Sign up for the LiveAsIf Update and other thought provoking emails!
ver. 2.0.19.02.20

…your life has new meaning!

Ask fifty people to finish the statement "Live As If" and you are likely to get fifty different answers. For Christians it will mean something different than for non-Christians. Incorporated into the top graphic are the answers given by friends of mine. It is our desire that your answer will be different each time you visit.

Today's Articles

The Prince of Life (Encore; 7 of 13)
Today's Little Lift' from Jim Bullington

A SUMMARY VIEW Peter and only Peter referred to Jesus as the Prince of Life. He stated, “But you denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.” (Acts 3:14,15). Why… [read more]

Teaching Children Humility
The Way' from Kevin Pauley

There is a generation that curses its father and does not bless its mother. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, yet is not washed from its filth. There is a generation--how haughty its eyes and pretentious its looks. There is a generation whose teeth are swords, whose fangs are knives, devouring the oppressed… [read more]

We Rejoice in our Sufferings
'Winging It' from Stan Smith

  Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering… [read more]

Additional Articles

Love Lets Go
Quiet Time' from Kasia Kedzia
Originally posted Feb 19, 2019

 In order for me to love well I must first receive love. This is not easy for me. I am a lot more comfortable with giving rather than receiving.  Receiving love leaves me feeling vulnerable. Receiving love leaves me afraid of trusting the giver, scared that once I do they will leave or that I will become… [read more]

“Come to Me” – Such a Simple Straightforward Statement
Word from Scotland' from Sandy Shaw
Originally posted Feb 18, 2019

Are you fed up?  Are you fed up with all that is going on, and you sense that longing and desire to live differently?  Many realise they are living in a rut, facing tensions, and feeling stressed and pressured. You can be ‘fed up’ that way, or you can be fed with the Word of God which nourishes, encourages… [read more]

Rejection
Refreshment in Refuge' from Gina Burgess
Originally posted Feb 17, 2019

That kind of wind that dances with your pant legs whipped out across the lake. It teased the tops of waves and got colder as it raced across the top of the water. It laughed making the waves ripple. The water’s chill infused the wind, and it got colder. The breeze off the water hit the marble of the steps and spewed… [read more]

Our Judgment
'Christ in You...'' from Dale Krebbs
Originally posted Feb 17, 2019

  What is your first emotional reaction when you hear or read, or even see the word "judgment"? Perhaps the range of feelings would be as varied as there are humans to react. There could be flashbacks to childhood when we were called before a parent to account for something we had done. Maybe in school,… [read more]

I Am a Cotter Pin
Find the Call' from Andy Castro
Originally posted Feb 17, 2019

  I am a cotter pin. That's what the Lord told me a few years back. What is a cotter pin? A metal pin used to fasten two parts of a mechanism together. Picture this. It looks like a ladies hairpin. In the industrial world it is used to fasten two pieces of metal together. For instance, on a tractor, you will find… [read more]

Coming From Behind
Inspiration For You' from Randy Mitchell
Originally posted Feb 16, 2019

When you think about it, we're all born an underdog. We enter this world with no skills, prospects, luck, or abilities. It's all up to us, the individual, to make it happen. There's some truth that who you know in this world can make a difference. But for my money, I much prefer seeing someone who's disadvantaged,… [read more]

Bible and Quote August 17-21 (09)
Bible verse and quote' from Jan Couns
Originally posted Feb 15, 2019

  (Queen to Solomon) Blessed are your men and your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom! 1 Kings 10:8 The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does… [read more]

WHO ME – PREJUDICED?
Point of Reference' from Fred Price
Originally posted Feb 15, 2019

       Charges of intolerance and prejudice are being made against Christians quite frequently these days.  What do they mean and, more importantly, are we?  Prejudice is defined as a dislike or distrust of people solely based on their being of another race, religion, or country. … [read more]

What Would Jesus Do?
God's Words For US' from Cecelia Lester
Originally posted Feb 15, 2019

