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…

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…

Becoming

2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. I have been following a family whose preschool daughter went into sudden heart failure. She recently received a donor heart. As the family posts updates on social media, I continue to pray for their child’s…

Christ My Husband

Ephesians 5:25-27 (NKJV) Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy…