Be Strong and Courageous

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” – – Joshua 1:9 ESV Dear God, At times I may be overwhelmed by the trials in my life everyday and oftentimes I feel weak and overtaken by…

Teach Me To Obey

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!” – Psalms 143:10 ESV   Dear God, This is my prayer. I have disobeyed you countless times in my life. I have been hurt and broken and have hurt you more along the way. I…

My Father’s Love Letter

Dear Pia, Though the mountains vanish, My unending love will never leave you, Pia. Isaiah 54:10 I will always build you up, Pia, not pull you down. Jeremiah 24:6 I will give you peace, Pia, at all times and in every situation. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 The LORD your God will be with you always, Pia….

Embracing Change

This world needs fearless leaders, ones who are unafraid of change and will even embrace it. Thing is, the degree to which you are willing to change is the degree to which you’ll grow. And growth, in turn, will help you reach your God-given potential. Growth allows you to enter into a whole new level…

Sanctify My Heart

“Then Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel climbed up the mountain. There they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there seemed to be a surface of brilliant blue lapis lazuli, as clear as the sky itself. And though these nobles of Israel gazed upon God, he did not destroy…

The Beauty of the Bummer Lamb | The Stream

Sheila Walsh writes about the joy of being loved by The Good Shepherd and recognizing his voice — a reality pictured in the story of the ‘Bummer Lamb.’ Source: The Beauty of the Bummer Lamb | The Stream

Why Did Jesus Associate and Spend Time with Sinners?

Christians who are on the verge of backsliding, or attempting to hang out with ungodly friends, often try to cite Jesus’ own experience. “But Jesus was friends with sinners,” they often say. There is some truth to that. In many ways, Jesus is the very best friend of sinners. Given that all humans have sinned,…

What does it mean to “wait on God”?

To wait on God is to see Him as the greatest solution to a problem. To wait on God is to put hope in Him above all other things. To wait is to hope, and this is not the unsure “I hope this works” kind of hope. This hope is an affirmation of the certainty…

The Difference between a Cursed Man and a Blessed Man

“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬…

True Repentance Leaves NO Regrets 

“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret…” – 2 Corinthians 7:10  “Repentance is turning away from sin and turning to God. It means we stop trusting in our own good deeds and religious activity and start trusting in Christ alone. We were going in the wrong direction; now we are…

Running and Life 

  After almost six solid months of NO exercise, yes! I’ve DECIDED to go back to running. Although, I did only a slow 5k pace today which is not much (I know!) but it’s a good start and I’m happy. Why? Because I beat myself today! Ha! I beat my big fat lazy self telling…

Love, Fruit of the Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23, ESV As I was driving to work this morning while listening to one of John Piper’s youtube preaching about “Outpouring of God’s Love”, I began to ponder about one of the fruits…