Living Water

Proverbs 21:1-2 (AMP) The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it whichever way He wishes. Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but  the Lord weighs and examines the hearts [of people and their motives]. Living in the county, hot summer days send people to the river to soak…

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…

This is Trust

Proverbs 3:5-7 (Amplified) 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  know and acknowledge and recognize Him, and He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely]…

Courage to Wait

Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV) I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Confidence. Courage. Be brave. Wait. What are you waiting on today? Is there a promise or purpose that that seems to stubborn to come? Waiting…

The Discipline Challenge

I Corinthians 9:24-27 (AMP) Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is…

New Year – New Thing

. Isaiah 43:1-2 (NKJV) But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire,…

Going Someplace

Psalm 1:1-3 (NKJV) Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that…

Let’s Be Friends

James 2:22-23 (NKJV) You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. It is nice to have friends. I spent the…

A Soulful Investment

Matthew 13:51-52 (NKJV) Jesus said to them, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.” Then He said to them, “Therefore every scribe instructed concerning the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure things new and old.” One of my greatest earthly treasures is my grandmother’s china. It is an…

Soft Heart

Philippians 2:1-2 (ESV)  So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. In I Corinthians 13, or Love Chapter of the Bible, love is described in lengthy…