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?
Psalm 100:3 reads: “And realize what this really means—we have the privilege of worshiping the Lord our God. For He is our Creator and we belong to Him. We are the people of His pleasure (TPT). The ESV translates it this way: “Know that the LORD, He is God! It is He who made us, … Continue reading The Privilege of Worshiping
Read Hebrews 4:1-11. We have a promised rest — a promise to enter God’s rest. What a wonderful promise! On the seventh day, God rested from all of His works. He wasn’t tired. He didn’t need to rest. He displayed for us the beauty of this gift of rest, this rest that He offers us. … Continue reading Promise of Rest
When you look back on the years past, what is the same? It amazes me when I consider all of the changes that have occurred over the years. Things are continuously changing in our lives. This happened long before COVID-19 came on the scene. I remember in high school, I was editor of the school … Continue reading Enduring Works
Our concept of prayer can get a little skewed as we age. When we are younger, if we know Jesus, we are more apt to simply pour out our heart. Whatever we have on our hearts we share. As we get older, we are “taught” how to pray. We see people praying in a certain … Continue reading Before I Even Whisper
Read Psalm 86. Today’s verse says: “Lord, you are so good to me, so kind in every way and ready to forgive” (v. 5a TPT). Today, we will focus on how God is “ready to forgive,” and look closely at the forgiveness of God. God is good and kind and He is ready to forgive. … Continue reading Forgiveness of God
I’m currently reading through the Book of Numbers and I had to stop at today’s verses and reread it a few times. It’s not a verse you will likely see on a t-shirt or shared on social media, but it reminded me of our need to be in step with the Lord. Isn’t that what … Continue reading In Step
Consider how often you pray. Do you pray only when you are in church? Do you pray before meals? Do you pray only when you need something? Maybe you pray every morning or every evening. Consider your prayer life. The Psalmist speaks of prayer life as just that – his life. For some, this may … Continue reading My Prayer, My Life
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?
We live in a broken world, a world filled with pain and suffering and things that are not right. From the very beginning, when God created the world, He foreknew that sin would enter the world. He knew that brokenness would be a way of life for us. He knew that nothing could be done … Continue reading Stooping Down in Gentleness