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…

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…

The Brightest and Best

I Corinthians 1:26-31 (MSG) Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and…

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…

Broken Masterpiece

Ephesians 2:10 (CSB) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. You are a masterpiece. Though you may feel like a hot mess, there is a message inside of you that God will use for His Glory. The fiery trials and fierce testing…

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…

Live in the Present

Ephesians 3:20 (TLB)  Now glory be to God, who by his mighty power at work within us is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of—infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes. I have a coworker with a sense of humor. I will call him…