Father Knows Best

Proverbs 20:24-25 (NLT) The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost. We made it! The last child has reached the age of vehicular operation. She has been driving for a year now on her permit and…

Just That Simple

Psalm 37:3-5 (NLT) Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. Life is complicated. I believe that in our effort to somehow find…

Change of Heart

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (AMP) And I will give them one heart [a new heart], and put a new spirit within them. I will take from them the heart of stone, and will give them a heart of flesh [that is responsive to My touch], that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do…

Renew Me

Isaiah 40:31 (AMP) But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. I…

Daily Distractions

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil and ruin the vineyards [of love], While our vineyards are in blossom.” (Song of Solomon 2:15) People are plagued by distractions unless maybe a hermit living off the grid but even then the day will be consumed with finding provision in the land and maintaining shelter. To turn off the electric power…

Something New in You

2 Corinthians 5:17 (AMP) Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a…

Stay in Your Lane

Philippians 3:12-14 (NIV) Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is…

The Litmus Test

Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” In the 14th century, scientists discovered litmus. It is a mixture of organic compounds extracted from lichen that turn red in acid and blue in alkaline solutions. It was used as an acid-base indicator for centuries….

Are You Listening?

Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name:  ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” My husband…

Simply Obey

2 John 6 (NIV) And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Here’s a crazy thought! God’s Power and Blessing follows someone’s obedience. If you don’t believe me, think about this. Great miracles of God followed commands such as:…