Step onto your God-path and walk. Finish the work assigned you by the Father.
We all want our lives to count for something, right? At the end of our lives, we want to know that we made a difference. We all want to have impact and influence. Paul did, too, and here we see that he had determined what that would look like. Many of us are wandering and […]
Don’t prevent the change in you or others
Let the words spoken by and about Christ live in abundance in your innermost being as you teach and hold accountable other believers in your life. Join with them in songs, scripture, and corporate worship holding God’s grace paramount in your heart. -Faye’s paraphrase- Far too often we read the Bible and what we read […]
Stop your worry roll and help someone else!
Worry is one of the most rampant and destructive of sins. Everyone is affected by it – some entertaining it, others by second-hand residual effect. Yes, worry is a sin. Jesus said don’t do it. That pretty much settles it. It’s our nature, though! Indeed it is. And we’re supposed to be handing our old […]
What grave are you lying in, and how do you rise up?
I love the song, Ain’t No Grave as done by Molly Skaggs and the Bethel worship team. As I listened to it this morning, I heard God speaking to my spirit and I must share it with you. You can listen to it here. When we listen to this song, we think about the grave […]
Inviting the cut
A two-edged sword cuts whichever way it’s moved. Some are so razor sharp that the merest movement issues a deep cut. This is what the Word of God is for us. Yes, I said FOR. See, when we were lost and floundering, living against God, we needed to understand that and the Sword removed the […]
What do you do with THAT gift?
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift… What about what we think isn’t perfect? What about the things we don’t think are good? This seems open to interpretation. True, it does seem open to interpretation, but when we realize that we are supposed to adjust our thinking to match God’s instead of the other […]
Are you living in your Promised Land?
Way back when, God reminded the people of Israel about their journey through the wilderness of Sinai on their way to their Promised Land. Their rebellion made a several-day trip last 40 years. When God told them they would wander all that time, it was delivered as punishment. Like a good parent, though, the discipline […]
Want to do God’s will? Get prepared!
What an amazing prayer the writer of Hebrews prayed. I lift it for you now, Believer. May Almighty God, Ruler of the Universe, equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to […]
When you have had your fill…
God was taking Israel to a new land, out of captivity to freedom. He told them it was a good land of flowing streams and pools of water, with fountains and springs that gush out in the valleys and hills. A land of wheat and barley, grapevines and fig trees; olive oil and honey. Imagine […]
The Blessing: give and receive
God called Aaron (Moses’ brother) and all his descendants to be His priests, set apart solely for the purpose of leading the people to know and worship God. He had some pretty strict rules for them to adhere to. You can read those in Numbers and Leviticus! Once all the consecration and anointing had been […]
He did it so you could be rich.
When you read this verse, did you say, “Huh?” or did you ask what the heck it means? Yeah, me too! That’s when I went digging and the Amplified translation opened the door for me: “For you are becoming progressively acquainted with and recognizing more strongly and clearly the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ […]
Tap into the POWER in you!
Baptism is a beautiful thing. In doing it, we follow in Jesus’ footsteps – he went to the river to be baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist (that’s not Southern, Missionary, or Independent… that’s John the BaptizER.) When we experience baptism like Jesus, walking into the water and being laid under it then brought […]