Make The Choice – Hebrews 4:7

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” Hebrews 4:7b I feel a bit of a weight today as I begin to write on this warning. Because how often is this the temptation? The warning applies not only to the initial calling of God’s salvation, for us to choose Him and choose […]

The War is Over – Isaiah 40:1-2

“Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity has been pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins.” Isaiah 40:1-2 Peace just seems to flow through these verses. The assurance of God that the […]

Reshaping – 1 Corinthians 7:17

“Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him.” 1 Corinthians 7:17a Reading this verse brings such encouragement to my heart. It is highlighting for me both the sovereignty of my God and the devotion to Him that is to characterize our lives. […]

Lives of Purpose – John 15:4-5

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from […]

Refuge – Psalm 16:1

“Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.” Psalm 16:1 This morning my thoughts are drawn to the faithfulness of our God when we take refuge in Him. Choosing to take refuge in our Lord is a beautiful act of faith and humility. It is a display of our belief that He will […]