What Do You Believe?

Romans 8:28 (AMP) And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. I went to church yesterday. Not online in my pajamas, but I got…

Great Gain – Working the Plan

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (TLB) For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. You will find me when you seek me, if you look for me in earnest….

Meaningless

Galatians 2:20-21 (TLB)  I have been crucified with Christ: and I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And the real life I now have within this body is a result of my trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I am not one of those…

Living On Purpose

Proverbs 16:3-4 (NLT) Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. The Lord has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for a day of disaster. Purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists. It is one’s intention or objective in life. The mystery of…

Stuck in the Middle with You

Jeremiah 33:1-3 (CSB) While he was still confined in the guard’s courtyard, the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah a second time: “The Lord who made the earth the Lord who forms it to establish it, the Lord is his name, says this: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and incomprehensible things you do not know.” “Yes, I’m stuck in the…

Jump Start My Heart

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) I can do all things through Him who gives me strength. This is a popular verse with believers. There is much encouragement stuffed in this one sentence of just 11 words. However, when I read the same words in the Amplified version of the Bible, it was a jump start to my…

All In The Waiting

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. Did you know that David was thought to be 10 – 15 years of age when anointed…

Zoom Out

Mark 8:36 (ESV) For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? “When we stand before God – He won’t ask if we’ve been successful. He will ask if we have been faithful.” – Elizabeth Wood I am a believer. I study God’s Word every day. I pray…

Stripped

Genesis 37:19-20 (NIV)  “Here comes that dreamer!” they said to each other. “Come now, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns and say that a ferocious animal devoured him. Then we’ll see what comes of his dreams.” Genesis 37:23-24 (NIV) So when Joseph came to his brothers, they stripped him of his robe—the ornate robe he…

Focus

Philippians 3:12-14 (NLT) I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the…