Simple Trust

John 3:16 (AMP) “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.  John 3:16 is probably the most well-known and highly exploited Bible verse of all time. Rightly so – it is the basis of the new…

Teach Me

Psalm 143:10 (AMP) Teach me to do Your Will (so that I may please you), For You are my God; let Your Good Spirit lead me on level ground. Oh, this little nugget of a verse for today can speak volumes to the overwrought mind and overwhelmed heart. In fact, David wrote in the very…

Conscious Love

I John 4:19 (AMP) We love, because He first loved us. Twenty years. Two decades. Two people. Five children. One grandchild. A legacy of love formed by two individuals who despite overwhelming odds and staggering statistics decided to try. Not just with human effort but invited God on the journey to take broken people and…

Life is Good

I Thessalonians 5:16-19 (NIV) Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not quench the Spirit. “Life is good.” The first words scribbled in my journal this cold January morning. Who am I telling? Me, I guess. Sometimes in the chaos and craziness of life…

Stuck in the Middle

Proverbs 13:12 (NKJV) Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. Life with Jesus is a process. It is a perpetual learning cycle of trust and obey met with experiencing God’s Goodness and Favor as a regular occurrence. Such a life has nothing to do with me changing His Mind…

If Only We Believed…

Psalm 27:13 (NKJV) I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Stumbling across this passage the other day, I could feel the hot tears behind my eyes forcing their way down my face. This is my testimony. I would have lost…

The Gift

Matthew 9:2-7 (NIV) Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your…

Bound to Happen

Deuteronomy 30:8-10 (NKJV) And you will again obey the voice of the Lord and do all His commandments which I command you today. The Lord your God will make you abound in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your land for good. For the Lord will…

Just A Little Faith

Matthew 6:30-33 (NKJV)  Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things…

Definition of Success

Joshua 1:6-9 (NKJV) Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it…