Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. Deuteronomy 7:9 As with all fruit of the Spirit, God Himself is our model to study and follow … Continue reading A Promise We Can Count On
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13 What is true joy? If you had asked me years ago to define joy, I would have said it meant extreme happiness.This was my working definition … Continue reading Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart…
“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” ~John 14:27 Hours before Jesus was to be tortured on the cross and put to death and take His place at the right hand of God, … Continue reading An Unexpected Gift
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Roman 5:8 We all have this desire to love and be loved, it is in us because God is love, and we are created in His image. He breathed life into us, and in His … Continue reading Love Breaks Fear
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 I'll be the first to admit that this verse had once lost it's meaning to me. It had been said over and over and over again. I heard it … Continue reading For God So Loved the World…
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s … Continue reading The Depth of His Love
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!