Assured Faith – Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 This morning I read through Hebrews 11, and it has me contemplating faith. This assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Assurance and conviction resting firmly on the foundation of who our God is […]

Life-Giving Words – Matthew 4:4

“But [Jesus] answered, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’” Matthew 4:4 These words stopped me in my tracks today. Even with as much as I’ve heard and read them over the years. God pulled back the curtain to reveal something […]

Still Sovereign – Daniel 6:4-9

“Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel in regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful… Then these presidents and satraps came by agreement to the king and said to him, ‘O King Darius, live forever! […]

Flourishing Wilderness – Isaiah 51:3

“For the LORD comforts Zion; He comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.” Isaiah 51:3 If I will allow the Lord to comfort me, this is what He will […]

Great Love – 1 John 3:1

“The true light, which enlightens everyone, was coming into the world… But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” John […]

The Lord Your God – Isaiah 41:8-10

“But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, the offspring of Abraham, my friend; you whom I took from the ends of the earth, and called from its farthest corners, saying to you, ‘You are my servant, I have chosen you and not cast you off’; fear not, for I am with you; […]

Greater Things – Psalm 86:8-10

“There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours… For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.” Psalm 86:8, 10 In our church service yesterday, we sang “God of This City.” It’s a song I’m very familiar with, but hadn’t sung in awhile…perhaps […]

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 […]