PSALM 8:4-6 “WHAT IS MAN THAT YOU ARE MINDFUL OF HIM…AND THAT YOU CARE FOR HIM?…YOU HAVE MADE HIM RULER OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HAND. The Psalmist’s words are hauntingly humiliating and encouraging at the same time. How privileged we are to be befriended by one far superior to us and yet so blessed Read More
PSALM 56:3 “WHEN I AM AFRAID I PUT MY TRUST IN YOU.” Repeat and memorize this short verse. When you feel fear, try to write out in words what it is you fear. Repeat this affirmation often. Trust that things will work out for your benefit in the end when you follow this practice regularly.
COLOSSIANS 1:2 “GRACE AND PEACE TO YOU FROM GOD OUR FATHER.” This short benediction discloses the essence of what we need from God: GRACE AND PEACE. Grace that we feel our Father’s special manor of love and kindness toward us. Peace from God to protect us from burning out but getting inner serenity. Pray for Read More
John 1:5 “A LIGHT SHINES IN THE DARKNESS THAT THE DARKNESS CAN NOT OVERCOME.” Our world is filled with darkness, desolation and depression. But Jesus’ coming has given us light to see in the dark. The light is there, we need only accept it and let it shine in our minds and hearts. MINDS meaning Read More
1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-7 “BE JOYFUL, PRAY CONTINUALLY, GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES FOR THIS IS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU IN CHRIST JESUS.” This is the way our Lord wants us to live. Live with JOY, give THANKS for what we have and PRAY for what we NEED not just want. Very simple isn’t it?
HOSEA 6:6 “FOR I DESIRE STEADFAST LOVE AND NOT SACRIFICE, THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD…” (RV) If there were such a thing as a wish list from God, these two ideas would be among His top priorities. How are you doing with these wishes? Are you getting to know God and are you showing unselfish concern Read More
2 CHRONICLES 20:15 “THE BATTLE IS NOT YOUR BUT GOD’S.” When you are confronted with a superhuman problem remember what a godly king of Judea learned. Let the Lord fight your adversities for you. Throughout the Bible God offers to do just that. A sickness, depression, a major loss, there is no limit to what Read More
John 14:21 “HE WHO LOVES ME WILL BE LOVED BY MY FATHER AND I TOO WILL LOVE HIM AND SHOW MYSELF TO HIM.” What an awesome experience to have the Father and Jesus SHOW themselves so their PRESENCE is felt clearly. We can open up ourselves to feel their CLOSENESS by Inviting them to come Read More
ADVISE ON SUFFERING 2 CORINTHIANS 3:17 “NOW THE LORD IS THE SPIRIT AND WHERE THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS THERE IS FREEDOM.” Freedom means choices. Yet with many of us, we follow the crowd never choosing what’s best for us. Ask the Lord to help you make choices in your BEST INTEREST, not choices Read More
LUKE 7:47 “I TELL YOU, HER MANY SINS HAVE BEEN FORGIVEN-FOR SHE LOVED MUCH, BUT HE WHO HAS BEEN FORGIVEN LITTLE LOVES LITTLE.” Jesus contrasts a woman of many sins to Simon, a Pharisee. Both are forgiven by Jesus but the greater sinner appreciates it more and can show more love. Appreciate what God forgives Read More