Lord, Awaken Me

Ephesians 5:14-17 (ESV) …For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the…

Daily Distractions

“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil and ruin the vineyards [of love], While our vineyards are in blossom.” (Song of Solomon 2:15) People are plagued by distractions unless maybe a hermit living off the grid but even then the day will be consumed with finding provision in the land and maintaining shelter. To turn off the electric power…

Total Package

Jeremiah 17:7-8 (AMP) “Blessed [with spiritual security] is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord. “For he will be [nourished] like a tree planted by the waters, that spreads out its roots by the river; and will not fear the heat when it comes; but its leaves will…

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…

If Only We Believed…

Psalm 27:13 (NKJV) I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Stumbling across this passage the other day, I could feel the hot tears behind my eyes forcing their way down my face. This is my testimony. I would have lost…

Jesus – Human & Hero

Isaiah 9:6-7 (NKJV) For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to…

The Gift

Matthew 9:2-7 (NIV) Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.” At this, some of the teachers of the law said to themselves, “This fellow is blaspheming!” Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your…

Faith of a Frog

  Psalm 139:7-12 (NKJV) Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your Presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your Hand shall lead…

Mercy Triumphs Again

Psalm 26:2-3 (ESV) Prove me, O Lord, and try me; test my heart and my mind. For your steadfast love is before my eyes, and I walk in your faithfulness. Well, God is good! He is patient. Loving. Kind. He gives me the time I need to calm down and circle back to Him – time and time again. It…

In Step

Proverbs 20:24 (ESV) A man’s steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way? The struggle in life to understand the sovereignty of God. To know that each one of our steps is from the Lord even in the darkest night or lowest valley. How does it all work together? When will it all…