Glow Sticks

2 Corinthians 4:6-7 (TLB) For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us understand that it is the brightness of his glory that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. But this precious treasure—this light and power that now shine within us—is held in a perishable container, that is,…

Render

Romans 13:6-7 (TLB) Pay your taxes too, for these same two reasons. For government workers need to be paid so that they can keep on doing God’s work, serving you. Pay everyone whatever he ought to have: pay your taxes and import duties gladly, obey those over you, and give honor and respect to all…

Push Through

Luke 8:43-48 (TLB) As they went a woman who wanted to be healed came up behind and touched him, for she had been slowly bleeding for twelve years, and could find no cure (though she had spent everything she had on doctors). But the instant she touched the edge of his robe, the bleeding stopped….

More and More Grace

2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT) Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. Grace is foundational to the faith of God’s People. There is a primary focus on faith many…

Realm of Hope

Hebrews 10:23 (CSB) Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful.  This verse is the reality of my life. I can’t remember the date but I completely can recall the conversation. It was our son’s third relapse with cancer. After three rounds of treatment, the…

Sanctuary

Hebrews 6:19-20 (NLT) This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Jesus has already gone in there for us. He has become our eternal High Priest in the order of Melchizedek. Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary, pure and holy, tried…

This Is A Move

John 5:1-9 (TLB) Afterwards Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish religious holidays. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was Bethesda Pool, with five covered platforms or porches surrounding it. Crowds of sick folks—lame, blind, or with paralyzed limbs—lay on the platforms (waiting for a certain movement of the water, for an angel of the…

Five Years

Philippians 3:10-11 (AMP)  And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by…

Welcome the Impossible

Luke 1:37 (ESV) “For nothing will be impossible with God.” The third relapse of our son’s cancer showed its character. It was ruthless and aggressive. Spreading throughout his body, the image lit up like a Christmas tree. The battle had turned into a war. According to medical science, it was a losing battle at that. If…

Heart Shattered

Psalm 51:17 (Message) Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice. For many years, I hid all the broken pieces of my heart in a distant place far from sight. Too…