AuthorKevin Mote

Kevin is a follower of Jesus, husband, and father. He is also a Bible student, pastor, leader, writer, and computer programmer. You can read more of his excellent writings at his MoterVation blog,

The Sweet Fellowship of Battlefield Prayer


Recently, I was reminiscing with a friend about a great memory from the early 80's: a memory of the sweet fellowship of prayer. (Since these memories are a few decades old, I may not have all the details exactly right, but this is how I remember it.) When I was a Freshman at my high school, the seniors in my church group were each challenged to "adopt" one of the incoming Freshman, to encourage...

Paint By Numbers


The child stepped into the artist’s workshop. Surveying the room, he was struck with the beauty that surrounded him. Paintings on canvases were strewn about on walls and tables. Some were half-finished, and some consisted of little more than just a few simple brush strokes, Others, however, were massive: giant vistas and murals extending from floor to ceiling. Filled with vibrant colors and vivid...

1 Peter 1:14-16 – A devotional Commentary


Therefore,… As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” Read that passage again, but stop and ponder the first word. “Therefore.” We are entering into a section of this book which is filled with commands from God — instructions on...

1 Peter 1:13 – A Devotional Commentary


In our journey through First Peter, we have, up to this point, been enjoying a spectacular vista of the breath-taking salvation of God — a grace so mind-bogglingly amazing that it escaped the comprehension of the great prophets of old and befuddles even the holy angels of Heaven. But now we are about to turn the page, so to speak. Because it is in this verse that Peter wields his first command...

A Foggy Battle


It was a foggy Wednesday, last November. I had been struggling with feelings of depression for several days (which, as it happens, is not uncommon for me). But this day was different. I woke up under a cloud that was darker and deeper than anything I ever remember experiencing before. I was utterly befuddled and confused. I climbed out of bed and went downstairs to a dark living room and got on...



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