“I have loved you, just as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love.” John 15:9 I was reading through John 15 – what is usually called the upper room discourse – spoken to the disciples by Jesus just before He was betrayed and crucified. When I read verse 9 I just stopped for… Continue reading The Father’s love for you!
There is one instance when Jesus asked His disciples for comfort, for friendship, and for support. It’s found in Matthew 26, Luke 22 and Mark 14. I’ve included all 3 accounts so that you can read it all in one place. I could write all day about the significance of this event just before Jesus… Continue reading In the time of your deepest feelings…Jesus knows how you feel.
Matthew 13 holds many parables that Jesus spoke to the multitudes. His purpose was to draw those to Him who had ears to hear and eyes to see. I was reading Mt 13 recently and two of the parables about the kingdom of heaven jumped out at me. The first is: “The kingdom of heaven is… Continue reading You are of great value to God!
If you’ve never read this part of Mark 6, give it a good read and receive something good for this day! (I’ve included the text in this post). Jesus had just done the miracle of feeding the 5000 before this part of Mark 6. Previous to that miracle was the account of the death of… Continue reading Mark 6:45-52 – trials in the storms of life
I’ve been writing about fear lately because it seems to be on the rise. Our world is full of stress, anxiety, worry, and just not knowing what’s going to happen and when. Are you anxious about tomorrow? Worried that you may not meet the demands of your life? Fearful of what “might” happen and of… Continue reading The root of worry, anxiety and fear
Fear seems to be running rampant in our world today and it’s not just terrorism, but fear of failure, rejection, poverty, being alone and being lonely, being disqualified from something, being turned down, etc. God knows exactly what troubles our hearts. He wrote about an aspect of it in Proverbs 29:25, “The fear of human… Continue reading More thoughts about fear…
Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.” “He/God” answered, not I (as in me), answered. How often do I pray and then feel that I must now go and try to answer my own prayer? He answers too, not that He just listens. There is a sense… Continue reading Fear – God wants to help us!