Daily Devotionals with Max Lucado

In 1991, Max Lucado was presented the idea of developing a radio broadcast that focused solely on Jesus Christ. As a result, the vision for UpWords Ministries was born. Since that time, “UpWords, with Max Lucado” has changed from a 15 minute, daily feature to an inspirational one minute message. Today, UpWords is heard in over fourteen hundred radio markets around the world.

As the “Teaching Ministry of Max Lucado,” UpWords exists for the sole purpose of encouraging others to take one step closer to Jesus Christ. The staff of UpWords is prayerfully dedicated to this purpose and is constantly humbled to see God’s hand at work.

About Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a preacher with a storyteller’s gift—a pastor’s heart and a poet’s pen.

Max’s sermons begin at home with the congregation at Oak Hills Church, which he has led for more than 25 years. It is in this setting that his stories are first told, from a pastor’s heart. Eventually some of these sermons and stories are refined and fashioned into books that are shared far beyond the walls of Oak Hills and the city limits of San Antonio, Texas. Max’s words have traveled around the world in more than 54 languages via more than 120 million individual products. Most of these products are books (92 million), which have now occupied spots on every major national bestseller list. Over the years Max Lucado has been featured in countless national media outlets, dubbed “America’s Pastor” by Reader’s Digest, and even named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times.

Latest Episodes

  • Jesus’ Vintage of Peace
    Jesus promises you his vintage of peace! A peace that “guards our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). God takes responsibility for the hearts and minds of those who believe in hi …
  • The Perfect Storm
    When mariners describe a tempest no sailor can escape, they call it a perfect storm. Not perfect in the sense of ideal. But perfect in the sense of combining contributing factors. You don’t need to be …
  • In Christ You Have Everything
    Define yourself by stuff, and you’ll feel good when you have a lot, and you’ll feel bad when you don’t. The cycle is predictable. If I get a car, I’ll be happy. If I get married, I’ll be happy…or if I …
  • The Secret of Being Content
    Count your blessings! Focus more on what you have and less on what you don’t! The apostle Paul modeled gratitude. He said, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. . .I have learned t …
  • Count Your Blessings
    My friend Jerry has taught me the value of gratitude. He is seventy-eight years old and regularly shoots his age on the golf course. If I ever do the same, I’ll need to live to be a hundred! His dear …
  • The Greatest of Virtues
    Two essential words deserve special attention: Thank you! Gratitude is a mindful awareness of the benefits of life. It is the greatest of virtues. Studies link it with a variety of positive effects. G …
  • The “If Only” River
    The widest river in the world isn’t the Mississippi or the Amazon. It’s a body of water called “If Only!” The If Only river. Are you standing on its shore? Does it seem the good life is always one if …
  • Populate Your Prayers with God’s Promises
    God told Isaiah, the Old Testament prophet,“Put me in remembrance; Let us contend together” (Isaiah 43:26). You should do the same. Take your problem to Christ and tell him, “You said you would help m …
  • Remind God of His Promises
    I remember sitting in High School Algebra class, staring at my textbook as if it were written in Mandarin Chinese. Fortunately, I had a patient teacher. He issued the invitation and stuck to it: “If y …
  • An Intentional Act
    On my good days I begin my morning with a cup of coffee and a conversation with God. I look ahead into the day and make my requests. I am meeting with so-and-so at 10:00 AM. Would you give me wisdom? …

 

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