Do You Know Who You Are?

“Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God.” (John 13:3 NLT) The setting for the above verse is the upper room where Jesus and His 12 disciples had their last Passover celebration before Jesus would be betrayed and murdered. It’sContinue reading “Do You Know Who You Are?”

Are You Reaching for the Things Money Can’t Buy?

“Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For IContinue reading “Are You Reaching for the Things Money Can’t Buy?”

A Closer Look at Gentleness

“Seek the Lord, all who are humble, and follow His commands. Seek to do what is right and to live humbly. Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you – protect you from His anger on that day of destruction.” (Zephaniah 2:3 NLT) What picture comes to mind when you hear the word “gentleness?” ThisContinue reading “A Closer Look at Gentleness”

The Glory of God

“For God, who said, ‘Let there be light in the darkness,’ has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:6 NLT) Human beings fail to recognize the glory of God in direct proportion to their unwillingnessContinue reading “The Glory of God”

When You Reach the End of Yourself

“The commander of the Lord’s army replied, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.’ And Joshua did as he was told.” (Joshua 5:15 NLT) Joshua was the man God chose to lead the children of Israel into their promised land after the death of Moses. There were two predominantContinue reading “When You Reach the End of Yourself”

Why Mary?

“’Don’t be afraid, Mary,’ the angel told her, ‘for you have found favor with God!’” (Luke 1:30 NLT) Try to imagine being a young girl, likely not more than thirteen, engaged to be married to a man your parents have chosen for you, when an angel suddenly appears to you and announces you’re going toContinue reading “Why Mary?”