He is Trustworthy – Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 A question was asked this morning in the book I’ve been […]

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 […]

Sacrifice & Trust – Psalm 4:4-5

“Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the LORD.” Psalm 4:4-5 How often do we ponder our actions, our words, our thoughts and motivations in our own hearts, and be silent—not offering excuses, not looking for ways […]

Honored – Ruth 4:13, 17

“So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife…and the LORD gave her conception, and she bore a son… They named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.” Ruth 4:13, 17 I recently finished reading the book of Ruth. I was thinking of it this morning, and it struck me […]