He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews,he proceeded to seize Peter also. Acts 2-3a Can you accept God’s will when His answer is no? If you are praying in God’s will, He will always answer you when
I have summoned you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1 In the entertaining Disney movie, Moana, a young girl voyages to save her people from famine and the darkness threatening to destroy her island. Her quest is to find the demigod, Maui, who has stolen the heart of the goddess Te Fiti and convince
Today, I’d like to share an excerpt from the Experiencing God Day by Day Devotional. It lends insight into the character of Jesus regarding His “meekness” and how it doesn’t equal “weakness”. Let me know what you think! “The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth.” Matthew 5:5 In popular thinking the term
It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. Psalm 18:32 I hit the snooze button for the third time. I’ve gotta get up this time, I thought. Hadn’t the last 18 minutes of extra sleep done the trick? I was in a funk. A funk of fatigue. Despite my seemingly unchanged
And without faith, it is impossible to please God Hebrews 11:6 “Take me back, mommy. Take me back!” My son pointed to the pool stairs on which he was sitting before I took him into deeper waters. Despite my secure embrace and the life jacket fastened across his chest, he was frightened to leave
Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Mark 14:38 Do you ever wonder why Eve took that first bite? What could have caused her to second-guess the God of the universe; her Creator; the One who loved her completely? The tree of
The Holy Spirit will give you the words to say at the moment when you need them. Luke 12:12, the VOICE I found myself in unfamiliar territory. Something I had previously been passionate about wasn’t even peeking my interest. After falling in love with writing, I looked forward to weekly blog posts. It wasn’t
Old habits are hard to break. They’re like a well worn path we’ve taken a million times. It’s familiar. Predictable. And despite the fact that it may not be the most direct route, it’s the way we choose to go. My well worn path was lined with negative self-talk. I’m a failure. I’m unlovable. I’m
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 We all have them – those moments we are not proud of. The times we lose it on our children despite our best efforts to be patient in hopes of setting an example of emotional control.
“Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, who fears God and turns away from evil?” Job 1:8 It was back. The sound of wind blowing in my ear. No, I wasn’t driving in the car, windows down. I wasn’t at the beach.