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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Faithful Pursuit – 2 Chronicles 36:14-15

“All the officers of the priests and the people likewise were exceedingly unfaithful, following all the abominations of the nations. And they polluted the house of the LORD that He had made holy in Jerusalem. The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent persistently to them by His messengers, because He had compassion on His […]

God’s Love For Sinners – Romans 5:7-8

“For one will scarcely die for a righteous person —though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:7-8 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever […]

Fickle Hearts – Hosea 6:4

“What shall I do with you, O Ephraim? What shall I do with you, O Judah? Your love is like the morning cloud, like the dew that goes early away.” Hosea 6:4 Lately, I’ve sensed such distraction in my times with the Lord. Without being able to solidly pinpoint why. Discouragement in one area, waiting […]