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….

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,…

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…

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…