May 18 2014

Unleashing Hope  \\  May 18, 2014

Pastor Ray goes to the book of Revelation for today’s HQ Devo. He asks us this question: Can a mule teach us how to be future-focused and rise above life’s challenges? There’s always something in life that we need to overcome. And it’s typically based on discouragement or disobedience. All seven churches in Revelation were challenged to be overcomers, and so are we. So when you’re discouraged, do you see life’s “shovel full of dirt”, or God’s “light at the top of the well”? Today is the day to refocus on your victorious future in Jesus. So as the mule teaches us, stay future-focused, shake it off and step up!

Ray Johnston


Pastor Ray Johnston has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications. He is also the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento, California suburb of Granite Bay, which Ray describes as “a church for people who don’t like church.” Bayside has grown into one of the largest churches in the nation with more than 12,000 people coming together every weekend at the Granite Bay campus and thousands more in multiple affiliated churches throughout the Sacramento region.

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