Promised – Matthew 1:1

“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.” Matthew 1:1 This morning, I just want to focus on Jesus as the Promised One…that’s where my heart feels compelled to land. I don’t know that there are really words for it. Just a sense of peace and wonder […]

The Richest of Blessings – Philippians 3:8

“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ” Philippians 3:8 I’ve been working on prayer lately. Really praying, with fervency and firm belief, […]

Pausing to Breathe in Grace – Psalm 36:5, 7-9

“Your steadfast love, O LORD, extends to the heavens, your faithfulness to the clouds… How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. For with […]

The God Who Answers Me – Genesis 35:1-3

“God said to Jacob, ‘Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the God who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau. So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, ‘Put away the foreign gods that are among you and purify yourselves […]

Eyes on Our Comforter – Genesis 29:31-36

“When the LORD saw that Leah was hated, He opened her womb…And she conceived again and bore a son, and said, ‘This time I will praise the LORD.’ Therefore she called his name Judah. Then she ceased bearing.” Genesis 29:31-36 Reading this portion of Leah’s story in Genesis 29, I am drawn to an underlying […]

We Won’t Miss This – Psalm 16:5-6

“The LORD is my chosen portion and my cup; You hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:5-6 If God holds my lot, that means He is in control of it. It rests, resides, in His hands. Those same hands that promise to […]