Too often lately it seems like the sky is falling. You’ve been there, right? We each have seasons that seem more trying than others. Usually when a few dominoes fall, it appears as if all the dominoes are going to collapse. This is when the anxiety gets high. This is when the depression settles upon … Continue reading Opportunity for Trust
Knowing about God is not the same thing as knowing God. This is where there is a great divide: between the knowing about or the truly knowing and experiencing the presence of God in your life. In 1 Corinthians 2:5, we read: “For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but … Continue reading Established Faith
Today I found myself trying to remember a time when we didn’t have Facebook or Instagram. It feels like we have always had these social media companies in our lives. As I scroll through my feed, I see so many photos of people, food, home decor, children, pets, vacations, etc. There is always the line … Continue reading True Value
How do you make decisions in life? What are your top priorities? If someone hears your words or observes your actions, what would the person say motivates you? What drives you? What keeps you focused? What moves you? What can make you change your mind? What can cause you to rethink something or to do … Continue reading Moved
Today’s verse speaks about letting doubt win. Matthew 14:31 says: “Jesus immediately stretched out His hand and lifted him up and said, ‘What little faith you have! Why would you let doubt win?’” (TPT). This response was directed to Peter who walked on water until he saw the strength of the wind and was afraid. … Continue reading Letting Doubt Win
In Mark 11:24, we read: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (ESV). This certainly is not a green light to expect you will receive every single thing you request in your prayers. When God answers our prayers, we receive a “yes” … Continue reading Your Faith Expects
My favorite Synoptic Gospel is Luke. We read Zechariah asking the angel this question: “How can I know this?” Basically, Zechariah is saying, “Hey, how can I be sure of this? How can I know that this is true?” Certainly the angel was delivering some big news that seemed highly unlikely. Zechariah and his wife … Continue reading How Can I Know This?
Over the years, many people have had “as long as” repentance. The Psalmist describes this in Psalm 78, where he speaks of a repentance that lasts only for a brief period of time while someone was in danger. How often do we see the consequences of something and then we are sorry, whereas we truly … Continue reading As Long As
I love a good shortcut. Almost every day as I drive to work, I take a shortcut. Yet there are times in life when shortcuts are not best—when the easy way isn’t the best way. When we dream about something we desire for the future, we want a shortcut to reach the dream. We want … Continue reading The Easy Way Is Not Always Best
Moses had the great task of bringing God’s people out of Egypt. He had to deal with the hard-hearted Pharaoh and the stiff-necked Israelites. The first meeting with Pharaoh caused the Israelites more burden and they were not happy with Moses—they actually wanted God to judge him for making them a stench. Moses responds by … Continue reading Why Did You Ever Send Me?