Kingdom talents

Psalm 139:14 ” I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.” Have you ever stopped to realize that some things come easily to you? Have you ever stopped to wonder why some skills others struggle to learn can seem very simple […]

Words

“Then God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” ‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The importance of words was highlighted in the Bible as early as Gen 1:3 (“Then God said”). In fact, words were used to create and have fellowship before sin entered into this world. It is noteworthy that Satan also deceived the […]

What can i offer?

  A story was told of a poor man who couldn’t pay his bills. He had so much debt that he could never pay. One day he was summoned to court, one of His creditors had taken him to court. The case against him was great, there was absolutely no how he could pay. As […]

Walking with the Spirit

Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 Ten thousand hours. That’s how long author Malcolm Gladwell suggests it takes to become skillful at any craft. Even for the greatest artists and musicians of all time, their tremendous inborn talent wasn’t enough to achieve the level of expertise […]

My service

Hebrews 11:5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he did not see death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.   Your service to God is not optional but mandatory I got up early in the […]

Power in death

Luke 22:42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. As humans it is only natural to be conscious  of our environment, to be expectant of pains, frustration, depression or even death in certain situations. However, no matter the amount of pains afflicted to […]

A Lifestyle of Praise

I will sing praise to my God as long as I live. Psalm 146:2 Wallace Stegner’s mother died at the age of fifty. When Wallace was eighty, he finally wrote her a note—“Letter, Much Too Late”—in which he praised the virtues of a woman who grew up, married, and raised two sons in the harshness […]

The Only King

They bowed down and worshiped him. Matthew 2:11 As five-year-old Eldon listened to the pastor talk about Jesus leaving heaven and coming to earth, he gasped when the pastor thanked Him in prayer for dying for our sins. “Oh, no! He died?” the boy said in surprise. From the start of Christ’s life on earth, there […]

Here Be Dragons?

The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7 Legend has it that at the edges of medieval maps, marking the boundaries of the world the maps’ creators knew at the time, there’d be inscribed the words “Here be dragons”—often alongside vivid illustrations of […]

The Leaning Tower

Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24 You’ve probably heard of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, but have you heard of the leaning tower of San Francisco? It’s called the Millennium Tower. Built […]

A Hundred Years from Now

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. Job 19:25 “I just want people to remember me a hundred years from now,” said screenwriter Rod Serling in 1975. Creator of the TV series The Twilight Zone, Serling wanted people to say of him, “He was a writer.” […]

Doing God’s will

Numbers 20:6-12 6 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. 7 The Lord said to Moses, 8 “Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water […]

Mysterious Helpers

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13:2 Louise suffers from muscular dystrophy. While trying to exit a train station one day, she found herself facing a large flight of stairs without an elevator or escalator. On the verge […]

Perfectly Placed

Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Job 38:4 Scientists know our planet is precisely the right distance from the sun to benefit from its heat. A little closer and all the water would evaporate, as on Venus. Only a bit farther and everything would freeze like it does on Mars. Earth is […]

God waited

The Lord longs to be gracious to you. Isaiah 30:18 When Denise Levertov was just twelve, long before she became a renowned poet, she had the gumption to mail a package of poetry to the great poet T. S. Eliot. She then waited for a reply. Surprisingly, Eliot sent two pages of handwritten encouragement. In the preface […]

Good for you

Wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope. Proverbs 24:14 People the world over spent an estimated $98.2 billion on chocolate in 2016. The number is staggering yet at the same time not all that surprising. Chocolate, after all, tastes delicious and we enjoy consuming it. So the […]

Thanksgiving

Psalm 105 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;     make known among the nations what he has done. 2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;     tell of all his wonderful acts. 3 Glory in his holy name;     let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. 4 Look to the Lord and his strength;     seek his face always. 5 Remember the wonders he has done, […]

A Designed Deficiency

You did not look to the One who made it, or have regard for the One who planned it long ago. Isaiah 22:11 There’s a natural spring that rises on the east side of the city of Jerusalem. In ancient times it was the city’s only water supply and was located outside the walls. Thus it was the […]

