Hotspot Articles: Devotionals

Regular time for devotions allows God to work in our hearts and minds. As we draw closer to Him, we’ll draw closer to one another.


His Abundance

His Abundance

by Alia Fisher

Several years ago, my husband blessed a dear friend of mine with a lavish gift…he wanted her to accompany me on a trip home to Hawaii so he gave her a plane ticket to Hawaii and free hotel accommodations to accompany me!    What none of us knew was that my friend had a really hard time receiving lavish gifts.  She fought... Read More »


Fix Your Eyes On The One Who Can-Devotional

Fix Your Eyes On The One Who Can-Devotional

by Alia Fisher

One goes, another comes.  Constantly, it seems!  But unlike the gentle waves of the sea, our problems are like unwelcome intruders that sometimes beat us mercilessly.  Often they aren’t even polite enough to wait for the other to leave.  But Jesus never promised us a pain-free life.  Instead He told us, “In this... Read More »


Be Still

Be Still

by Alia Fisher

A couple of months ago, God told me to drop my fast-paced agenda and just go sit by the stream behind my house.  To not do anything on my full to-do list for 2 hours.  Just soak in His presence.  That is hard to do as a mother of 4 kids under the age of 12, and the leader of multiple ministries!!!  Not to mention the... Read More »


Learning to Abide In Christ

Learning to Abide In Christ

by Alia Fisher

Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Abide in Christ”.  But what does that actually mean?  The dictionary definition of abide means to remain, continue, or stay.  It would be easy to assume that it therefore means simply to stay close to Him.  This is partially true!  We are after all, told to pray... Read More »


It's Time To Heal Your Idols

It's Time To Heal Your Idols

by Alia Fisher

While God has designed us to receive love and intimacy through other people, relationships can become an idol or obsession in which we begin to covet the gift rather than the Giver.  What is an idol and why do we turn to them?  Idols are really anything, other than God, that we pursue in order to feel better about life and relieve our... Read More »


Let Jesus Be Your Gate Keeper

Let Jesus Be Your Gate Keeper

by Alia Fisher

You adore him or her!  What a gift from God that special someone is!  God's purpose for relationships is clear: He wants to extend His love for us in tangible ways through the hands and feet, the words of affection, and the companionship of others.   Genesis 2:18 reads: The Lord God said, "It is NOT GOOD for the man to be... Read More »


Devotionals-John Chapters 14,15

Devotionals-John Chapters 14,15

by Wyatt Fisher, Psy.D.

Scripture: “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first” (John 15:18, NIV).   Observation: Why did the world hate Jesus? One possible reason was because He called people on their sin, especially the Pharisees. In response to their sharp words, He continually pointed out the flaw in their ways. Also, He was hated... Read More »


Devotionals-John Chapters 9,10,11,12, 13

Devotionals-John Chapters 9,10,11,12, 13

by Wyatt Fisher, Psy.D.

Scripture: “After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, ‘I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me’” (John 13:21, NIV). Observation: This displays God’s ability to know all things that are going to happen in the future. Jesus knew Judas was going to betray Him, He knew Peter was... Read More »


Are You Berating and Neglecting Your Body....God's Holy Temple?

Are You Berating and Neglecting Your Body....God's Holy Temple?

by Alia Fisher

Our bodies are God’s gift to us…..and sadly Satan’s stomping ground.  The enemy knows how to distort and destroy this gift very well.  Our bodies house the very spirit of God and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.  Even Jesus did not object to Mary’s loving gesture to honor his body with the nard... Read More »


Are You Choosing God's Path?

Are You Choosing God's Path?

by Michelle Graham

It is often difficult for me to wrap my head around the ideas of free will and praying about every decision I make.  We are free from “the law of sin and death”, as it says in Romans 8:22, but that doesn’t mean we are also free from the burden of decision.  We face tricky choices every day, and the whole time we just... Read More »


God's Fingerprints in Your Life

God's Fingerprints in Your Life

by Alia Fisher

Right now the only thing we get to see of God are his “fingerprints,” those moments when we recognize clearly that God has spoken or even moved on our behalf!  Why would he give us those glimpses?    Clearly, God wants to be tangible to us!  He longs for the day when we can see him face to face and interact with... Read More »


Remembering Not To Worry

Remembering Not To Worry

by Michelle Graham

I think most of my prayers are something along the lines of, “Um, God?  Could I get a little help down here?”  Usually I ask because I simply have no idea what has gone wrong. When you know the will of God, few things phase you.  It’s like a light at the end of a tunnel, and no matter what happens, all you have to... Read More »


Choosing Your Army

Choosing Your Army

by Alia Fisher

 Most of us would not willingly offer to be a moving target on a busy archery range.  Nor are most of us willing to stand with an apple on our heads, while a talented knife-thrower pelts razor-sharp blades at that tiny piece of fruit!  Yet we all agree to do these kinds of spiritual stunts every day, often multiple times a day. ... Read More »


Spiritual Intimacy | You Are Wired For It

Spiritual Intimacy | You Are Wired For It

by Wyatt Fisher, Psy.D.

Cultivating spiritual intimacy should be a major focus for Christian couples. The Bible tells us to continually focus on Christ and His lordship in our life. Therefore, we must pursue Him within all of our relationships, especially our romantic ones.   One of the most important steps in cultivating spiritual intimacy is dating and marrying... Read More »