Are You Longing for What’s in the Past?

“Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now!” (Isaiah 43:18-19 GNT) When going through a trying season it’s not unusual for us, even as a believer, to recall a periodContinue reading “Are You Longing for What’s in the Past?”

What Does It Mean That God Is Sovereign?

“Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.’ But Abram replied, ‘O Sovereign Lord, what good are all Your blessings when I don’t even have a son?’” (Genesis 15:1-2 NLT) In theContinue reading “What Does It Mean That God Is Sovereign?”

A Friend of Mine

“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” (Proverbs 17:17 NLT) True friendship is a blessing that is a rare treasure in today’s world. Friendship, like what many think of when they use the word “love,” is not “a many splendored thing,” as the old song suggests,Continue reading “A Friend of Mine”

What Is Your Legacy?

“’…For I know the plans I have for you,‘ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT) When you think of your legacy to those you’ll one day leave behind, how do you envision that “gift?” An inheritance that mayContinue reading “What Is Your Legacy?”

Why Faith In Jesus Is So Vital

“God saved you by His grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NLT) Faith is a subject that can drive wedges between peopleContinue reading “Why Faith In Jesus Is So Vital”

Have We Cheapened the Gospel?

“Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed amazing miracles and signs among the people.” (Acts 6:8 NLT) Stephen was chosen among six other men to serve the needs of the growing ministry of the early Church, so the original disciples could devote their time to teaching the word of God. Stephen, asContinue reading “Have We Cheapened the Gospel?”

For All to See

“And through your faith, God is protecting you by His power until you receive this salvation, which is ready to be revealed on the last day for all to see…You love Him even though you have never seen Him. Though you do not see Him now, you trust Him and you rejoice with a glorious,Continue reading “For All to See”

Holy for Heaven

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of thisContinue reading “Holy for Heaven”

Hope and Optimism

“Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way.” (1 Peter 3:15-16a NLT) As a Jesus follower hope is a multi-faceted confidence that centers in and focuses upon Jesus, our SaviorContinue reading “Hope and Optimism”

A Life Without Worry?

“So Potiphar gave Joseph complete administrative responsibility over everything he owned. With Joseph there, he didn’t worry about a thing – except what kind of food to eat!” (Genesis 39:6) Can you imagine a life without worry? If you can, that’s a great start to reaching your goal of a worry-free life. Worry is likeContinue reading “A Life Without Worry?”