The Litmus Test

Proverbs 30:5 (NIV) “Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” In the 14th century, scientists discovered litmus. It is a mixture of organic compounds extracted from lichen that turn red in acid and blue in alkaline solutions. It was used as an acid-base indicator for centuries….

Simply Obey

2 John 6 (NIV) And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. Here’s a crazy thought! God’s Power and Blessing follows someone’s obedience. If you don’t believe me, think about this. Great miracles of God followed commands such as:…

Increase My Faith

Luke 17:5 (NKJV)  And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” Spring is in the air. Planning for Easter activities at church has begun. The bushes are blooming. Pollen is floating. I am happy to report I have survived another much dreaded Daylight Savings time change where a precious hour of sleep is…

The Discipline Challenge

I Corinthians 9:24-27 (AMP) Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is…

Simple Trust

John 3:16 (AMP) “For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life.  John 3:16 is probably the most well-known and highly exploited Bible verse of all time. Rightly so – it is the basis of the new…

Teach Me

Psalm 143:10 (AMP) Teach me to do Your Will (so that I may please you), For You are my God; let Your Good Spirit lead me on level ground. Oh, this little nugget of a verse for today can speak volumes to the overwrought mind and overwhelmed heart. In fact, David wrote in the very…

Impossible Blessing

Matthew 19:23-26 (AMP) Jesus said to His disciples, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, it is difficult for a rich man [who clings to possessions and status as security] to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich…

That New Thing

Isaiah 43:19 (AMP) “Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.” Has a scripture ever jumped off the page at you before or in this case the glowing…

Fruitless Faith

Luke 17:5-9 (TLB) One day the apostles said to the Lord, “We need more faith; tell us how to get it.” “If your faith were only the size of a mustard seed,” Jesus answered, “it would be large enough to uproot that mulberry tree over there and send it hurtling into the sea! Your command would bring…

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…