After Jesus laid out the basics of how the Kingdom works and how to expect Holy Spirit to lead us, He offers keys to kingdom blessings that require our initiation. Let’s see what He has to say. Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be … Continue reading ASK – SEEK – KNOCK
As we finish out chapter 6 today, Jesus speaks to the crowd about worry compared to life in the Kingdom. In Kingdom life, worrying about material things is dishonoring to God and is a sin. To be fearful about the supply of future needs is to be guilty of unbelief. It calls into question the … Continue reading What Do You Value? Part 3 – Do Not Worry
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23-24 This past week I’ve been preparing to teach a Sunday School class with pre-assigned scripture references. Usually, I create … Continue reading ARE YOU STANDING FOR GOD?
I can't seem to get past Psalm 46:10. Holy Spirit keeps unpacking it for me. We've talked about being still, but I never realized that being still is connected with knowing God. Let's look at this again. Be Still Be still -- Look to God as your Head--Your authority person--the first One you run to … Continue reading How Can I Know God?
As I sat down to look again at the fake news, in my spirit I hear this song and my heart is lifted to the only TRUTH there is--JESUS! My life goes on in endless songAbove earth´s lamentations,I hear the real, though far-off hymnThat hails a new creation. Through all the tumult and the strifeI … Continue reading How Can I Keep from Singing?
Are you having a difficult time sorting out all the details of what is happening in our world? Has the storm of events and media put you in a place of not knowing what is true or what you need to do? Are you getting frustrated because you can't find anyone with bottom line truth … Continue reading “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus” – A New Book is Born
Joshua 1:9 begins with God's commands: Be strong Be of good courage Do not be afraid Nor be dismayed Now, He follows up with this peace producing, faith-building promise: “For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Note that LORD is capitalized. Whenever you see it all in capitals it is referring … Continue reading Take Courage Joshua 1:9 – Part 4
Years ago, while driving home in my car, I was pouring my heart out to God about the conditions of the world and how to deal with all the seeming chaos and threats. It was then that He told me, "There is never a reason to fear." It was as if Jesus spoke again to … Continue reading Take Courage Joshua 1:9 – Part 3
“His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” Psalm 91:4c This eight word phrase is full of treasures. So much is said about spiritual warfare these days. You are about to discover one of the strongest weapons we have against the enemy. Just the fact that you are digging into these studies is giving the … Continue reading Truth Shall be Thy Shield and Buckler – Psalm 91:4c
Before I began digging into the meaning behind the armor of God, I didn't realize how big the Shield of Faith is. This picture may look a bit strange to you. However, the word Shield symbolically means to shield like a door. A 'door.' Does that ring any bells with you? In John 10:17, Jesus … Continue reading What is the Shield of Faith? Armor of God Part 5