Check Your Source

James 1:12-13 (TLB)  Happy is the man who doesn’t give in and do wrong when he is tempted, for afterwards he will get as his reward the crown of life that God has promised those who love him. And remember, when someone wants to do wrong it is never God who is tempting him, for God…

Common Cure

2 Peter 1:2-8 (TLB) Do you want more and more of God’s kindness and peace? Then learn to know him better and better. For as you know him better, he will give you, through his great power, everything you need for living a truly good life: he even shares his own glory and his own goodness…

Heavenly Wisdom

James 3:17-18 (TLB) But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure and full of quiet gentleness. Then it is peace-loving and courteous. It allows discussion and is willing to yield to others; it is full of mercy and good deeds. It is wholehearted and straightforward and sincere. And those who are…

Unprecedented

2 Corinthians 9:8 (AMP) And God is able to make all grace [every favor and earthly blessing] come in abundance to you, so that you may always [under all circumstances, regardless of the need] have complete sufficiency in everything [being completely self-sufficient in Him], and have an abundance for every good work and act of charity. God…

Bereft

Isaiah 43:18-19 (TLB) But forget all that—it is nothing compared to what I’m going to do! For I’m going to do a brand-new thing. See, I have already begun! Don’t you see it? I will make a road through the wilderness of the world for my people to go home, and create rivers for them…

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…

Never Forsaken

Deuteronomy 31:6 (TLB)  Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.” I have come to realize that for most of my lifetime that I have struggle with fear of abandonment. Most people have been let down…

Move On

I Peter 1:8 (TLB) You love him even though you have never seen him; though not seeing him, you trust him; and even now you are happy with the inexpressible joy that comes from heaven itself. The thought of inexpressible joy may seem like a foreign concept to us and I guess in a sense…

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…

Don’t Feed the Animals

Romans 12:2 (TLB)  Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you. Are you struggling with the new “quarantine diet”? A friend posted…