From Faith to Fear and Then to Abundant Life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” ‭‭John‬ ‭10:10‬ Today the woman with the issue of blood has been on my mind. In thinking of her, usually my thoughts turn towards her health and finances as the scriptures point out she... Continue Reading →

Jealous

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you think that the Scripture says to no purpose, “He jealously desires the Spirit whom He has made to dwell in us”? James 4:4-5 Our desire to be a friend... Continue Reading →

Do Not Fear Or Be Dismayed

And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8 This promise was given to the Israelites as God transitioned them from the leadership of Moses to the leadership of Joshua. He was planning to take the Israelites... Continue Reading →

The Highlight Reels of Hidden Testimony

“Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.” Luke‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭‬‬ “As a result of this many of His disciples withdrew and were not walking with Him anymore. So Jesus said to the twelve, “You do not want to go away also, do you?” Simon Peter answered Him, “Lord, to whom... Continue Reading →

The Cross

“For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are dying, but to us who are saved it is the power of God.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:18‬ If I stop and really try to rationalize the cross, it makes no sense. It seems absurd - one man reconciling all men back to God. Jesus... Continue Reading →

Sifting

““Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.”” Luke‬ ‭22:31-32‬ ‭ I am sitting in the desert with the only sound a random passing car from time to... Continue Reading →

God Will Only Multiply What We Give Him

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a... Continue Reading →

God’s Household

“So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, Ephesians‬ ‭2:19‬ ‭‬‬ Learning how to be a fellow citizen, a member of the same household is hard. Living with others takes work. Being able to be vulnerable and open with others, letting... Continue Reading →

Be Still

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬ ‭ “Be still and know that I am God.” He often whispers those words In the busyness of life To still me before Him. To remind me that it is not... Continue Reading →

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