“To obey is better than a sacrifice and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 Even though it was 26 years ago, I remember the song that was playing as I walked down the aisle toward the alter the night I rededicated my life to the Lord. My favorite hymn… Read More I Have Decided to Follow Jesus
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” 2 Chronicles 15:7 Something Strange in the Neighborhood I was on my way to work this morning when something strange in my peripheral vision caught my attention. There was a thin strand of spider web on the outside… Read More What a Spider Taught Me about Holding Tight and Never Giving Up!
“Because of the LORD’s faithful love we do not perish, for His mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!” Lamentations 3:22-23 Are you familiar with Christian music artist, Danny Gokey? His music has been the soundtrack of my life the last few months and God has used it to speak… Read More Fresh Mercy for Today
“Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 A message for Joshua Joshua was getting ready to take over for Moses, the one who had lead Israel for over 40 years and was revered by the People. As… Read More Be Strong and Courageous-A Command, not a Suggestion
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 God’s… Read More God’s Grace Shines Brightest in Hard Times
“The doorkeeper opens it for him, and the sheep by name and leads them out. When He has brought all his own outside, he goes ahead of them. The sheep follow Him because they recognize His voice.” John 10:3-4 A few months ago I was praying for direction, begging God to give me a clear… Read More The Blessing of Surrender
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” Hebrews 12:1 I took my youngest daughter to the cutest little kiddie town play place and she loved it! There were all these little “stores” and such to play in and one of them was a pizzeria. She put on the… Read More Is sin hindering you? Throw it off and be free!
Has God ever changed your plans? Or maybe I should ask when was the last time God changed your plans? What was your reaction? Reading the “Christmas Story” we get a little peek into the reactions of Joseph and Mary as God announces the new “Game Plan” for their lives Joseph’s Side of the Story:… Read More Thoughts on Christmas: When God Changes our Plans
Genesis 27: 1-40 27 One day when Isaac was old and turning blind, he called for Esau, his older son, and said, “My son.” “Yes, Father?” Esau replied. 2 “I am an old man now,” Isaac said, “and I don’t know when I may die. 3 Take your bow and a quiver full of arrows,… Read More Despicable Jacob, Despicable Me, Despicable You
“After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, ‘Abraham!’ ‘Here I am,’ he answered. ‘Take your son,’ He said, ‘your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about.’ So, Abraham got… Read More Two Sons Willing to be Sacrifices, one the Ultimate One