I wasn’t sure what to title this post, but allow me to ramble about the topic of purpose. God made us to have purpose in this life and in the life to come. So it’s natural for us all to desire purpose. Everyone wants to be needed and feel like they are contributing in their… Continue reading Talking about purpose…
Jesus said to the Pharisees, “Listen to this eternal truth: The person who sneaks over the wall to enter into the sheep pen, rather than coming through the gate, reveals himself as a thief coming to steal. But the true Shepherd walks right up to the gate, and because the gatekeeper knows who he is, he… Continue reading Hearing God’s voice
“Lord, your name is so great and powerful! People everywhere see your splendor. Your glorious majesty streams from the heavens, filling the earth with the fame of your name! You have built a stronghold by the songs of babies. Strength rises up with the chorus of singing children. This kind of praise has the power… Continue reading What is praise and worship?
Romans 8:28 states: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” It struck me that this verse has become the catch-all verse when things don’t go right, hence it’s taken on a negative connotation. I admit I go to that verse… Continue reading Our good!
If you humble yourself in God’s awesome presence, he will eventually exalt you as you leave the timing in his hands. Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you. Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring… Continue reading Pour out your heart to God
I was praying one day and the Lord spoke this to me. It’s my hope it encourages you! “I love My church so much! You are My bride and I’m coming for you!” “I want to speak to you about worship. Hear these words of love I speak to you. Especially my body in America,… Continue reading God’s heart for the church service
I was reading Proverbs 19 the other day and verse 22 jumped out to me…“A man is charming when he displays tender mercies to others. And a lover of God who is poor and promises nothing is better than a rich liar who never keeps his promises.” This was one of those times when the Spirit starts… Continue reading Promises
I love when things in the natural world teach us about eternal things. I was out walking with a friend just as the sun was about to rise, and it was hard to distinguish if a shadow was an animal or just a shadow. As we walked along, I was thinking to myself that our… Continue reading Dark and Light
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 “Beloved brothers and sisters, we want you to be quite certain about the truth concerning those who have passed away, so that you won’t be overwhelmed with grief like many others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, we also believe that God will bring with Jesus… Continue reading Encourage one another
In a dialogue with a friend suffering from illness, we were discussing why it seems God allows bad things to happen. I was thinking today about part of that conversation and my friend said this: “The greater conflict I find, however is that of God’s allowance of these things. God is all powerful and thus,… Continue reading Does God allow bad things to happen