Receive His Life

by Ronnie Hewitt
How do you remain in vital union with Jesus? By loving Him, obeying Him, and surrendering more and more of yourself to Him. This is how Jesus lived. He modeled for you a totally surrendered life, a life lived in union with the Father. He came in part to show you how it’s done.
John 15:4-5 “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” Read more…

With All Your Heart Devotional

by Ronnie Hewitt
Deuteronomy 4:27-29 “The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you. 28 There you will worship man-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see or hear or eat or smell. ​29 But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”​ Read more…

My Beloved

by Ronnie Hewitt
Song of Solomon 7:10, “I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me.”
The thing about our lives, and something that most people never grasp, is the fact that each one of us were created for intimacy with God, and for this purpose you were rescued from sin and death. In the letter to the Ephesians, Paul lets us in on a little secret: you’ve been more than noticed. God has pursued you from eternity to this very moment. He has had you in mind since before the foundations of the world. And He has loved you before the beginning of time, has come for you, and now calls you to journey toward Him and with Him. Read more…

Intimacy with God

by Ronnie Hewitt
Jeremiah 24:7 “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.”
People have many beliefs about God, some good, some not so good. But whatever you believe about Him, I hope you understand that He desires an intimate relationship with you. He seeks it. If you need proof, start at the beginning. Adam and Eve, the first man and woman, knew God and talked to Him. And even after their fall, God came looking for them. Of course, we know they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. We see in Gen 3:8-9 that God called out to them, “Where are you?” This story shows us that even in our sin God still wants us and comes looking for us. The rest of the Bible is the story of God calling us back to Himself. Read more…

Why Spend Time with God?

by Ronnie Hewitt
We all know that every relationship takes time. Well, a relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. The Bible is filled with comparisons to help us understand our relationship with God. For example, Christ is depicted as the bridegroom, and the Church is depicted as the bride. Marriage is two joining their lives as one (Genesis 2:24). Such intimacy involves time spent alone with one another. Another relationship is that of father and child. Close parental relationships are those in which children and parents have special “alone time” together. Spending time alone with a loved one provides the opportunity to truly come to know that person. Spending time alone with God is no different. When we’re alone with God, we draw closer to Him and get to know Him in a different way than we do in group settings. Read more…

The Assualt on Your Heart’s Devotion

by Ronnie Hewitt
“Love the LORD your God and keep His requirements, His decrees, His laws and His commands always…Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.” (Deuteronomy 11:1, 18) Read more…

A Joy to Live

by Ronnie Hewitt
1Peter 4:12-13 “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.”
No discussion of holiness is true or helpful without an acknowledgement of how earnestly Satan wants to destroy us. Satan lured Adam and Eve to compromise one single act, one slip of holiness, and from there he has brought unspeakable destruction to the human race and to this earth. With that in mind, Paul urges us not to be “surprised at the fiery ordeal” that has come upon us to test us. As he does so, he gives us a new focus. “Rejoice as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.” Read more…

Holy Grace, Holy Living

by Ronnie Hewitt
1Thess 4:1-8 “As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, ​not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; ​and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.” Read more…

All is Forgiven

by Ronnie Hewitt
1John 1:5-10 “This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. ​But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. ​If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His word is not in us.” Read more…

The Bigger Story

by Ronnie Hewitt
Ephesians 1:7-12 “In Him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment–to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, ​in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory.” Read more…