His fame grew. The crowds pressed. There was so much ministry to be done. So many lessons for the Savior to teach. And what did He do? He withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. (Luke 5:16). So often, I see needs….So many good things to do. And too often, I run ahead in my ownContinue reading “Don’t run ahead in your own strength”
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Jesus was enough on the day we were saved and He will be enough every day we ever live.
Jesus was enough on the day we were saved, and He will be enough every day we ever live. The Apostle Paul, who walked in such victory, through the hardest of circumstances with real joy, says, in Christ “dwells all fullness of the Godhead bodily and you are complete in Him, who is the headContinue reading “Jesus was enough on the day we were saved and He will be enough every day we ever live.”
Happy New Year, friends!
Joyful expectation.What will the New Year hold? With the turn of the calendar,a clean slate.A fresh start. What will I do differently?Better? Oh the hope of a New Year! How we want that excitement and those resolutions to last. How, deep down, we may worry, even now, on this first day of a fresh newContinue reading “Happy New Year, friends!”
Don’t you want it to last all year long? It can.
The Christmas tree lights sparkle in the early morning dark. The candle flame dances. The smell of pine and cinnamon fill my home. I sit snuggled under a red Christmas blanket, piping hot coffee in my mug, my Bible in my lap. Sweet moments to savor. Christmas is almost here. Once again, it has comeContinue reading “Don’t you want it to last all year long? It can.”
Has THIS ever happened to you? And some math
One Sunday morning, my son texted me a verse to pray for him over the next while. Later that morning, I flipped my verse calendar to Sunday’s verse. It’s was the exact same verse!It was the SAME VERSE! I immediately asked my son if he had seen my verse calendar before asking me to prayContinue reading “Has THIS ever happened to you? And some math”
The Supernatural Nearness of our God.
I posted this a few years ago. In these hard days, I think it is important to remember that God is still at work in our lives— This sort of supernatural thing has rarely happened in my life…like maybe only once or twice. I have most often heard God speak through His Word and rarelyContinue reading “The Supernatural Nearness of our God.”
Where hope is still found…
I needed to read these words from the old preacher-teacher, Oswald Chambers, today (pictured with his daughter)– “Put Trust in God First. Our Lord never put His trust in any person. Yet He was never suspicious, never bitter, and never lost hope for anyone, because He put His trust in God first. He trusted absolutelyContinue reading “Where hope is still found…”
Do you want to see God past the cloudy vagueness?
Perhaps it’s because my first born set off with a very low budget, a backpack, and what I thought to be a strange desire to see Eastern Europe. He walked and rode buses. He talked to people. He stood in solemn places from the Holocaust. While I watch the news, and find my heart breakingContinue reading “Do you want to see God past the cloudy vagueness?”
I feel a caution, deep in my soul, to heed the words from Oswald Chambers today, that we are, “to be devoted to a Person, not to a cause.” (My Utmost for His Highest). We are called to absolute devotion to Jesus Christ…He is to remain my hope, passion and my delight above all else.Continue reading “Caution!”
You don’t have to box it up
The Christmas tree lights sparkle in the early morning dark. The candle flame dances. The smell of pine and cinnamon fill my home. I sit snuggled under a red Christmas blanket, piping hot coffee in my mug, my Bible in my lap. Sweet moments to savor. Christmas is almost here. Once again, it has comeContinue reading “You don’t have to box it up”
Don’t give the enemy this.
Paul says though he is free, he has made himself a servant in order to win more souls to the Lord. (1Cor 9:19). Paul is encouraging those wayward Corinthians to remember they have a purpose that extends far beyond seeking their own happiness through sin or the freedoms they have over the law. Paul comparesContinue reading “Don’t give the enemy this.”
It seemed reasonable to me, but….
The man who reclined at the table, so long ago, listening to Jesus teach, thought it sounded great! He exclaimed, “Blessed is he who shall eat in the kingdom of God!” (Luke 14:15) He was ready to make his dinner reservations in Heaven. But our honest Savior wanted the man (and all of us) toContinue reading “It seemed reasonable to me, but….”
I know it’s after Easter, I’ve put a big dent in the chocolate my momma gave me, but here I am sitting here thinking about Judas. Yes, Judas. Do you ever wonder what Judas was thinking? What could cause him to do what he is famously known to have done? Our human eyes have neverContinue reading “Judas Heart”
Though he was a giant of the faith, he was a real man, with real emotions, and personality. As we read his letters, and this his last, we get a glimpse of the man. And, I think the Apostle Paul must have been a patriotic, sports fan. He sure uses lots of soldier and sportsContinue reading “This, FIRST!”
God won’t fail
This world, and the people in it, will fail us; we will fail them… but God never will. Daniel told King Nebuchadnezzar his dream and the meaning of it, but first Daniel proclaimed, that everyone else (the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers) had all failed… but God, alone, could tell the KingContinue reading “God won’t fail”