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?
Our world is in crisis mode and many are turning to Psalm 91 for help. While I wrote about this psalm years ago, I feel compelled to bring it into the light for review. It's going to take some time. It will not be a microwave meal but it will equip you for years to … Continue reading Where Are You Dwelling? Psalm 91:1a
Yesterday, we looked at the Belt of Truth, and today we are going to discover what it means to wear the Breastplate of Righteousness. Law enforcement personnel often wear flack vests--a type of breastplate. It is worn for protection or defense. But most of us have never worn a breastplate. Still, in Ephesians 6:14b, God … Continue reading What is the Breastplate of Righteousness? Armor of God Part 3
When God gives you an amazing gift, it's often easy to grab the gift with excitement and start running to share it. And what is even more of a blessing is to watch others also receive your gift with joy. Soon, if you are like me, you create a pattern of giving. You know it … Continue reading Confessions of a Recovering Christian Workaholic
Our agenda, rarely, if ever, mirrors what God has on His. Since I’ve run ahead of Him so many times or lagged behind, in March 2015, I asked the Lord for His vision. His answer still stands true today. Listen as you read and see if He is saying the same to you. Stay near … Continue reading Monday Manna – You tell Me your dreams and I’ll tell you Mine
I was in prayer one morning in September 2016, when Holy Spirit started speaking to me about a chess game. I believe we are in the middle of it now. That there’s never been a time like this before. That each piece has been weighed and measured with digital precision. Nothing out of sync. Nothing … Continue reading Monday Manna–We Are in the Middle of a Holy Chess Game
It was May 2008. Our home had been on the market for some time but there was little sign of it selling. I was asking the Lord again about the timing and delay: “Lord are You waiting on our cooperation in some way or are there other factors?” “It’s My wisdom to wait." He said. … Continue reading Monday Manna – Attitude Adjustment Needed
We often wonder if we've heard God clearly. Are the things He spoke to us ever going to happen? Almost ten years ago now God spoke this to me and I can tell you, "He is faithful to His word." Regardless of who you are, God's vision of you and for you are so much … Continue reading Monday Manna – Hold on to My Word
Last week as I wrote about the power of God's word, Holy Spirit sent me to Psalm 33. As I wrote then, He stopped me on verse 4 and started speaking to me prophetically. Today we are going to take a look at the first part of that verse. For the word of the LORD … Continue reading The Word of the LORD is Right – Focus 4