Category: Victory Call

God in the Mess

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Then the LORD said to Jacob, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you.”   (Genesis 31:3 NIV)   Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your past?  Have you ever felt disqualified to serve God because of the things you’ve done?  At this point in […]

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Tumbling Stones

Posted on October 12, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. (Psalm 71:20-21 NIV) My sister and brother-in-law ran a business for many years making small metal pins […]

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No More Tears

Posted on October 11, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.  (Revelation 21:4 ESV)   My Dad was a strong, athletic man his whole life, so when he collapsed and ended up in the […]

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In Training…

Posted on October 8, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.  (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV)   Some people I know just seem to always do it right; they seem to know just the right thing to say at the exact moment that it needs to be said.  Then there are some of […]

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Making a Change  

Posted on October 7, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

               Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. (Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV)   Are you stuck in a rut? Are you in a place that doesn’t feel good? Are you in a place […]

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Where Is Our Mind Set?

Posted on October 6, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2)   Let’s face it, we are uncomfortable with suffering –ours or someone else’s.  We want to make the suffering stop, but could it be that the suffering is the very tool in our life or another’s life to reflect the light of […]

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A Penny For Your Thoughts…

Posted on October 5, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8 NIV)   “Perspective” is a word that keeps coming up over and over in my devotions. I keep hearing that in order to […]

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Targeted Reflection

Posted on October 4, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.  (Psalm 77:11 NIV)   Every so often, my pastor will open the microphone up to the congregation and ask if anyone has had any “God Sightings” that week.  It’s a great time for the people to reflect on […]

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To Love or To Be Right

Posted on October 1, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

POW! Right in the kisser. (Can I say that in a Christian devo?) I was sitting there next to my husband, so unsuspecting. He didn’t even see it happen. John and I had gone to an evening seminar on Anger and Peace at the local seminary. Dr. Ed Welch, the seminar speaker, didn’t see it […]

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Nothing Passive Here

Posted on September 30, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

The Christian walk, a blossoming relationship with Jesus Christ, unity of the Body, peace, and love. None of these are passive, natural, or simply happen. Every one of these things requires that we put out effort… pursuing… seeking. SEEK: to go in search of, look for; to try to discover; to ask for; to try […]

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The Discernment of Restraint

Posted on September 29, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

When words are many, transgression (sin) is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent (wise).  Proverbs 10:19 ESV (NKJV)  “Restrain: to prevent from doing, exhibiting, or expressing something; to limit, restrict, or keep under control; to moderate or limit the force, effect, development, or full exercise of; to deprive liberty”[i] On the one […]

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Complete Trust

Posted on September 28, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Faith /fāTH/ noun Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.   What does it mean to have “COMPLETE” trust and confidence in God? It means knowing that God can be relied upon, that He is El Roi, the God who sees. We like to say we have ✨complete✨ trust in God, but we’ve also […]

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Majestic, Mighty… and Peaceful?

Posted on September 27, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Here’s a Challenge! Think about every body (or form) of water you can think of, and try to list them out! (Don’t read on until you do!) ___ You may have thought of words like ice, the ocean, or a river. If you REALLY thought about it, you may have even thought of words like […]

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Change or Compromise

Posted on September 24, 2021 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

“I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church…Put your finger on any prosperous age in the Church’s history and you will find a little marginal note that says: ‘In this age […]

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