Creating Treasure

“I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.” Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭13‬ ‭ All conditions. All is pretty encompassing. There is nothing we can face that Christ can’t give us the strength to endure. Doesn’t that evoke a deep level of hope? Paul knew what it was like to walk... Continue Reading →

My Plans or His

“Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16‬:‭3‬ ‭ I have often went through life asking God to commit to my plans. As someone who generally likes schedule, structure and control, I admit waiting on God’s plans and timing often get in my way. Although hard to admit, I... Continue Reading →

Accepted by Him

“Does this sound as if I am trying to win human approval? No indeed! What I want is God's approval! Am I trying to be popular with people? If I were still trying to do so, I would not be a servant of Christ.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭1‬:‭10‬ I recently finished reading Bob Sorge’s Dealing with the... Continue Reading →

Correction and Growth

“Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4‬:‭29‬ ‭ I think sometimes we use scriptures like this to justify not correcting a brother or sister in Christ. We equate... Continue Reading →

From Big to Little Produces More

“The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ God’s Word cuts away the things that don’t belong in our life. Somethings... Continue Reading →

Tolerating Trouble

“We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God's approval, and his approval creates hope. This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭3‬-‭5‬ ‭ I'll be... Continue Reading →

Breaking Down Excuses

“For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ There are a lot of areas in my life I make excuses for not following through on what I feel like God has called me to do. Every excuse... Continue Reading →


“It is dangerous to be concerned with what others think of you, but if you trust the Lord, you are safe.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29‬:‭25‬ Lately I have been second guessing everything I consider to be true of myself. I shared yesterday that although I consider myself content, in a recent study I recognized areas of discontentment.... Continue Reading →

Won’t Waste It

“So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord's service is ever useless.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭58‬ I like to be busy when I work. Too muchdown time and I quickly get bored andrestless, two things that... Continue Reading →

Refining Trials

“My friends, consider yourselves fortunate when all kinds of trials come your way, for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure.”‭‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬-‭3‬ ‭ This scripture has came up a lot in the past few days in different devotions and readings Ihave been in. When... Continue Reading →

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