Realm of Hope

Hebrews 10:23 (CSB) Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful.  This verse is the reality of my life. I can’t remember the date but I completely can recall the conversation. It was our son’s third relapse with cancer. After three rounds of treatment, the…

All About You

Jeremiah 31:3 (AMP) The Lord appeared to me (Israel) from ages past, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you and continued My faithfulness to you. You. What about you? I am convicted today by this passage today. I am deeply aware that while I believe that God loves you with everlasting…

Your Lentil Field

2 Samuel 23:10-12 (CSB) After him was Shammah son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had assembled in formation where there was a field full of lentils. The troops fled from the Philistines, but Shammah took his stand in the middle of the field, defended it, and struck down the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great…

Are You Stuck or Still?

Psalm 46:10-11 (NLT) “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us; the God of Israel is our fortress.  During a weekend visit to my parent’s house, we took a day trip to the beach…

Get Your Feet Wet

Mark 16:17-20 (NLT)  These miraculous signs will accompany those who believe: They will cast out demons in my name, and they will speak in new languages. They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the…

The Devil is in the Details

John 8:32 (CSB) You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. I don’t remember where I first heard the statement “the devil is in the detail” but it seems to have come up frequently as of late. I decided to look it up to see the true meaning. It is an idiom…

Restart

Hosea 2:14-15 (MSG) “And now, here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to start all over again. I’m taking her back out into the wilderness where we had our first date, and I’ll court her. I’ll give her bouquets of roses. I’ll turn Heartbreak Valley into Acres of Hope. She’ll respond like she did as…

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…

All Your Heart

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (AMP) For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call on Me and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear [your voice] and I will listen to you. Then [with…

Allegiance

Hebrews 13:15-16 (NLT) Therefore, let us offer through Jesus a continual sacrifice of praise to God, proclaiming our allegiance to his name. And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. How important is allegiance to God through His Son, Jesus? It is of…