EPHESIANS 3:16 “I PRAY THAT OUT OF HIS GLORIOUS RICHES HE MAY STRENGTHEN YOU WITH POWER THROUGH HIS SPIRIT IN YOUR INNER BEING.” The apostle prays for “POWER IN YOUR INNER BEING.” I think of that as DETERMINATION, CONVICTION, EARNESTNESS, RESOLVING to do what’s right These all come from God’s Spirit and offer inner strength Read More
PSALM 39:4-5 “SHOW ME, O LORD, MY LIFE’S END AND THE NUMBERS OF MY DAYS; LET ME KNOW HOW FLEETING IS MY LIFE…EACH MAN’S LIFE IS BUT A BREATH.” Would you like to know exactly when life would end for you? I know I wouldn’t, I’d spend too much time anticipating and worrying; though there Read More
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17 “THEREFORE, IF ANYONE IS IN CHRIST, HE IS A NEW CREATION; THE OLD HAS GONE, THE NEW HAS COME!” There is something to be said about having something “brand-new.” Unfortunately new can become old quickly. If not careful, we can take the NEW for granted. Try not to ever relegate the more Read More
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