then you are practicing religion rather than enjoying a relationship.…

Henry Blackaby Devotional: Do Not Quench the Spirit

Do not quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19)

We cannot prevent God from accomplishing His work in the world around us, but we can quench His Spirit in our lives. God has given us the freedom to withstand the Holy Spirit’s activity in our lives. When we ignore, disobey, or reject what the Spirit is telling us, we quench His activity in us.…

Henry Blackaby Devotional: Sitting at Jesus' Feet and the Art of Balance

But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.” (Luke 10:40)

Martha loved Jesus dearly and would have done anything for Him. Her struggle came in being still!…

Henry Blackaby Devotional: Do Not Judge

Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

There is a significant difference between judgment and discernment. God sees people’s hearts and knows their motives (Prov. 16:2). Only God can accurately judge those who deserve punishment.…