Rally the Troops

Hebrews 10:19-25 (MSG) So, friends, we can now—without hesitation—walk right up to God, into “the Holy Place.” Jesus has cleared the way by the blood of his sacrifice, acting as our priest before God. The “curtain” into God’s presence is his body. So let’s do it—full of belief, confident that we’re presentable inside and out. Let’s keep…

Pruning Prayer

Psalm 139:23-24 (NIV) Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Yesterday, I talked about the pruning process of God. Well, today I offer the pruning prayer. God wants to do exceedingly abundantly more than you…

Prune Me

John 15:1-4 (NIV) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as…

Wise Worship

John 4:23-24 (NIV) “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” Our life is a series of actions and reactions….

Finish It

I Samuel 17:50-51 (NLT)  So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned…

Does God Love Us Equally?

John 14:19-21 (NKJV)   “A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And…

Push Through

Luke 8:43-48 (TLB) As they went a woman who wanted to be healed came up behind and touched him, for she had been slowly bleeding for twelve years, and could find no cure (though she had spent everything she had on doctors). But the instant she touched the edge of his robe, the bleeding stopped….

Crossroads

Psalm 37:5-6 (NIV) Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. In Ruth 1, the story of one of the most famous crossroads in the Bible unfolds. Naomi tells her daughter-in-laws, Orpah and Ruth, to return…

Seeking Wisdom

Ephesians 1:7-8 (CSB)  In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace that he richly poured out on us with all wisdom and understanding. “You cannot learn wisdom. Wisdom is a gift.” AW Tozer Twenty years ago, fairytale faith didn’t cut it anymore. Either God would be…

God Is…

Psalm 62:11-12 (CSB) God has spoken once; I have heard this twice: strength belongs to God, and faithful love belongs to you, Lord. For you repay each according to his works. God is great, God is good, Let us thank Him… Like most of us who grew up saying grace and offering thanksgiving for meals,…