To God be the glory

PSALMS 100:1-5 “Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the LORD, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates […]

Led by His word

Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me. Psalm 119:133 At the BBC in London, Paul Arnold’s first broadcasting job was making “walking sounds” in radio dramas. While actors read from scripts during a walking scene, Paul as stage manager made corresponding sounds with his feet—careful to match his pace […]

The Big Shuffle

It is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 In The Call of Service, author Robert Coles, exploring our reasons for serving, tells the moving story of an older woman’s service to others. As a bus driver, she showed great care […]

Growing into Giving

Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8 “I got you a present!” my two-year-old grandson shouted excitedly as he pressed a box into my hands. “He picked it out all by himself,” my wife smiled. I opened the box to find a Christmas ornament of his favorite cartoon character. “Can I see it?” he […]

A String of Yeses

Luke 2:19 Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. One Christmas, my grandmother gave me a beautiful pearl necklace. The beautiful beads glowed about my neck until one day the string broke. Balls bounced in all directions off our home’s hardwood flooring. Crawling over the planks, I recovered each tiny orb. […]

Most Importantly

Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭AMP‬‬ “But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.” For many believers, this is the time to reflect on the year thus far and […]

Failure Is Impossible

This work had been done with the help of our God. Nehemiah 6:16 “Failure is impossible!” These words were spoken by Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), known for her immovable stance on women’s rights in the US. Though she faced constant criticism and later an arrest, trial, and guilty verdict for voting illegally, Anthony vowed to […]

Written on the Heart

2 Corinthians 3:2 You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. Written on the Heart As a professor, I’m often asked by students to write letters of recommendation for them—for leadership positions, study-abroad programs, graduate schools, and even jobs. In each letter, I have a chance to praise the […]

Walk in the Present with God

EPsalm 102:28 The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you. Walk in the Present with God In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis wrote: “Almost certainly God is not in time. His life does not consist of moments one following another . . . . Ten-thirty—and every other moment from […]

Our Prince of Peace

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭9:6 “This will happen when the special child is born. God will give us a son who will be responsible for leading the people. His name will be “Wonderful Counselor, Powerful God, Father Who Lives Forever, Prince of Peace.” ‬  Jesus, Our Prince of Jesus Peace is often noticeable in its absence. When we […]

Its not late

Jeremiah 30: 18 18 “This is what the Lord says: “‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and have compassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place. It is not late for a restoration “It is not late” a big secret the […]

Learn to wait

Exodus 24: 15-18 15 When Moses went up on the mountain, the cloud covered it, 16 and the glory of the Lord settled on Mount Sinai. For six days the cloud covered the mountain, and on the seventh day the Lord called to Moses from within the cloud. 17 To the Israelites, the glory of the Lord looked like a consuming fire on top of the mountain. 18 Then Moses entered […]

Overcoming Fear

Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7 Fear ruled a man’s life for thirty-two years. Afraid of being caught for his crimes, he hid at his sister’s farmhouse, going nowhere and visiting no one, even missing his mother’s funeral. When he was sixty-four, he […]

Canceled Debts

The Lord’s time for canceling debts has been proclaimed. Deuteronomy 15:2 In 2009, Los Angeles County stopped charging families for the costs of their children’s incarceration. Though no new fees were charged, those with unpaid fees from before the change in policy were still required to settle their debt. Then in 2018 the county canceled all […]

Praise God for others

Wake Up

1 Thes 5:16-18 Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Christianity in this modern age is gradually turning to a personal affair. As much as I understand that salvation is personal, there is also a place for collective Christianity. Nowadays, believers […]

Don’t Forget the Giver

Be careful that you do not forget the Lord. Deuteronomy 6:12 It was just before Christmas, and her kids were having a difficult time with gratitude. She knew how easy it was to slip into that kind of thinking, but she also knew she wanted something better for the hearts of her children. So she went […]

