Death of a Worrier

Philippians 4:6-7 (AMP)  Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts…

Watching for Morning

Psalm 130:5-6 (NKJV) I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than those who watch for the morning—yes, more than those who watch for the morning. What are you waiting for? Praying for? Believing for? Are you searching for the Lord? Is your soul longing for…

Striving

I Timothy 4:8-10 (AMP) For physical training is of some value, but godliness (spiritual training) is of value in everything and in every way, since it holds promise for the present life and for the life to come. This is a faithful and trustworthy saying worthy of full acceptance and approval. It is for this that we labor and strive [often…

The Path of Uncertainty

I John 4:16-18 (NLT)  We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on…

It’s Personal

I Peter 2:9-10 (NIV) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have…

Get Reacquainted

John 15:14-16 (NIV)  You are my friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you…

Life Choices

Deuteronomy 30:15-16 (AMP)  “Listen closely, I have set before you today life and prosperity (good), and death and adversity (evil); in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk [that is, to live each and every day] in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments (precepts), so…

Early Will I Seek Thee

Proverbs 8:17 (AMP) “I love those who love me; and those who seek me early and diligently will find me. It’s Monday. The last several weekends have been consumed helping our eldest daughter prepare and move into her first home. This past weekend, I attended a women’s conference with full days and late nights before returning to…

Infusion

Colossians 3:16-17 (AMP) Let the [spoken] word of Christ have its home within you [dwelling in your heart and mind—permeating every aspect of your being] as you teach [spiritual things] and admonish and train one another with all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do [no matter…

Keep the Fire Burning

2 Timothy 1:5-7 (AMP) I remember your sincere and unqualified faith [the surrendering of your entire self to God in Christ with confident trust in His power, wisdom and goodness, a faith] which first lived in [the heart of] your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am confident that it is in you as well. That…