Abide With The King

Abide With The King By Kirk Hunt

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”

Psalms 91:1–2 NKJV
Please also read Mark 4:35-41

Where you trust, you abide.  Do you abide under the authority, power and influence of God Almighty?  Consider how safe, secure and dependable you will be, living with God.

His safety does not mean you are free from concern.  God’s security will not excuse you to make poor decisions.  His dependability does not mean you go without tasks and duties. 

God’s shadow is a place of light, warmth and peace.  Under God’s authority, you are enabled to fully be His child.  Living in His influence will free you to follow your calling in His Kingdom.

The next season of your life will come.  Storms may batter your life.  Do not let your concerns become fears.  Make your decisions in light of His Word.  Carry out your tasks and duties in the light of His promises.

Overcome your fears.  Keep your faith.  Abide in His shadow.

Consider carefully your opportunity.  You can choose to continue or renew your relationship with the all-powerful (omnipotent), always everywhere (omnipresent), all-knowing (omniscient), God.  Except for  your uncertainties, what do you have to lose?

All you have to do is choose to live close to Him.  Dwell near His side and heart.  He has reserved space there, where He wants you to dwell. 

In safety.  With security.  Enjoying peaceful joy. 


Think:        Do I choose to abide under the shadow of the Almighty?

Pray:           “Lord, help me to choose Your influence for my life.”


Copyright © December 2016, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is brought to you courtesy of CadreMen Press.  You can purchase a copy of Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals For Gospel Champions from your favorite bookseller or directly from CadreMen Press.

Are You Blessed?


Are You Blessed? By Kirk Hunt


Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

Matthew 25:34 NKJV
Please read Matthew 25:31–46


This Scripture is counter-intuitive to the common wisdom. The blessed are first, givers. Eternal reward is tied to providing for others.


Jesus wanted His disciples to earn eternal blessings. And, of course, that involves Him receiving from His faithful. The trick is that Jesus poses as the poor, the imprisoned and the distressed.


If you give, the way Jesus wants you to give, you run a risk. You may never receive anything here on Earth. Jesus only guarantees you will receive your eternal inheritance, after He returns.


It is that simple. Give now. Receive later.


Give to Jesus. Despite when He looks and smells like the homeless. Even when He looks like a convict behind bars. Especially when you have to “gown up” to be in the same room with Him.


There are tens (or hundreds, or thousands) you can bless with the gifts and benefits you think are so little. Before His throne, you will understand how your small contributions echo large in this present life, and the life to come.


Be a giver. Even though the receivers do not look like the image you have of Jesus. You are, and will be, blessed because you bless now.


Think:             Jesus want me to temporarily bless others so I can receive an eternal blessing.


Pray:               “Lord, I will bless others in obedience to You.”



Copyright © September 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

Are You Significant?


Are You Significant? By Kirk Hunt


And Joses, who was also named Barnabas by the apostles (which is translated Son of Encouragement), a Levite of the country of Cyprus

Acts 4:36 NKJV


He was a key figure. His name and words swayed the Apostles themselves. Barnabas was significant in the early Church.


Still, it appears he had no titles or rank.   He had a flashy nickname, but no official ability or authority to make decisions. Still, he managed to be in the middle of the growth of the Christian Church.


Barnabas convinced the Apostles to trust the conversion of Saul the Persecutor, into Paul the Evangelist. He travelled the Roman world, getting arrested with Paul for preaching the Gospel. When the Apostles needed a reliable, Godly man to look into events, they often sent Barnabas.


You can be significant in the Kingdom. Make yourself available for Gospel work. Be willing to do what needs to be done, regardless of who gets credit. Be an encouragement to others.


His words carried impact and weight. His presence was sought after by men who had been with Jesus. Barnabas was a man of Godly significance and eternal impact. A title or position might have messed that up.


Significance, especially in the things of God, is not measured by position, title or rank. It is measured by impact, influence and faithfulness. Be a Barnabas. The Kingdom can use all who are willing to be sent into the Gospel fields.


Think:             I can be significant in the Kingdom, regardless of my position or titles.


Pray:               “Lord, I am here to build Your Kingdom. Send me.”



Copyright © September 2015, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.

The Impact Is Never Just You


The Impact Is Never Just You By Kirk Hunt

 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.   And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.

Mark 4:36–37 NKJV


Neither Jesus nor the Disciples asked for the other boats to join them.  Still, there they were, traveling along with Jesus.  The storm did not impact just Jesus.  The storm impacted a fleet of ships.


Your actions, or inaction, always impact someone.  It is never just about you.  No matter how alone you think you are, what you do takes someone else along.


You probably have an intensely personal relationship with some of the folks in your community.  You may be surprised to learn of the influence you have on folks you never imagined know of you, or care about what you do.  Your impact is never just you.


Your successes benefit others.  Your losses reduce some else.  Saint or sinner, your community is impacted because of you.  Choose the impact you intend to have.


Think through what you say or do.  You cannot be responsible for where others sail, but you can be responsible for your course. Make sure your actions, or stillness, build up God’s Kingdom.


Think:            My impact in God’s Kingdom is never just me.

Pray:              “Lord, help my impact to increase Your Kingdom.”



Copyright © October 2013, Kirk Hunt

This devotional is a ministry of https://devotionals.cadremenpress.com.