Intentional Kindness

I want to show God’s kindness to them. 2 Samuel 9:3 Boarding a plane alone with her children, a young mom tried desperately to calm her three-year-old daughter who began kicking and crying. Then her hungry four-month-old son also began to wail. A traveler seated next to her quickly offered to hold the baby while Jessica […]

The Lost Envelope

Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. Matthew 6:20 We were on the way home from a visit with family in another state when I found it. I was pumping gas when I noticed a dirty, bulky envelope on […]

The Flip Side of Love

race, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love. 2 John 1:3 The Roman inns during the time of Christ had a reputation so bad that rabbis wouldn’t even permit cattle to be left at them. Faced with such bad conditions, […]

The Holy Spirit

Luke 1:34-35 How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. One of the greatest mysteries that […]

Carefully Crafted

Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people. Ephesians 4:11–12 In a YouTube video, Alan Glustoff, a cheese farmer in Goshen, New York, described his process for aging cheese, a process that adds to a cheese’s flavor and texture. Before it can be sent out to […]

Hazardous Materials

See, this [live coal] has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for. Isaiah 6:7 The sound of a siren increased to an ear-piercing level as an emergency vehicle sped by my car. Its flashing lights glared through my windshield, illuminating the words “hazardous materials” printed on the side of […]

A Sincere Thank You

I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. Psalm 9:1 In preparation for Xavier’s first job interview, my husband, Alan, handed our son a pack of thank-you cards for him to send out after he met with prospective employers. He then pretended to be a […]

God couldn’t heal Moses

Exodus 4:10-17 New International Version (NIV) 10 Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” 11 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight […]

He’s Got This

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18 Pastor Watson Jones remembers learning to ride a bike. His father was walking alongside when little Watson saw some girls sitting on a porch. “Daddy, I got this!” he said. He didn’t. He realized too late he hadn’t […]

God’s Special Treasure

But you are . . . God’s special possession. 1 Peter 2:9 Imagine a vast throne room. Seated on the throne is a great king. He’s surrounded by all manner of attendants, each on their best behavior. Now imagine a box that sits at the king’s feet. From time to time the king reaches down […]

God Talk

Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Deuteronomy 11:18 A study conducted by the Barna Group in 2018 found that most Americans don’t like to talk about God. Only seven percent of Americans say they talk about spiritual matters […]

Your Inward appearance

‭‭I Samuel‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭ “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” We often consider this passage in […]

Beautifully Burdened

My yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30 I awoke to pitch darkness. I hadn’t slept more than thirty minutes and my heart sensed that sleep wouldn’t return soon. A friend’s husband lay in the hospital, having received the dreaded news, “The cancer is back—in the brain and spine now.” My whole […]

Divine Grace

Matthew 15: 21 – 28 21 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. 22 A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” 23 Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged […]

True, Deep Desire

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. Mark 10:51 A mouse with a shrill voice, Reepicheep is perhaps The Chronicles of Narnia’s most valiant character. He charged into battle swinging his tiny sword. He rejected fear as he prodded on the Dawn Treader toward the Island of Darkness. The secret to Reepicheep’s […]

Loving the Stranger

After a member of my family converted to a different religion, Christian friends urged me to “convince” her to return to Jesus. I found myself first seeking to love my family member as Christ would—including in public places where some people frowned at her “foreign-looking” clothes. Others even made rude comments. “Go home!” one man […]

Slaves to righteousness

Romans 6:12-14 New International Version (NIV) 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself […]

Prayer and Thanksgiving

Philippians 4:6 Be careful about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Do you know that your prayer is the cause of some of your challenges? Every new level has a challenge attached to it. For example, we pray for the grace to get […]

Aiming for the Prize

Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24 In the 1994 fictional movie Forrest Gump, Forrest becomes famous for running. What began as a jog “to the end of the road” continued for three years, two months, fourteen days, and sixteen hours. Each time he arrived at his destination, he set another […]

Alert Circles

African gazelles instinctively form “alert circles” while resting on the savannah. They gather in groups with each animal facing outward in a slightly different direction. This enables them to scan the horizon a full 360 degrees and to communicate about approaching dangers or opportunities. Instead of looking out only for themselves, the members of the […]

