Suit Up

Ephesians 6:10-12 (TLB) Last of all I want to remind you that your strength must come from the Lord’s mighty power within you. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand safe against all strategies and tricks of Satan. For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood,…

Overcome

John 16:33 (TLB) “ I have told you all this so that you will have peace of heart and mind. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows; but cheer up, for I have overcome the world.” We love and life for a big, big God. He is Sovereign. He cannot be shaken or…

Ever Again

Romans 12:2 (ESV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Can I speak into your future for a moment? After the coronavirus is in the past…when things are supposed…

Get a Grip

Hebrews 10:22-25 (MSG) So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep a firm grip on the promises that keep us going. He always keeps his word. Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out, not avoiding worshiping together as some do but spurring each other…

Lost in Stillness

Psalm 46:8-10 (MSG) Attention, all! See the marvels of God! He plants flowers and trees all over the earth, bans war from pole to pole, breaks all the weapons across his knee. “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” Growing up in Florida and…

Middle of the Road

Psalm 61:1-5 (TLB) O God, listen to me! Hear my prayer! For wherever I am, though far away at the ends of the earth, I will cry to you for help. When my heart is faint and overwhelmed, lead me to the mighty, towering Rock of safety. For you are my refuge, a high tower where…

Gift of Self-Control

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (ESV) For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Self-control (self-kuhn-trohol) – control or restraint of oneself or one’s actions, feelings, etc. Synonyms…

Still Fighting

I Timothy 6:11 (NLT) But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have…

Disarmed

Nehemiah 8:10 (TLB) “… it is a time to celebrate with a hearty meal and to send presents to those in need, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. You must not be dejected and sad!” I have an acquaintance who is a police officer. Many years ago, he was chasing a suspect through…

Inexpressible Joy

I Peter 1:8-9 (TLB) You love him even though you have never seen him; though not seeing him, you trust him; and even now you are happy with the inexpressible joy that comes from heaven itself. And your further reward for trusting him will be the salvation of your souls. Inexpressible – [in-ik-spres-uh-buh l] not…