Seeking Kingdom

Matthew 6:33 (AMP) But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right—the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also. But first and most importantly seek His Kingdom and His Righteousness…these words have penetrated my heart more so than…

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…

Cuts Like a Knife

Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature],…

Impossible Blessing

Matthew 19:23-26 (AMP) Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, it is difficult for a rich man [who clings to possessions and status as security] to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich…

That New Thing

Isaiah 43:19 (AMP) “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Has a scripture ever jumped off the page at you before or in this case the glowing…

Waiting on the Whisper

I King 19:11-13 (NLT) “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there, the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was…

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…

My Soul Waits…

Psalm 62:1-2 (AMP) For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my defense and my strong tower; I will not be shaken or disheartened. My husband went on a date last night. In fact, over the last couple months, it seems like there are more and more…

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…