Keep Climbing

Matthew 5:1-2 (MSG) When Jesus saw his ministry drawing huge crowds, he climbed a hillside. Those who were apprenticed to him, the committed, climbed with him. Arriving at a quiet place, he sat down and taught his climbing companions. This is what he said… This morning, I woke up thinking about character. Character is the…

Overwhelmed

Isaiah 43:2 (AMP) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. “Yes!” It is such a simple word with huge implications. It is symbolic of commitment. I…

Missed Opportunity

John 14:21-23 (TLB) He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us,…

Be Inspired

Ecclesiastes 3:11 (AMP) He has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. He has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet man cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what God has done (His overall plan) from the beginning to the end….

Persist

Hebrews 12:1-2 (AMP) Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us, [looking away from all…

Be Patient

Psalm 27:13-14 (NLT) Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord.  Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. When our son was diagnosed with cancer, the Lord gave me His Promise that He would live and not die…

Growing in Grace

I Corinthians 13:13 (AMP) And now there remain: faith [abiding trust in God and His promises], hope [confident expectation of eternal salvation], love [unselfish love for others growing out of God’s love for me], these three [the choicest graces]; but the greatest of these is love. Who doesn’t love the “love chapter” of the Bible?…

Live Worthy

Philippians 1:27-30 (TLB) Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, and not frightened in anything by your opponents….

Refuge

Psalm 46:1-2 (TLB) God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble. And so we need not fear even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble into the sea. Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble! There are many things happening around the world especially in America that…

Unfolding

Psalm 119:130 (AMP) The unfolding of Your [glorious] words give light; their unfolding gives understanding to the simple (childlike). I do laundry every single day. When I was younger, I waited to do the wash until I couldn’t find anything to wear. As a new wife and mother, it became a bit more pressing. It…