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…

It’s The Little Things

Psalm 111:10 (ESV) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! It’s the little things. To someone who struggles with everything, this may be somewhat annoying. The need for control of all things often causes us in our busyness to be distracted from the…

Rest for the Weary

Psalm 91:1 (NLT) Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I’m quite sure that you have heard the saying, that “there is no rest for the weary.” It feels like it sometimes. The responsibilities weigh heavy upon us demanding more out of 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…

Stressing Me Out

Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear,…

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…

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…