“Did the devil really steal your joy, or did you tell him he could hold it until God let you have your way?” Derron E. Short I read that statement just four days after a devastating loss. On day 3 of this past 21 Days of Prayer we had a miscarriage. We'd been believing … Continue reading I am Satisfied
"I went away full, but the LORD has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi? The LORD has afflicted me; the Almighty has brought misfortune upon me." Ruth 1:21 This verse indicates to me that Naomi believed in God, but thought God had turned against her. Her life had certainly turned very different from … Continue reading When All Seems Lost
The Proverbs 31 woman is definitely a planner who anticipates and meets all the needs of her household and wants the very best for them. When it snows she has no fear because all of her household are clothed in scarlet. She makes sure they are clothed with the warmest clothing possible for the cold winter. When … Continue reading She Has No Fear
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ~Romans 5:8 This semester we will be digging deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). So let's start with the first attribute: Love. The first thing that pops into my mind is the image of … Continue reading He Loves Me!
"I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love." John 15:9 As I sit here writing, I'm recalling conversations I've had over the last week with a few friends, each that are walking through something heartbreaking. My heart is aching as I lift them up in prayer; my spirit is … Continue reading Remain In His Love
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NLT Bill Johnson preached a sermon about how God rewards those who diligently seek him. He spoke from Chapter 11 of Hebrews near … Continue reading Reward
I was listening to a sermon podcast yesterday when something the preacher said gave me pause: if you think about it, you aren’t still struggling with the same things you were ten years ago. His point was that the struggles we face seem so big when we are in them, but with the passing of … Continue reading Ten Year-old Fears