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LISTEN TO GOD

“Now then, my children, listen to me; pay attention to what I say.” Proverbs 7:24 The United States Government doesn’t teach Treasury agents to detect counterfeit bills by having them study fakes. They show these agents real dollars over and over and over until they have the pattern memorized. Then, when a counterfeit is put … Continue reading

GOD’S DISCIPLINE

“For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29Someone has said, “If you are looking for a leader to follow, find someone with a limp.” The wounded in life are those who have learneddifficult lessons through suffering. Do not resist the Shepherd’s rod of correction. Is the wounding painful? Indeed. Does it seem that you … Continue reading

THE CHOICES WE MAKE

“Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose.” Psalm 25:12 You are free to choose. You are not free, however, not to choose. Then, after you make a choice, your choice chooses for you. There are consequences for your choices – always. If you choose … Continue reading

THE LORD HAS PREPARED US FOR SERVICE

“After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you —for I will be going through Macedonia. Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. For I do not want to see you now and make only … Continue reading

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY FOR YOU

“To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy.” Jude 24 Have you fussed and fumed through life’s challenges, wondering if the Sovereign Creator of the Universe was on vacation? Consider: The God who hung the stars, the God who … Continue reading

GOD CARES FOR YOU – HE WILL LIFT YOU UP

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:6-7 When God brought us into this universe, He did not make us to abandon us. When God finished His first creation, He stepped back and … Continue reading

WE ARE HIS WITNESSES

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another —and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Hebrews 10:24-25) “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, … Continue reading

OVERCOMING THE EVIL ONE

“I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19 A police officer weighing 160 pounds may effectively stand before a tanker truck and, with an uplifted hand, say, “Stop, in the name of the law.” The police officer … Continue reading

GOD’S CHILDREN / HIS PLAN FOR US

“Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” 1 John 3:2 If Jesus is Lord of your life, then not only is your entire … Continue reading

WHEN WE LOSE A LOVED ONE

Last night my mother went home to be with Jesus.  She was 96 and her health was declining fast. When we lose a loved one, there is only one message that is important – GOD LOVES US! He proved His love by sending His Son to the cross to die for our sins. That leaves … Continue reading