Father Knows Best

Proverbs 20:24-25 (NLT) The Lord directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way? Don’t trap yourself by making a rash promise to God and only later counting the cost. We made it! The last child has reached the age of vehicular operation. She has been driving for a year now on her permit and…

Are You Listening?

Jeremiah 33:3 (NIV) While Jeremiah was still confined in the courtyard of the guard, the word of the Lord came to him a second time: “This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it—the Lord is his name:  ‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’” My husband…

Life in Proper Context

Romans 10:17 (NKJV) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Faith increases when I have the proper view of God and a proper view of the world. The world is not a series of accidents that exploded into the chaotic state of affairs that it is today. The world and all…

Gifted

Romans 12:6-8 (NLT) In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well. If your gift…

Cuts Like a Knife

Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature],…

New Year – New Thing

. Isaiah 43:1-2 (NKJV) But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire,…

Time To Pack

Matthew 11:30 (NKJV) “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Christmas is now over. The torn open boxes and piles of paper all thrown away. Decorations all put away and a brand new year in just a few days. I love the coming of a new year. The turn of a historical page and…

Coconut Milk

John 17:17-19 (NKJV) Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. For just a moment, envision the happy tourist vacationing on a white sandy beach, coconut…

Speak for Your Servant Hears

I Samuel 3:8-10 (NKJV) And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. So he arose and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you did call me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord had called the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and it shall be, if He calls you, that you must…

Pursue

I Timothy 6:11-12 (NKJV) But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. Have you ever tried to show…