Strength & Courage

Joshua 1:9 (NKJV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Have I not commanded you? Sounds a lot like, “how many times have I told you…” or “so-and-so you know better than that”. The typical response to our…

Conflicted Feelings

Galatians 5:16-17 (TLB)  I advise you to obey only the Holy Spirit’s instructions. He will tell you where to go and what to do, and then you won’t always be doing the wrong things your evil nature wants you to. For we naturally love to do evil things that are just the opposite from the…

Giving Up Fear

2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP) For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control]. What if I told you today that fear is an identity problem? Fear…

The Next Steps

Hebrews 11:1-2 (AMP) Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. For by this [kind of] faith the men of old gained [divine] approval. Tomorrow looms the infamous…

Invisible Fire

Philippians 4:4-7 (Message) Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute! Don’t fret or worry….

The Path of Uncertainty

I John 4:16-18 (NLT)  We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on…

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…

Stressing Me Out

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear,…

Keep the Fire Burning

2 Timothy 1:5-7 (AMP) I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. That…