His Own – Philippians 3:12

“Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own.” Philippians 3:12 Christ Jesus has made me His own. I just want to dwell on this wondrous thought for a few moments. Jesus is the image of […]

Effects of Righteousness – Isaiah 32:17-18

“And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” Isaiah 32:17-18 When the Spirit of God comes to dwell with us, as we intentionally abide in Him, righteousness is the result. […]

He Shall Stand – Micah 5:2-5

“But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days… And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, […]

Relinquishing Control – Hebrews 11:9-10

“By faith [Abraham] went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land…For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God.” Hebrews 11:9-10 It can be tempting to assume control of our own destiny. To determine our path ourselves, knowing where we want to […]

Thankful – 2 Thessalonians 2:13-16

“But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth. To this he called you through his gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus […]

On the Heights – Isaiah 33:16

“He will dwell on the heights; his place of defense will be the fortresses of rocks; his bread will be given him; his water will be sure.” Isaiah 33:16 This verse has pulled at my heart for quite some time. Every time I read it, I am drawn to the beautiful truths it holds. It […]

Resting in His Shadow – Mark 9:35

“And he sat down and called the twelve. And he said to them, ‘If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.’” Mark 9:35 When Jesus taught the disciples, He completely turned their thinking upside-down. So much of what He said was backwards—is backwards—to the way the world works. […]