The Gentle Spirit

Philippians 4:4-6 (Amplified) Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to…

Time to Forgive

Luke 11:4 (AMP) ‘And forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is indebted to us (who has offended or wronged us) and lead us not into temptation (but rescue us from evil). “Forgiveness is an individual voluntary internal process of letting go of feelings and thoughts of resentment, bitterness, anger, and…

Are You Weary?

Galatians 6:7-9 (ESV) Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in…

Always the Same

Hebrews 13:8 (ESV) Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Sitting in Christmas Eve service, I could sense her uneasiness. Shifting position in her seat to accommodate the baby growing within her, our daughter is currently eight months pregnant with our newest grandson. Her discomfort was evident, yet with gentle hands cradling her…

Never

Luke 1:37 (NLT) For the word of God will never fail. Never is a strong word. It is an absolute. It is not wavering but complete. Never is forever. It is so definite, in fact, that the idiom “never say never” because it is human nature to change our mind from time to time and…

New Seasons

John 15:4-5 (ESV) Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me…

Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6 (TLB) For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder. These will be his royal titles: “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” “The Prince of Peace.” Well Christmas is officially a week away! Time flies when you are having fun – I…

Cadence

John 17:21-23 (TLB) My prayer for all of them is that they will be of one heart and mind, just as you and I are, Father—that just as you are in me and I am in you, so they will be in us, and the world will believe you sent me. I have given them…

Growing in Grace

Philippians 1:6 (TLB) And I am sure that God who began the good work within you will keep right on helping you grow in his grace until his task within you is finally finished on that day when Jesus Christ returns. It is often said that people mellow with age. I suppose that is true….

Kicked in the Gut

Psalm 34:18 (MSG) If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. The art of brokenness is beauty will shine through the cracks of a once broken heart. The contents of which are poured out when its frailty is tested. For many people, it…