The apostle John wrote these words as both comfort and warning. The same Holy Spirit who guided him to pen these words is the same Holy Spirit who led James to write that even the demons believe in God. Let’s be clear. Anyone who believes in Jesus as Savior, clings to Him, trusts Him with […]
Find real safety in the midst of your trouble
When we are being attacked, when we’re being chased by things that mean to destroy us, we need a place of safety. Fear overwhelms and causes such distress! We want a place where we are safe from every attacker. We want to know they can’t get to us. We need a fortress that can’t be […]
How to show God you really love Him
How do we show God we love Him? Is it through prayer? Is it when we read the Bible every day? Or is it something more? Jesus said, “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will […]
When it’s all falling apart…LOOK UP!
The heavens declare the glory of God. Whether it’s brilliant thunderheads glistening in bright sunlight or dark, roiling storm clouds, we see His glory, His creativeness. It may be beautiful sunrises that gently ease light into the sky before suddenly bursting into day or amazing, colorful sunsets that elicit involuntary oohs and ahhs. Whatever we […]
No crying ever again
He [God] will wipe away every tear of His beloved. This vision fell in line after the Judgment Seat of Christ, where He will judge believers based on what they’ve done and said and neglected to do and say. It’s also after the Great White Throne Judgment when those whose names are not written in […]
Be patient. Seriously. BE patient.
The Apostle Paul wrote these words to the believers at Ephesus, begging them to live a life worthy of their calling, reminding them that they had been called by God Himself. Mind you, these words are written to those in an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ. One of salvation and obedience to God. So, Believer, […]
Trust God with all Your Heart? Prove it.
“I trust Him with all my heart.” But do we? If we trust God with everything, why do we fear? Why do we worry? Why do we stay frozen and choose to not move forward in obedience to Him? Simply put, the words we’re saying aren’t reaching our reality. What would change in our lives […]
Choose your input
Who else finds they desperately want and need rest right now? I mean, not only are we dealing with the ‘usual’ – the things that have been our normal for a lifetime, but now we’re dealing with a sickness that has taken over the world for over three months, and now the state of affairs […]
When nothing seems solid and unshakable
What better way to strengthen someone than to set them on firm foundation? Solid ground. A place where the ground no longer shifts or shakes. When the Apostle Paul wrote these words to the believers at Thessalonica, the ground kept shaking under their feet. The Roman Empire sought to end this new Way by torturing […]
Waiting for answered prayer
Ooowee! Who’s got this patience thing down? Not me for sure! In Psalms 27, though, David isn’t talking about traffic or waiting for the mail to arrive. He is talking about answered prayer in the face of an encroaching enemy. How many of us have faced or are facing an enemy we are powerless against? […]
Get some Faith, Hope, and Love.
These words seem pretty simple and straightforward, but are they really? Let’s look at what the original Greek meant. See, sometimes in translation, we don’t get the full picture that the writer was painting. It’s like when the movie made for the big screen is cropped for the television screen. Some things are left out. […]
Who is YOUR shepherd?
What a testament, to tell God that He is one’s shepherd. David knew what it meant to be a shepherd. A labor-intensive job if ever there was one. It also required great mental intensity. The shepherd had to be on duty, keeping watch for attacks from predators as well as mistakes by the sheep. This […]