Catch All the Foxes

Song of Solomon 2:15-16 (NLT) Catch all the foxes, those little foxes, before they ruin the vineyard of love, for the grapevines are blossoming! My lover is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies. One thought. A single thought. It begins as just a whisper in our mind. It must be carefully…

Picking

Psalm 139:24-25 (NLT) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalm 139:24-25 (TLB) Search me, O God, and know my heart; test my thoughts. Point out anything you find in me…

True Love

Psalm 27:8 (NLT) My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.” And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.” I made the mistake last night of making a “quick” trip to the grocery store to pick up dinner. I ordered ahead so the sandwiches would be waiting in the pickup window. In…

The Greatest Journey

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NLT) We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. Donald Coggan, formerly an archbishop of Canterbury, said,…

It’s All In Your Head

2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (MSG) The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful…

Hidden Heart

Psalm 51:6 (AMP) Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part [of my heart] You will make me know wisdom. What is God’s Will for my life? Have you ever wondered if you are in God’s Will? Or like many, including myself, once thought that you missed it completely? Like…

Will You Worship?

John 4:23-24 (Message) “It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who…

Stop Overanalyzing

Philippians 4:4-7 (TLB)  Always be full of joy in the Lord; I say it again, rejoice! Let everyone see that you are unselfish and considerate in all you do. Remember that the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers….

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…