As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. - Psalm 138:3 This verse is an incredible promise! Actually, it's two incredible promises. First of all, it reminds us that when God's children come before him in Jesus' name, he answers! He doesn't say, "Let me think about it." He knew … Continue reading God always answers prayers
"So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you...If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to … Continue reading We have all the power we need!
Love is patient, love is kind. (1 Corinthians 13:4) As I examined the first sentence of the love chapter, I reflected back on recent days of my own life. Have I been patient and kind? Well, right off the bat I know I could use a lot of refining in this area when it comes … Continue reading Patient & kind
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed... Without weakening in his faith... he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. (Romans 4:18-21) This is the kind of faith … Continue reading Against All Hope … Faith!
The Bible is full of stories of real-life people with real-life circumstances from which we can learn. Sometimes we may get a lesson in what not to do, but often we can see a good example of what we should do. One of the heroes of the Bible that really teaches us about an "all … Continue reading Wait
Every morning for me begins with a hot cup of coffee. It must. Each night my husband gets it all set up so when I wake up, there it is. It's like a refuel that I need at the beginning of each day. This morning I thought of an interesting analogy related to my morning … Continue reading Morning Coffee
"Be still, and know that I am God." - Psalms 46:10 Never stop praying. - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Do you ever notice that even when you think you've got it all figured out - the unexpected happens? This can be especially disheartening for people that like to be in control. (I would know -- I … Continue reading Let go and let God