Wrestling to Embracing

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make straight your paths.” Psalm 46:1 says, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in...

Playing not to Lose

Scripture: 1 Cor. 9: 24-25  “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do...

Practices

Scripture: James 1:22  But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves. Matthew 7:24 “”Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house...

The Best of All

Scripture: Ps 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” 11 The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.   Reflection: This morning I wanted to dig a little...

This Present Time

Scripture:  Then Jesus turned to the crowd and said, “When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, ‘Here comes a shower.’ And you are right. When the south wind blows, you say, ‘Today will be a scorcher.’ And it is. You fools! You know how to interpret...

Follow Me

Scripture:   Phil. 4: 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. 1 Cor. 11:1  And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ. Hebrews 13:7. Remember those who led you,...

God Likes You!

Scripture: The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.’...

Pray for Haters

Scripture: “But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.  To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold...

Quiet Energy

Scripture: “To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” Col 1:29 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”  Phil 4:13 NLT Reflection: The second law of thermodynamics states...