Slightest Inclination

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms! What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!…

The God Box

Romans 12:1-2 (CSB) Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship. Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good,…

Realm of Hope

Hebrews 10:23 (CSB) Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful.  This verse is the reality of my life. I can’t remember the date but I completely can recall the conversation. It was our son’s third relapse with cancer. After three rounds of treatment, the…

Create Joy

Psalm 51:10-12 (CSB) God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore the joy of your salvation to me, and sustain me by giving me a willing spirit. Could it be that in our pursuit…

Can I Get A Witness?

Hebrews 12:1-2 (NLT) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this…

It’s All In Your Head

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (MSG) The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful…

Broken Masterpiece

Ephesians 2:10 (CSB) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. You are a masterpiece. Though you may feel like a hot mess, there is a message inside of you that God will use for His Glory. The fiery trials and fierce testing…

Altars in Adversity

Acts 16:25-26 (CSB) About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the jail were shaken, and immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s chains came loose.  “Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you…

Unlearning Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. Did you know that human beings are born with just two innate fears? The fear of falling and fear of loud noises. That means that every other thing that produce fear in us is a…

Are You Certain?

Hebrews 6:19 (TLB) This certain hope of being saved is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls, connecting us with God himself behind the sacred curtains of heaven… I attended the Celebration of Life of a friend this week. It was a life cut short by a brief illness. This particular person had expressed…