Confidant

Jeremiah 33:2-3 (AMP) “Thus says the Lord who made the earth, the Lord who formed it to establish it—the Lord is His name, ‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’” Before I begin, let me issue a…

Lost Confidence

Hebrews 6:17-19 (AMP) In the same way God, in His desire to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable nature of His purpose, intervened and guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things [His promise and His oath] in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled [to…

The Best Defense

James 1:22 (AMP) But prove yourselves doers of the word [actively and continually obeying God’s precepts], and not merely listeners [who hear the word but fail to internalize its meaning], deluding yourselves [by unsound reasoning contrary to the truth]. In 1984, the movie Karate Kid was released. It was the story of a young man…

Our Greatest Foe

Revelation 3:15-18 (AMP)  ‘I know your deeds, that you are neither cold (invigorating, refreshing) nor hot (healing, therapeutic); I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm (spiritually useless), and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of My mouth [rejecting you with disgust]. Because you say, “I am rich, and have prospered and grown wealthy,…

Listen

Proverbs 1:23 (TLB) Come here and listen to me! I’ll pour out the spirit of wisdom upon you and make you wise.  During the week, I commute back and forth to work. The drive is about 45 minutes. On the way to work, I typically spend my time in praise and worship in preparation for…

The Goal of Life

Philippians 3:13-14 (AMP) Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the [heavenly] prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.  Drive and ambition in life cause us…

Be Unshakable

Hebrews 12:1-2 (AMP) Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set…

Worthless

James 4:7-10 (TLB) So give yourselves humbly to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.  And when you draw close to God, God will draw close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and let your hearts be filled with God alone to make them pure and true to him. Let there be tears…

Good Shepherd

Psalm 23:1-4 (TLB) Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need! He lets me rest in the meadow grass and leads me beside the quiet streams. He gives me new strength. He helps me do what honors him the most. Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not…

For This Very Reason

2 Peter 1:5-7 (ESV) For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. Steadfast. Unwavering. Single-minded. Faithful. Unflinching. Resolute. Dedicated. Intense. Abiding. Ardent. Adamant. Relentless. Bound. True. Steadfast. Are you…