Category Archives: thoughts by Alec Niemi

Devotionals by author Alec Niemi

Gift Exchange

Christmas Devotional about Jesus Exchanging his Life for Ours. Ephesians 3. The true gift exchange is what Christmas is all about. Continue reading

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Bear Much Fruit

We are called to be part of God’s orchard. And as we stay on track with His desire & design we will be fruitful. And of course He prunes us & waters us too Continue reading

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Prayer, First or Last Resort?

#DailyDevotional PRAYER, FIRST OR LAST RESORT? Isn’t it just like prayer? We try everything else first instead of praying first. Continue reading

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Heart Pierced for Christ

According to the Old Testament a Hebrew servant (or slave) was to be freed after six years. However they could choose to stay after the six years if they so desired. If they chose to do this they had an … Continue reading

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Trust Me

“What should I do, do I make the change,” I asked? as to and fro I paced. “Do you still trust Me?” the Lord asked, in response to a quandary I faced. Oh my light, my strength, my helper! “Oh … Continue reading

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Was Blind but Now I See – Acts 9

The ninth chapter of the book of Acts tells the story of Saul’s conversion. In verse four we see that the Lord called to Saul. In response, verse five has Saul asking, “Who are you, Lord?” Verse six Jesus identifies … Continue reading

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Cast All Your Cares

Down, dejected, depressed, determined to carry the weight of the world upon himself, he expressed how everything was coming apart and that so many things were wrong in his life. Listening for a time as he anguished over his list … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunity

Do you have missed opportunities in your life that you would like to make right? Continue reading

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God’s Peace in the Storms of Life

It is that time of year that we are faced with winter storms. During these storms the power often goes out in our neighborhood leaving us without power for light and heat. Last night it was off for several hours. … Continue reading

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To Humble Ourselves

“God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5b Humble people seem to be blessed with pervasively portioned patience, peace, perseverance and unpretentiousness. “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up … Continue reading

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It’s in the Response

Jesus was at Peter’s house when Peter’s mother got a fever. Jesus healed her and her ‘response’ was to get up and serve him. Later that evening when others who were sick were brought to him he drove out evil … Continue reading

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Struggles

Struggles: Yes we all go through them. Sometimes we know why and probably most often we don’t. James tells us to… ‘Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,‘ James 1:2. James tells … Continue reading

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God’s Peace

  While reading Psalm 116:12-19 this morning I was reminded again of God’s goodness and love to us.  My thoughts echo the psalmist’s and I pray that yours do too.   “How can I repay the LORD for all his … Continue reading

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God’s Competence in Clay Pots

God’s Word for you in 2 Corinthians 4:7. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” Your Father wants you to be completely whole in belonging … Continue reading

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The Beginning and the End

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, who is, and was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” Revelation 1:8 Read that verse again, and this time let it soak deeply into your soul. Doesn’t it … Continue reading

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