Turmoil in Transition

Romans 5:1-5 (NKJV) Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because…

Finding Rest

Hebrews 4:1 (NKJV) Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. On Sunday morning, the Lord began to speak to my heart regarding rest. To cease from all labor and truly relax. Letting go of the schedule, routine and obligations of…

Firstfruits Giving

Proverbs 3:9-10 (NKJV) Honor the Lord with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine. It makes me laugh how often I am thinking one thing and God has something else in mind. This Bible study took a dramatic…

Faith of a Frog

  Psalm 139:7-12 (NKJV) Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your Presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your Hand shall lead…

Live in Color

Isaiah 54:9-10 (NKJV) “For this is like the waters of Noah to Me; for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth, so have I sworn that I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you. For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, but My Kindness shall not depart…

Old Scars Beautiful Reminders

Lamentations 3:20-24 (NKJV) My soul still remembers and sinks within me. This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s Mercies we are not consumed, because His Compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your Faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” Never forget. It gets me every year. This is the seventh anniversary…

Hold Tight

Hebrews 10:23 (NKJV) Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. We have a black Labrador retriever. Her name is Scout. She was a cute fluffy puppy when she came home. However, like the story of Clifford the Big Red Dog, she is the epitome of…

You Are What You Speak

Proverbs 15:23-24 (NKJV) A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, and a word spoken in due season, how good it is! The way of life winds upward for the wise that he may turn away from hell below. Life is full of conversations. The word of God warns that man will be judged by every word spoken even in…

Walking in the Light

2 Peter 3:8-10 (NKJV) But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. Reading God’s Word…

Delightful

Psalm 37:4 (NKJV) Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. In Psalm 37, there are many instructions for successful Christian living. Such as do not fret (v1), trust in the Lord (v3), dwell (v3), feed on His Faithfulness (v3), commit your way (v5), trust (again v5), rest (v7)…