 What would Jesus Do? In 1896, Charles Monroe Sheldon, authored a book entitled, “In His Steps, What Would Jesus Do?” In his novel, Sheldon wrote of a church that had become ‘comfortable’ in their Christianity. The church had a visitor on a Sunday. The man was, by today’s terminology,… [read more]

But it Looked New
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life' from Tom Kelley
Originally posted Feb 14, 2019

In having to replace my computer I decided to replace my inkjet printer from a Lexmark to a Hewlett Packard. When I bought my new printer I did not buy replacement cartridges for it for that first time when I ran out of ink. I tried to rectify that by going to WalMart and buying the cartridges there. Just yesterday… [read more]

Daily Devotionals  from  StudyLight.org

Morning and Evening for November 11
Charles Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening"

"Underneath are the everlasting arms." - Deuteronomy 33:27 God-the eternal God-is himself our support at all times, and especially when we are sinking in deep trouble. There are seasons when the Christian sinks very low in humiliation. Under a deep sense of his great sinfulness, he is humbled before God till…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 20
Daily Light on the Daily Path

He shall see of the travail of his soul and shall be satisfied. Jesus ... said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. — He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. — To the intent that now… — (click here to read more)

Continual Guidance
Charles Spurgeon's "Faith's Checkbook"

"The LORD shall guide thee continually."   Isaiah 58:11 What aileth thee? Hast thou lost thy way? Art thou entangled in a dark wood and canst thou not find thy paths? Stand still, and see the salvation of God. He knows the way, and He will direct thee in it if thou cry unto Him. Every day brings its own perplexity. How sweet to feel that the guidance… — (click here to read more)

Devotional for 'Adar 15'
Voice of the Lord

Although Purim (the Feast of Lots) is usually labeled as a "minor" holiday, it has a major message for all believers. Due to the great deliverance of the Jewish community in Persia, Purim is celebrated with expressions of joy. It has become customary to read the entire megillah (scroll) of Esther in the synagogue while role-playing the intriguing story. It… — (click here to read more)

What's in Your Bag?
Chip Shots from the Ruff of Life

One of the rules of golf that is often overlooked is the rule of the club limit. Each golfer is allowed to carry as many as fourteen clubs in his/her bag. This limit allows for some interesting combinations of clubs for many golfers. Most "sets of clubs" are comprised of three woods, eight irons and a putter.…… — (click here to read more)

Righteous indignation
'Every Day Light' with Selwyn Hughes

For many of us "wrath" conjures up the idea of being out of control, an outburst of "seeing red," a sense of wounded pride or just downright petulance. It is quite wrong to take those ideas or feelings and impose them on God. God's wrath is never out of control, never capricious, never self-indulgent, never irritable,…… — (click here to read more)

Without blemish
"Today's Word" with Skip Moen

Without blemish - In Greek, negative word constructions are sometimes made up of two combined parts. It is something like our English "un-" as in "unfit" or "ungrateful". In Greek, just like in English, we need to know what the root word means before we can understand its negative. So the root word momos in…… — (click here to read more)

Morning / Evening Devotional — February 20
Morning and Evening with A.W. Tozer

The third stage of true worship is wonder. Here the mind ceases to understand and goes over to a kind of delightful astonishment. Carlyle said that worship is ?transcendent wonder,? a degree of wonder without limit and beyond expression. That kind of worship is found throughout the Bible (though it is only fair to say that the lesser degrees of worship… … — (click here to read more)

The Lord trieth the righteous. - Psalms 11:5
The Believer's Daily Remembrancer

The Lord trieth the righteous. - Psalms 11:5

Where the Lord gives grace, He always tries it; therefore His own people must expect to pass through the fire. He will try our faith, of what sort it is; our love, of what strength it is. He will also try our patience and our constancy.

Let us not therefore be surprised at trials, nor let us be discouraged…

… — (click here to read more)

Got Something to Share?

LiveAsIf.org is always looking for new writers. Whether it is a daily devotional or a weekly article, if you desire to encourage others to know Him better, then signup to become a contributor.

Click here to learn more!

ADVERTISEMENT
To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient contact form
Powered by Lightspeed Technology