Your Days Are Written In God’s Book

“All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God, how vast is the sum of them.” (Psalm 139:16-17) *As we begin this new year I thought it would be helpful to get a renewed view of how GodContinue reading “Your Days Are Written In God’s Book”

The Path of Blessing

“And if you do not carry your own cross and follow Me, you cannot be My disciple. But don’t begin until you count the cost.” (Luke 14:27-28a NLT) The path of blessing at times may seem elusive, yet over and over in Scripture it is clearly outlined. For example, in His sermon on the MountContinue reading “The Path of Blessing”

Rejoicing When Times Are Hard

“Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful inContinue reading “Rejoicing When Times Are Hard”

Are You Amazed?

“From His abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another.” (John 1:16 NLT) What amazes you? “Amaze” is a word we use often, yet I’m not sure we understand what it means. According to Merriam-Webster it means: “to overwhelm with wonder; astound; astonish, surprise.” Philip Yancey’s book entitled What’s So Amazing About Grace?Continue reading “Are You Amazed?”

Why Do We Neglect Prayer?

“Hear my prayer, O Lord! Listen to my cries for help! Don’t ignore my tears.” (Psalm 39:12a NLT) Sometimes we get so busy with the work of the Lord, we forget the Lord of the work, until there’s a crisis! Then He’s all we can think about. Why is it prayer is often our lastContinue reading “Why Do We Neglect Prayer?”