True Friends

In high school, I had a “sometimes friend.” We were “buddies” at our church, and we occasionally hung out together outside of school. But at school, it was a different story. If she met me by herself, she might say hello; but only if no one else was around. Realizing this, I rarely tried to gain her […]

Our Blessings, His Love

To him who led his people through the wilderness; His love endures forever. Psalm 136:16 In 2015, a woman discarded her deceased husband’s computer at a recycling center—a computer that had been made in 1976. But more important than when it had been made was who made it. It was one of 200 computers hand built by Apple founder Steve […]

It’s Up to God

Nate and Sherilyn enjoyed their stop at an omakase restaurant while visiting New York City. Omakase is a Japanese word that translates, “I will leave it up to you,” which means customers at such restaurants let the chef choose their meal. Even though it was their first time to try this type of cuisine and it sounded risky, they […]

He is worthy

Revelation 4:11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. One of the greatest misconceptions you can have as a believer is to think that God is dependent on your prayer. God has been God before […]

Enduring Prayers

May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141:2 “Prayers are deathless.” These are the attention-grabbing words of E. M. Bounds (1835–1913), whose classic writings on prayer have inspired people for generations. His comments about the power and enduring nature of […]

That Was Awesome!

Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. Proverbs 12:24 It was the seventh-grader’s first cross-country meet, but she didn’t want to run. Although she’d been preparing for the event, she was afraid of doing poorly. Still, she started the race with everyone else. Later, one by one the other runners finished the […]

“Love You—Whole World”

God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16 My three-year old niece, Jenna, has an expression that never fails to melt my heart. When she loves something (really loves it), be it banana cream pie, jumping on the trampoline, or playing Frisbee, she’ll proclaim, “I love it—whole […]

Do the Next Thing

When was the last time you felt compelled to help someone, only to let the moment pass without a response? In The 10-Second Rule, Clare De Graaf suggests that daily impressions can be one of the ways God calls us to a deeper spiritual walk, a life of obedience prompted by love for Him. The 10-Second Rule […]

No Longer Afraid

They will eat and lie down and no one will make them afraid. Zephaniah 3:13 When the Ethiopian police found her a week after her abduction, three black-maned lions surrounded her, guarding her as though she were their own. Seven men had kidnapped the twelve-year-old girl, carried her into the woods and beaten her. Miraculously, however, […]

Being led by the Spirit

Romans 8:14. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Growing up in Sunday school, I was thought that the voice of the Holy Spirit is a still small gentle voice. The invasion of the World Wide Web and globalization has produced so much societal noise/events […]

The Door of Reconciliation

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:18 Inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, there’s a door that tells a five-century-old tale. In 1492 two families, the Butlers and the FitzGeralds, began fighting over a high-level position in the region. […]

Scar Stories

See my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe. John 20:27 The butterfly flitted in and out of my mother’s panda-faced pansies. As a child, I longed to catch it. I raced from our backyard into our kitchen and grabbed a glass jar, but on my hasty […]

A Light in the Darkness

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33 In These Are the Generations, Mr. Bae describes God’s faithfulness and the power of the gospel to penetrate the darkness. His grandfather, parents, and his own family were all persecuted for sharing their faith in Christ. But an […]

A road not traveled

Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them.   People ask me if I have a five-year plan. How can I plan five years “down the road” on a road I’ve never traveled? I think back to the 1960s when I was a minister […]

Walking in the Spirit

Romans 8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. One of the causes of depression these days is inner condemnation. The design of society makes it almost impossible not to compare yourself with others. Comparing ones’ self to another […]

This is me

James 3:10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. The powerful song “This Is Me” is an unforgettable show tune featured in The Greatest Showman, the smash movie musical loosely based on the life of P. T. Barnum and his traveling circus. The lyrics, sung by […]

A Feast of Love

In the Danish film Babette’s Feast, a French refugee appears in a coastal village. Two elderly sisters, leaders of the community’s religious life, take her in, and for fourteen years Babette works as their housekeeper. When Babette comes into a large sum of money, she invites the congregation of twelve to join her for an extravagant French […]

