Be good husbands to your wives. Honor them, delight in them. As women they lack some of your advantages. But in the new life of God’s grace, you’re equals. Treat your wives, then, as equals so your prayers don’t run aground. (1 Peter 3:7) As a I write this, I’m looking at a card that says: “Don’t laugh at your husbands choices, you’re one of them!” Seeds of anger, bitterness, toxic jealousy, revenge, cannot be allowed to live in us because: We pray to a GOD Who tells us
I lie awake each night thinking of you and reflecting on how you help me like a father. I sing through the night under your splendor-shadow, offering up to you my songs of delight and joy! With passion I pursue and cling to you. Because I feel your grip on my life, I keep my soul close to your heart. (Psa 63) Go back and think on the first time you actually met GOD… wasn’t it amazing?!? For me it was the time that True Love actually stepped into the ugly mess of my life a
Now, to the one with enough power to prevent you from stumbling into sin and bring you faultless before his glorious presence to stand before him with ecstatic delight, to the only God our Savior, through our Lord Jesus Christ, be endless glory and majesty, great power and authority—from before he created time, now, and throughout all the ages of eternity. Amen! (Jude 1:24) Basically, sin is just choosing to continually stumble into all the toxic elements of anger, bitter
You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of GOD -of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day GOD is handing you over to me. (1 Sam 17:45) We got a beautiful family picture a few years back of a lovely Italian lady, her husband and 3 children. She had visited us when she was pregnant, but worried because this was her fourth pregnancy and each time she had miscarried. I watched and listened as my
“This is GOD ’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as GOD: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.’” (Jer 33:2) There must be a gazillion testimonies out there of people just like us, who have called out to GOD for help and He supernaturally heard and answered their call. (Jesus speaking) “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need.
With passion I pursue and cling to you. Because I feel your grip on my life, I keep my soul close to your heart. (Psa 63:8) Whether you’re meeting today online, making your way to Church, or having Church in your home – it all only makes sense when we keep our souls close to His heart. … Jesus was moved deeply in his spirit. Looking at his disciples, he announced, “I tell you the truth—one of you is about to betray me.” Eyeing each other, his disciples puzzled over which
God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble— more than enough and always available whenever I need you. So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea. For the raging roar of stormy winds and crashing waves cannot erode our faith in you. Pause in his presence Surrender your anxiety! Be sil
Why would you ever complain… or, whine, …saying, “ GOD has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? GOD doesn’t come and go. God lasts. He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their pr
So then, my soul, why would you be depressed? Why would you sink into despair? Just keep hoping and waiting on God, your Savior. …Here I am depressed and downcast… My deep need calls out to the deep kindness of your love. Your waterfall of weeping sent waves of sorrow over my soul, carrying me away, cascading over me like a thundering cataract. Yet all day long God’s promises of love pour over me. Through the night I sing his songs, for my prayer to God has become my life… So
I waited and waited and waited some more, patiently, knowing God would come through for me. Then, at last, he bent down and listened to my cry. He stooped down to lift me out of danger from the desolate pit I was in, out of the muddy mess I had fallen into. Now he’s lifted me up into a firm, secure place and steadied me while I walk along his ascending path. A new song for a new day rises up in me every time I think about how he breaks through for me! Ecstatic praise pours ou
The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lam 3:22) There’s a great line in The Shack where Mac is asking GOD why he still bothers with him especially when no matter what he does, he still gets it wrong! GOD responds by saying, “Mac, this is only your third attempt, but I know that you’ll get it right on the 48th! You’re on the right track, keep going, only another 45 attempts to go!
In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life—” (1 Pet 2:2) How can you know ‘who’ you really are when your feelings, or circumstances, negative thoughts or just the day to day tsunami of life’s ‘la la’ gangs up on you? Here are just a few ‘truths’ of who you are: courtesy of Joyce Meyer: I am born of God, and the evi
So make wisdom your quest— search for the revelation of life’s meaning. Don’t let what I say go in one ear and out the other. Stick with wisdom and she will stick to you, protecting you throughout your days. She will rescue all those who passionately listen to her voice. Wisdom is the most valuable commodity—so buy it! Revelation knowledge is what you need—so invest in it! (Prov 4:5) All roads lead somewhere. All decisions have consequences. Fear, pain, anger, bitterness, r
When I fully trust in you, help is on the way.
(Psa 28:6-7) An encouragement by Oswald Chambers came to mind this morning… We always have visions before a thing is made real. When we realise that although the vision is real, it is not real in us, then is the time that Satan comes in with his temptations, and we are apt to say it is no use to go on. Instead of the vision becoming real, there has come the valley of humiliation. Life is not as idle ore,
But iron dug from centr
“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”Jos 1:8) GOD’s Word to Joshua is as relevant today as it was back then. If you’ve had a relationship with Christ longer than 5 minutes, then I’m certain that you’ll have a Bible that’s got underscoring and margin marks and coloured highlights all over it! And all because when you set yourself
There is nothing God hates more than condemning the one who is innocent and acquitting the one who is guilty. (Pro 17:15) … and because of all we’ve ever done, or will ever do against each other, He took upon Himself all our guilt, all our shame, all our hurt, all our punishment – so that we wouldn’t have to…! Thank You Lord. ❤️ #health #answeredprayers #grace #worship #loveinaction #kindness #lovingothers #amazinggrace #choices #loving #trust #friendship #prayer #friend
So don’t be impatient for the Lord to act; keep moving forward steadily in his ways, and he will exalt you at the right time. And when he does, you will possess every promise, including your full inheritance. (Psa 37:34) One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my l
My brothers and sisters, when I first came to proclaim to you the secrets of God, I refused to come as an expert, trying to impress you with my eloquent speech and lofty wisdom. For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah. I stood before you feeling inadequate, filled with reverence for God, and trembling under the sense of the importance of my words. The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sw
… we can also have great boldness before him, for if we ask anything agreeable to his will, he will hear us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we also know that we have obtained the requests we ask of him. (1 John 5:14) The ten of us bible students, together with my wife and three children arrived at the farmhouse in the south of France late in the day as the sun was setting. We were met with a lovely lady who not only opened her huge house to us, but al
All you lovers of God who want to please him, come and listen, and I’ll tell you what he did for me. I cried aloud to him with all my heart and he answered me! Now my mouth overflows with the highest praise. Yet if I had closed my eyes to my sin, the Lord God would have closed his ears to my prayer. But praises rise to God, for he paid attention to my prayer and answered my cry to him! I will forever praise this God who didn’t close his heart when I prayed and never said no w