Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! - Philippians 4:4 One thing I've always been really good at is completely panicking whenever things seem to be getting out of control. Out of my control, that is. As long as things are going smoothly, I'm fine. But the moment something comes my way … Continue reading Rejoice!
There are so many times when I read about the Israelites' journey out of slavery and into the promised land that I see myself in their wanderings. So often I stumble across a principle that I can apply to my life today. So often that I am reminded of who God is and that he … Continue reading Time to move!
The world is going crazy! Watching the news or scrolling through the latest social media feed confirms that. But none of this surprises God. In fact, Jesus himself warned his disciples that the world would become increasingly more evil before he returns. (Matthew 24) Wars and rumors of wars. Nation rising against nation. His followers … Continue reading What to do when you feel out of control
I can do everything through him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13 If you're a Christian, you've likely heard this verse and probably even have it memorized. Chances are pretty good that even if you're not a Christian you've heard this verse somewhere. People quote it often in a variety of contexts. Admittedly, I … Continue reading The secret to contentment
I recently heard it said that God will make us his top priority if we make him ours. At first it seemed a presumptuous thing to assume. Why would the Creator of the Universe put me on the top of his list? I mean, he has a pretty long list of things to take care … Continue reading God’s Top Priority
I'm not sure if you've ever had the chance to get to know King David. The “man after God's own heart”. (1 Samuel 13:14) If you haven't, I suggest you read Samuel 1 & 2. Not only was he the great King of Israel and the ancestor of Jesus, he was also a guy that … Continue reading Hindsight
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 So I've learned a couple of important lessons so far from this … Continue reading Perfect peace
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7 I have heard this passage of Scripture many times and it is … Continue reading Do not be anxious about anything
[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 Agape love always protects. There are a few obvious ways in which this is true, such as when a husband protects his wife or a mother protects her child. But what about our love for the rest of the world? … Continue reading Agape love goes the distance
Have you ever stopped to consider that God's purpose for us is already complete? Our story has already been written! God doesn't say - "I am going to..." He says - "I have..." When God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, he said; "I have made you a father of … Continue reading Our Story Has Already Been Written