Jesus said, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” Seems easy enough, right? What about your finances? Got a credit card payment that’s inching up each month? How are you going to pay it? What if you lose your job? What if something happens […]
Love your enemies.
“Love my enemies? Pray for those who persecute me? Are you sure about that, Jesus?” “Yeah, I get that it’s easy to love my family – well most of them – and my friends, but they treat me well, but my enemies? You know how they are!” “Wait, You’re saying I should get a better […]
When you go through…
Did you read that verse? Woohoo! I’m never going to drown or get burned up! I’m bulletproof! Cue the happy dance! Umm… err… no. That’s not at all what the prophet Isaiah was telling the redeemed of God. What he really said was, “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When […]
How to show Jesus you love Him
Have you ever listened to someone say they love Jesus, but then see them behaving as though they’ve never met Him? Ever heard someone declare their love for the Lord just before they launch into their juicy gossip? Saying we love Jesus isn’t enough. Not for Him. The way He knows we love Him is […]
God as CEO
Colossians 3:23-24 seems like an easy enough pill to swallow, right? We have our moments when we feel like our jobs aren’t horrible. But do we really work them as though our boss was Jesus? What would you do differently if God was the CEO where you work? If Jesus walked the job site and […]
I went on my first diet when I was 12. I was called pudgy all through my childhood. Wearing what we called junior petites wasn’t in the works for me. I jumped from straight from children’s clothes to misses sizes. My size affected me mentally and emotionally throughout my life. I was teased as a […]
A purpose that will prevail.
The Amplified Bible says this verse a little differently (Have I said how I love the clarity having the original languages translated into their full meaning brings? I really do!). “Many plans are in a man’s mind, But it is the LORD’S purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).” You know, we start […]
Practice, practice, practice!
“Practice what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and model your way of living on it, and the God of peace, of untroubled, undisturbed well-being, will be with you.” Paul said in his letter to the church at Philippi. These words follow on the heels of his admonitions about not […]
No need to compare
Holy is defined as “exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness.” This verse in 1 Samuel reminds us that there is no one as worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness as God Himself. Then there’s the declaration that there is none to compare to […]
What’s in you?
God is infinitely able to do more than I can think or imagine. He is! Hallelujah! We serve a Mighty God! Oh, wait. There’s more? Let’s read Ephesians 3:20 a little closer: Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might […]