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
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
“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.
“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42 She gazed into her hot coffee, cupping the mug with her hands. “I’m just not feelin’ it”, she said. I could sense my friend’s discouragement. Years of struggling in marriage and motherhood left her disenchanted
For I am the Lord Your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 My alarm went off. Ready or not, the day was here. I knew it was coming, I just didn’t think it would get here this fast. Nor that
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. Psalm 139:8 My cell phone screen lit up, alerting me to a new message. It was a friend asking to meet for lunch. Although I enjoy spending time with her, I didn’t want to
But when you ask, you must believe and do not doubt James 1:5 My church performs an altar call at the end of every service, providing the opportunity for those who may not believe in God to make a personal commitment. It is amazing to see so many lives transformed on a weekly basis. However,
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3 I haven’t always been a morning person, but after having three boys, I found it to be the only part of the day granting peaceful silence. I rise before the sun, make my warm,
No one likes the darkness. No one willingly answers his knock at the door and invites him in. He simply invades our mind, casting shadows of doubt into the corners of our soul. He represents feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and fear. Darkness inhibits mental clarity and produces hopelessness. Many are devastated by its presence.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. I Peter 5:8 Has there ever been a time in your life when hard work and dedication paid off, improving difficult circumstances in a powerful way? Perhaps you felt like you “made it” –