Your Lentil Field

2 Samuel 23:10-12 (CSB) After him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had assembled in formation where there was a field full of lentils. The troops fled from the Philistines, but Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great…

The Point of Giving

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 (CSB) The point is this: The person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not reluctantly or out of compulsion, since God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make every grace overflow to…

Choose Life

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (CSB)  I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God, obey him, and remain faithful to him. For he is your life, and he will prolong your days as…

Live in the Present

Ephesians 3:20 (TLB)  Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. I have a coworker with a sense of humor. I will call him…

Are You Stuck or Still?

Psalm 46:10-11 (NLT) “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.  During a weekend visit to my parent’s house, we took a day trip to the beach…

Get Your Feet Wet

Mark 16:17-20 (NLT)  These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the…

Still Waiting…

Psalm 27:14 (CSB) Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the Lord. What are you waiting for? Who are you waiting on? Do you remember the cause of hesitation? Is it waiting or wandering? Who knows anymore? Waiting is one thing, but when you are still waiting it…

Finders

James 1:2-4 (CSB) Consider it a great joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you experience various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its full effect, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing. I am a finder. A skill developed as a spouse and mother,…

Life Principles

I Thessalonians 5:14-20 (CSB)  And we exhort you, brothers and sisters: warn those who are idle, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone. See to it that no one repays evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good for one another and for all. Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you…

The Devil is in the Details

John 8:32 (CSB) You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. I don’t remember where I first heard the statement “the devil is in the detail” but it seems to have come up frequently as of late. I decided to look it up to see the true meaning. It is an idiom…