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
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!
Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Whenever I consider these words a memory arises: When I was 4 or 5 I… Continue reading Is God there when I am afraid?
Early morning lesson: I had to drop someone off for a ride one morning this week. We left at 6 am and I had not been driving that early for quite a while. We’ve been having pretty thick fog around here lately and driving through the fog was cool and a bit nerve-wracking at the same time,… Continue reading Are you driving in the fog of life?
“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Colossians 2:6 Do you ever have times when you are reading Scripture and it feels mindless, boring, or, otherwise just filling in time? I was reading in Colossians and it was one of those times, and then the Holy Spirit stopped me at this… Continue reading Walk in grace
Human nature always wants to find a reason for things and point a finger (of blame) as to why something has happened. When we do that it sort of “lets us off the hook” and we feel better, even if only temporarily. I hear all kinds of things said today about why evil is running wild… Continue reading The evil of our day is not the believer’s fault.
“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