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…

You Will Keep Him in Perfect Peace 

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” Isaiah 26:3, NKJV. “Just as you’ve prayed, I will be high and lifted up. I will be glorified in you and I will be glorified through you, says the LORD. I will do what you have not…

Asking God

“You have not because you ask not.” – James 4:2b, NIV  “So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Luke 11:9, NIV  There are so many verses in the bible that tell us to ask…

Every Season of Life Has Purpose

This spoke to my heart today. I hope it does to you too. Let’s allow each season in our life to fulfill its purpose – including the pain and all the life lessons that come along with it. Each season brings a reward if we don’t give up. 🙂 So, just hang in there. “for behold, the…

How to Guard Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – Proverbs 4:23 “Guard your heart…” Yes, we’ve heard this phrase a lot of times and I have heard this misquoted by a lot of Christians especially in the area of relationships wherein people would connotate it to something that makes it…