The prophet Habakkuk saw all around him a lost world and he was saddened by it. He cried out to God honestly, asking Him why he was allowing it to happen. Yet through it all, he knew that God was in control and that one day He would intervene. How long, Lord, must I call … Continue reading God is always doing something!
The Throne Room of God (Revelation 4)… what an awesome place that must be! Sometimes when I pray, I imagine that I am being escorted in by Jesus to present my requests to the Father. As I approach, I hear the chorus of praise coming from inside. The door opens and I see the room … Continue reading Access Granted
The world today is not the way it was created to be. When God created the world, it was beautiful. He created light to overcome the darkness. He created the earth and filled it with life. He created the sun, moon, and stars to shine over the earth. And He created mankind in His image … Continue reading Future Restoration
We first see the name Jehovah Jireh (the Lord will provide) when Abraham was on his way to the altar with his son, Isaac. This was the son that God had said He would make a great nation out of. The very son that had been promised and then miraculously provided to Abraham and Sarah. … Continue reading Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide
I have a prayer journal. Actually, I have a prayer book and a prayer journal. My prayer book is full of regular, ongoing prayers that I have accumulated over the years for my life, my family, our leaders, pastors, etc. Many of them are Psalms and other Bible verses that I use to frame my prayers. My … Continue reading Prayer – I’m not on my own!
During Holy Week I often reflect on what it must have been like for Jesus’ followers. They experienced a whole lot of confusing emotions as their Lord went through His final week on earth. He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, celebrated by everyone with shouts of “Hosanna!” He shared a supper with them talking … Continue reading Still Celebrating the Risen Savior
Easter is the ultimate demonstration of hope! On the heels of what looked like the worst defeat came the best victory. Jesus' followers had bet everything on Him. They left their old lives behind to be all in with Him. Jesus had convinced them that following Him would place them on the right side of … Continue reading Easter – The Ultimate Demonstration of Hope
I keep thinking that I wish life would go back to "normal" but what does "normal" look like? And is that what God wants? After all, He has allowed us to be shaken for a reason. We've been given a new perspective and our priorities have been realigned. Where we once thought our heroes were … Continue reading Will We Be Different?
We are currently experiencing a worldwide pandemic that is altering life in America as we know it. It’s hard not to be afraid when you see the empty store shelves and hear our leaders talk about “social distancing.” I can admit that fear keeps creeping in. It comes in waves. One minute I’m amazed at … Continue reading The store shelves may be empty, but the storehouses of God are not!
When we are going through a challenging experience, the wait can be the hardest part. It's hard not to wonder where God is and why He is allowing it to happen. There are countless examples in the Bible of godly people who waited through challenging circumstances while God's plan unfolded. Noah spent years building a … Continue reading 5 Ways God Works on You While You Wait