Humility gets a bum rap these days.  It’s practically become synonymous with weak or shy or frail; an easy mark; someone to be trampled.  And that is not the Biblical understanding at all.  Someone once said, “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s not thinking of yourself at all.”  A humble spirit stands in stark contrast to one puffed … Read More

God’s Plan

I’ve always thought it was interesting that God would actually have plans for me.  That the awesome God of all creation would care enough to get involved with my life!  But He does.  And He has plans for you as well.   Jeremiah 29: 11 – 13 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans … Read More

No Excuses

Romans 8: 26 – 28 This is truly amazing Scripture!  This actually gives us no excuse NOT to pray!  When we are weak and hurting and have no words, God the Spirit intercedes for us.  When we can’t think of anything to say or pray, God the Spirit searches our hearts and lives and the circumstances in our life and … Read More

You Are Not Alone

I was asked to pray for a person this week who heard the doctors says, “The tests results show it is cancer.”  With a spouse and children to care for these are scary words.  So today’s Scripture is one that speaks all of us. Isaiah 41: 10 God says, “do not fear, for I am with you; do not be … Read More

Satisfy Your Hunger

April 24th, 2016 Psalm 42: 1 – 2 Just as we hunger for food and thirst for drink on the outside (physically), so we should crave fellowship with God on the inside (spiritually).  We satisfy this inner craving through Praise and Worship of our King! The Psalmist is expressing this craving in the words of Psalm 42: 1 – 2, … Read More

Everyone Needs Comfort and Encouragement

April 23rd, 2016 II Corinthians 1: 3 – 4 Everyone, at some point in time, needs the comfort and encouragement of another. The poet wrote, “Two men looked out from prison bars, one saw mud, the other stars.” Which view best describes you today; down toward the ground or up among the stars? Paul’s 2nd letter to the Christians at … Read More

Persistent, Consistent Prayer

Matthew 7: 7 Jesus teaches about persistent, consistent prayer. God wants to hear from you daily. He loves it when we approach Him on our knees. In Matthew 7: 7 Jesus says, “Ask and it will be given to you; Seek and you will find; Knock and the door will be opened to you.” These verbs are in the present … Read More