Live for Him

Wake Up

Daniel 3:17-18 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which […]

Steel and Velvet

Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. John 8:7 Poet Carl Sandburg wrote of former US president Abraham Lincoln, “Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, . . . who holds in […]

Stop dating Delilah

Judges 16:20 20 Then she called, “Samson, the Philistines are upon you!” He awoke from his sleep and thought, “I’ll go out as before and shake myself free.” But he did not know that the Lord had left him. The bible tells us how Samson a great man fell in love with a woman named Delilah. Delilah’s job in […]

Fight Back

Numbers 33:51 – 53 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land before you, destroy all their carved images and cast idols, and demolish all their high places. 53 You are to take possession of […]

Victory over addiction

1 John 4:18 18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. The root of all forms of addiction is lie. There is no addiction without a lie supporting it. The bible calls the devil the […]

Haystack Prayers

2 Corinthians 1:11 You help us by your prayers. Samuel Mills and four of his friends often gathered together to pray for God to send more people to share the good news of Jesus. One day in 1806, after returning from their prayer meeting, they got caught in a thunderstorm and took refuge in a […]

Strengthened in Song

Wake Up

I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress. Psalm 59:16 When French villagers helped Jewish refugees hide from the Nazis during World War II, some sang songs in the dense forest surrounding their town—letting the refugees know it was safe to come out […]

Knowledge and Spirituality

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. Knowledge is power and information is very important in this world but this shouldn’t be a substitute for God in our lives. There are Christians who have abandoned the quest for knowledge or information and all they […]

The Main Actor

Psalm 118: 23 The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. I once heard about a student taking a class in preaching at a prominent seminary. The student, a young man who was a bit full of himself, delivered his sermon with eloquence and evident passion. He sat down self-satisfied, and the […]

Don’t Forget!

He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. Acts 1:9 My niece, her four-year-old daughter Kailyn, and I had a wonderful Saturday afternoon together. We enjoyed blowing bubbles outside, coloring in a princess coloring book, and eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When they got in the […]

Play the Right Mental Movies

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. I can still remember what happened when I visited a lady from my congregation in the hospital. Heather had suffered a stroke that completely paralyzed […]

Perfect Sacrifice, Complete Forgiveness

And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses. Colossians 2:13 You will never be sure that you have God’s unmerited favor if you are not sure if God has forgiven you of your sins. Beloved, I want you […]

Do it now

Habakkuk 3:17 One thing I have seen over the years with many Christians is that we always procrastinate our praise and deep worship. Many will say “if only I can have this or that, I will praise God more”. The funniest part is that we end up achieving such but we forget to praise Him […]

The Promise Is Received by Faith

For the promise that he would be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Romans 4:13 In Romans 4:13, it is clear that God’s promise that Abraham and his seed would be heirs of the world was not through the […]

The flesh profits nothing

Romans 7:24 24 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I serve the law of God, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.… You cannot overcome anything depending on […]

My shepherd

  The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk     through the darkest valley,[a] I will fear no evil,     for you are with me; your rod and […]

Start the Day Expecting Good

As you have believed, so let it be done for you. Matthew 8:13 Wake up every day expecting good. Keep your thoughts and mind positive, full of joy, full of hope, and full of anticipation of all the good things God has in store for you, His beloved! Spring up from your bed, stand in […]

Bless the Lord

Wake Up

Great things happen when you continually confess the mercy of God. Faith rises up on the inside of you. The reality that God loves you begins to sing through your spirit. What’s more, it brings honor to your Father when you believe His Word and magnify His love and mercy. You honor Him when you […]

Compassion in Action

Scripture Reading: Mark 6:32-46 Compassion. That’s the one thing people need more than anything else in this world. They need someone to reach out to them with the compassion of God. Compassion is a deep yearning that responds to the needs of people. It’s much deeper than sympathy. Sympathy can just sit around feeling sorry […]