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December 6, 2021

The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (John 11:44, ESV)   Sometimes we miss read this portion of the story where Jesus raised Lazarus from […]

December 4 & 5, 2021

A Prayer to Know God Made and Purposed You for This Time and Age And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14, ESV) God you put Esther into this world at the time You purposed and knew it was […]

December 3, 2021

Heart Matters I assure you: This poor widow has put in more than all those giving to the temple treasury. For they all gave out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she possessed—all she had to live on. (Mark 12:43-44, HCSB) We are […]

December 2, 2021

Encourage Yourself in the Lord Further, David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all of them were embittered, each man for his sons and daughters. But David felt strengthened and encouraged in the LORD his God. (I Samuel 30:6) The people were threatening to stone […]

December 1, 2021

God Will Stick by Your side It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:6-8 No more assuring promise could Moses have shared with Joshua. He was putting the […]

November 30, 2021

No Shame in Waiting O my God in you I trust; let me not be put to shame…Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame. (Psalm 25:3) In some ways we never grow up, we are just like children: impatient. We want what we want when we […]

November 29, 2021

Knowing the Truth is Freeing If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. (I John 1:8, ESV) Have you been vulnerable and truthful enough with yourself to admit you are a sinful person? Sinful from the day you were born? That […]

November 27, 2021

A Prayer to Remember the Presence of God at Christmas and Beyond The LORD replied, “I will personally go with you, Moses…everything will be fine for you. (Exodus 33:14, NLT) Lord God, Moses wanted to know who would be with them when they departed Egypt and began their journey, continuing […]

November 26, 2021

Not About Anything! Do not worry about anything but pray and ask God for everything you need. (Philippians 4:6, CEV) For some, this will be more like “Tis the season to be worried, instead of jolly!” What causes you the most anxiety? What troubles you most? Your health? The cost […]

November 25, 2021

Thankfulness verses Gratitude One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (Luke 17:15-16, NIV) When we read the Bible we see many references to the words and subjects of gratitude and thanksgiving. […]