Quiet Confidence

Philippians 4:4-7 (AMP) Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, take pleasure in Him]; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to…

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…

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…

Let Him Win

Proverbs 21:30-31 (TLB) No one, regardless of how shrewd or well-advised he is, can stand against the Lord. Go ahead and prepare for the conflict, but victory comes from God. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lord spoke to my heart to “be still and know” accompanied by Psalm 46:10. It was a call to…

Great Gain

I Timothy 6:6 (AMP) But godliness actually is a source of great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God]. Today is my birthday. I am 54 years old. I am fortunate to have Fridays off so I slept in until about 6:15 AM. Flipping…

Casting

Psalm 55:22 (AMP) Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail). When I was a kid, my brother and I visited my grandparents on the weekends. My grandpa had a compost pile in the backyard that grew some of the…

Knowing Love

Romans 8:35-36 (NLT) Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered…

A Gift for You

Psalm 23:1-3 (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. My eyes flew open without an alarm today. Well before my usual…

Know God

Proverbs 3:5-6 (AMP) Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways now and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with…

All In The Waiting

Psalm 27:13-14 (NLT) Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. Did you know that David was thought to be 10 – 15 years of age when anointed…