Wounding Others

Today’s verse speaks about causing someone to stumble, causing a brother or sister to be wounded or defeated. We read in 1 Corinthians 8:13: “So I conclude that if my eating certain food deeply offends my brother and hinders his advance in Christ, I will never eat it again. I don’t want to be guilty … Continue reading Wounding Others

Permanent Access

Today’s verse is a great reminder for us all. Romans 5:2 says, “Our faith guarantees us permanent access into this marvelous kindness that has given us a perfect relationship with God. What incredible joy bursts forth within us as we keep on celebrating our hope of experiencing God’s glory! (TPT). Grace. How amazing?!? We have … Continue reading Permanent Access

Peripheral Issues

Today I’m wearing a shirt that says, “Keep moving forward.” I purchased this shirt because I often would write or preach the phrase, “Keep pressing forward,” so this shirt was destined to be worn by me. The concept of moving forward, pressing forward, is all about direction and movement. The direction is straight ahead. Despite … Continue reading Peripheral Issues

Each and Every

In Psalm 92:2, we read: “At each and every sunrise we will be thanking You for Your kindness and Your love. As the sun sets and all through the night, we will keep proclaiming, ‘You are so faithful!’” (TPT). You might think this sounds redundant. Depending on your particular situation, it might be very repetitive. … Continue reading Each and Every

Nurturing Love

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will be looking at God’s nurturing love (Psalm 86:15). The beginning of today’s verse describes God with words translated as merciful, full of compassion, gracious, tender, and kind. The sad truth is that many people think of God as vengeful, and avoid God because of the fear of His wrath. … Continue reading Nurturing Love

Wonders of God

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will focus on how our great God does wondrous things. The word “pala” means that something is extraordinary or surpassing. When we consider the wonders, typically we we think about the parting of bodies of water, the feeding of multitudes, the ground opening up and swallowing Korah, the manna, the … Continue reading Wonders of God

Fountain of Grace

Read Psalm 86. Today, we will focus on the Psalmist’s cry: “Bring me to Your fountain of grace” (TPT). The ESV translates this verse as: “Be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all the day” (Psalm 86:3). Whereas most Bible translations focus on the Psalmist crying out all day long, … Continue reading Fountain of Grace

From the Assembly to Facedown

Everyone continues to say 2020 is unprecedented in so many ways, and yet if we look through history, we find that there is nothing new— the same struggles we face today are the same struggles that were faced years, decades, generations before. If you know history, you are able to see the similarities. As well, … Continue reading From the Assembly to Facedown