Adoption Day

Romans 8:15 (TLB)  And so we should not be like cringing, fearful slaves, but we should behave like God’s very own children, adopted into the bosom of his family, and calling to him, “Father, Father.” I am adopted. Actually, not in the legal realm, but in the spiritual realm. I am a Child of God….

Stuck in the Middle with You

Jeremiah 33:1-3 (CSB) While he was still confined in the guard’s courtyard, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time: “The Lord who made the earth the Lord who forms it to establish it, the Lord is his name, says this: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.” “Yes, I’m stuck in the…

Frequency Illusion

Jeremiah 29:13 (CSB) You will seek me and find me when you search for me with all your heart. In the darkness before dawn, I grabbed the flashlight to accompany our doggy divas outside. Standing shrouded in darkness, I notice droplets of dew dancing in the stream of light. Captivated by the sheer number of particles…

The Greatest Journey

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NLT) We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. Donald Coggan, formerly an archbishop of Canterbury, said,…

Do Not Be Afraid

2 Timothy 1:6-7 (AMP) That is why I remind you to fan into flame the gracious gift of God, [that inner fire—the special endowment] which is in you through the laying on of my hands [with those of the elders at your ordination]. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He…

Stop Striving

Luke 12:30-32 (AMP) For all the [pagan] nations of the world greedily seek these things; and your [heavenly] Father [already] knows that you need them. But [strive for and actively] seek His kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid and anxious, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. As I paint the…

That Which Concerns Me

Psalm 138:8 (NKJV) The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your Mercy, O Lord, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands. What concerns do you have today? Fears? Doubts? Trials? Troubles? Hardship? Sorrow? Suffering? The word “concerns” means a matter that engages a person’s attention, interest, care or that affects a person’s welfare or happiness. This includes anything…

Dry Bones

Ezekiel 37:1-3 (CSB) The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by his Spirit and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them. There were a great many of them on the surface of the valley, and they were very dry. Then he…

Add Some Oil

Zechariah 4:6 (AMP) Then he said to me, “This [continuous supply of oil] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel [prince of Judah], saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of whom the oil is a symbol],’ says the Lord of hosts. Several years ago, I came across a recipe for an easy Dump…

New Perspective

Psalm 33:6-8 (TLB) He merely spoke, and the heavens were formed and all the galaxies of stars. He made the oceans, pouring them into his vast reservoirs. Let everyone in all the world—men, women, and children—fear the Lord and stand in awe of him. “You were the Word at the beginning…One with God the Lord Most…