Psalm 142 – being honest with God

“I cry aloud with my voice to the Lord; I make supplication with my voice to the Lord.” (vs 1) “I cry aloud”…Why are we so often afraid to actually speak out loud to God? And the word there really means to shriek from anguish or danger. Are we worried that if He really knew what we… Continue reading Psalm 142 – being honest with God

The healing in John 5 … continued

This is a continuation from the previous writing “The healing in John 5” (you  might want to read that before reading this) about the man who had been sick for 38 years that Jesus healed, right in the place of his sickness and when healing seemed impossible. The Holy Spirit records for us at the… Continue reading The healing in John 5 … continued

Romans 5 – the grace of our salvation

In the book of Romans, chapter 5:6-8 it says this, “For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in… Continue reading Romans 5 – the grace of our salvation

The healing of a man sick for 38 years in John 5

“Now there is in Jerusalem by the sheep gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew Bethesda, having five porticoes (porches or colonnades). In these lay a multitude of those who were sick, blind, lame, and withered, (waiting for the moving of the waters; for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons… Continue reading The healing of a man sick for 38 years in John 5

Unanswered Prayer – (Mt 26:36-46, Mk 14:32-42, Lk 22:39-46)

You might ask why I’m dealing with unanswered prayer in relation to receiving, but there’s a connection, and I believe it’s a strong one. One of the main reasons we pray is to receive something. We ask for something we need/want, knock on a door we’d like to see open, seek something we just like… Continue reading Unanswered Prayer – (Mt 26:36-46, Mk 14:32-42, Lk 22:39-46)

1 John 3:18-22 – what loving in deed and truth means

“My little children, let us not love in word, or in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him. For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our… Continue reading 1 John 3:18-22 – what loving in deed and truth means

Psalm 125:1 – what trusting God really means

“Those that trust in the Lord are as Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.”  I used to read this verse and many verses like it, and come away feeling as if I would never be able to trust God enough to feel the sort of security and confidence that this verse speaks… Continue reading Psalm 125:1 – what trusting God really means

Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word

Have you ever wanted to read the Bible and felt a twinge of fear or distress, wondering if you were going to find yet one more thing wrong with you that needed fixing? Have you ever felt a sense of drudgery and duty in reading His word? You know reading the Word is what Christians… Continue reading Proverbs 3:1-6 – how we approach God’s word

Sarah – God’s gift of grace

I’d like to share some insights into the life of Abraham’s wife, Sarah.  Sarah is known for having the child of promise, Isaac; the child who came after her womb was dead. But I was thinking about Sarah in relation to receiving from God. I think there’s more to her life than meets the eye.… Continue reading Sarah – God’s gift of grace

John 4 – the woman at the well

In John 4 we find the record of a woman who came to a well to draw water at a time of day when no one else was around. We read there that she came alone because she didn’t want to hear the gossip of the other women (about her). She had a reputation of… Continue reading John 4 – the woman at the well