2021-07-22

Heaven in view

We are afflicated in every way, but not crushed (2cor4:8). Have you ever noticed that the person who keeps Heaven in view are those who remain calm...

2021-07-21

Intercession prayers

(Jesus) is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them (heb7:250. In our lives we are ...

2021-07-20

Trust

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust (psm40:4). There is a story that is told of a small boy who was given a five dollar bill. He took t...

2021-07-18

Being an example of Christ

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jews, then to the Gentile ...

2021-07-15

Don't Quit!

“Even now,” declares the Lord,”return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning” (joel2:12). How often, when we fail in life...

2021-07-14

The Power of Prayer

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God (luke6:12). Prayer we are told is simply a petition ...

2021-07-13

Focus

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord al the days of my life (psm27:4). Have you ever noticed...

2021-07-11

Choices

Then the king… rejected the advise of the elders (2chr10:13). We are told that King Rehoboan stubbornly rejected the advise of his nationals elders...

2021-07-10

Burden bearer

Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ (gal6:2). Sadly, we never know how heavy a persons burden is until we have experienced ...

2021-07-09

Are you ready?

Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back- whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooste...

2021-07-08

From glory to glory

We… are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory (2cor3:18). Have you heard the comparison- you can take a pig, clean it up, spray...

2021-07-06

The choice is ours

The Lord our God is righteous in everything he does (dan9:14). The Bible tells us that God is loving and merciful, and this is absolutely true. But...

2021-07-05

Grace

My grace is sufficient for you (2cor12:9). We read about how the apostle Paul asked God to remove his thorn in the flesh, but God reply was, “My gr...

2021-07-04

Humble yourself in prayer

If My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven (2...

2021-07-03

Waiting

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord (psm27:14). Waiting- we get impatient when our drive thru line is too long or if ...

2021-07-02

The Holy Spirit

The Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me (jhn15:26). Have you ever wondered who the Spirit of Truth really is? Somet...

2021-07-01

Beliefs of the world

The Father himself loves you because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God (jhn16:27). We live in a world today that looks at Ch...

2021-06-30

Suit-up

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowl around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour (1pt5:8). After the attacks of 9/...

2021-06-29

Today’s struggles

He mounted the cherubim and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind (2sam22:11). What struggles are you facing today? Are you face the storm of gr...

2021-06-28

Sufficient grace

God chose the foolish things of this world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of this world to shame the strong (1cor1:27). We are told t...

2021-06-27

Busyness

Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from with in him (jhn7:38). One of the greatest tool Satan use...

2021-06-26

Worshipping Christ

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the...

2021-06-24

Looking for love in all the wrong places

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power together with all saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is...

2021-06-23

Discover Jesus

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched- this ...

2021-06-22

God’s Grace

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ (1cor1:3). Our Christian lives are not motivated by a list of do’s and don’ts,...

2021-06-21

God’s timing

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us (1jhn5:14). We know this to be true- ...

2021-06-20

Light, greater than darkness

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world(jhn1:9). Jesus said of Himself, “I am the light of the world”(jhn8:12). Whic...

2021-06-18

Jesus the light of the world

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world(jhn1:9). Jesus said of Himself, “I am the light of the world”(jhn8:12). Whic...

2021-06-17

One

I and the Father are one (jhn10:30). If you want to know what’s on the mind of God, look at Jesus. If you want to know the will of God, look to Jes...

2021-06-16

Our privilege in Christ

For through him we both have access to the Father by one spirit (eph2:18). Have you ever seen a royal wedding? I can remember watching the wedding ...

2021-06-15

God’s empowering power

I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word(psm119:25). I’m not sure what you may be facing right now, the difficulties that...

2021-06-14

Dont give up!

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righ...

2021-06-13

Sins against God

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise (psm51;17). We are told that sin has its pleasu...

2021-06-13

Sins against God

The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise (psm51;17). We are told that sin has its pleasu...

2021-06-12

Staying faith

Yet I am not ashamed, because I know who I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day (2tim...

2021-06-11

Short on time

No man knows when his hour will come: as fish are caught in a cruel net… so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them (eccl9:1...

2021-06-10

No mores

No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and...

2021-06-09

Choose Hope

Record my lament; list my tears on your scroll- are they not in your record?(psm56:8). King David was in great distress. He wrote this passage whil...

2021-06-08

God is good

Surely God is good (psm73:1). Our God is good… it doesn’t matter if you believe this or not. It doesnt matter if we choose to believe this, it does...

2021-06-06

It does not matter

Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you(acts13:38). Think about it… did you know...

2021-06-05

Fear not

This is what the Lord says…”Fear nor, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine”(isa1:1). Have you been crying out to God ...

2021-06-03

All things work together

God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made prefect (heb11:40). There is no question in my mind- somet...

2021-06-02

Walking by faith

For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but one of power and strength and love and discipline (2tim1:7). Living the Christian life requires ...

2021-06-01

Rest

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me besides quite waters (psm23:1-2). Rest is defi...

2021-05-30

All is well

In the year that King Uzziah died,I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted (isa6:1). Are you living out a picture you never dreamed you ...

2021-05-28

The Holy Spirit’s power

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witness in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and to the ends o...

2021-05-27

Unbreakable Gift

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed you were marked in Him with a ...

2021-05-26

Beauty

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment (1pt3:3). Where does our beauty come from? Are we beautiful because we have the ideal body type,...

2021-05-25

Evil in the hearts of men

The hearts of men, moreover are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live (eccl9:3). Doesn’t this sound like any headline i...

2021-05-24

The Antichrist

As you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have come (1jhn2:18). The Bible warns us that the Antichrist will come in...

2021-05-23

Prayer is…

Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do (jhn14:13). Webster defines “prayer” as an earnest request or wish. But prayer is so much more- our pra...

2021-05-20

The charge of angels

His angels…keep you in all your ways (psm9:11). The Bible refers to “angels” and “angel” at least 297 times. Angels, God’s unseen entities are acti...

2021-05-19

Watch and pray

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing but the body is weak (mt26:41). We are told that there is a direct ...

2021-05-18

Sin is sin

To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech (prov8:13). Have you ever noticed how we judge sin?...

2021-05-17

Our position in Christ

Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent (jhn17:3). Our greatest source of strength in ...

2021-05-16

Draw near to God

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (jms4:8). There is a cute story that is told that I think applies to many of us: A little girl was pr...

2021-05-15

Bigger than you think

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own goodness (2pt1:3). We...

2021-05-13

Our Comforter

I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away, the Counselor willl not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you (jhn16:7)....

2021-05-12

The Key

I will sing to the Lord, for he has been good to me(psm13:6). We are told that praise is often the key that turns our defeats into victories- even ...

2021-05-11

Praise or questions

Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just (duet32:3-4). We are told that the most power...

2021-05-10

Comfort Zone

Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go(josh1:9). You know the ...

2021-05-09

Praising God first

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness (lam3:...

2021-05-08

Misconceptions of a Christian

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (phil4:13). It is one of the biggest misconceptions of becoming a Christian… that all of life...

2021-05-06

Preparing a place

If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again (jhn14:3). C.S.Lewis said,”Hope is one of the theological virutes.” He stated that a continu...

2021-05-05

Expectations and patience

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and your dominion endures through generations. The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving towards a...

2021-05-01

Bouquet

In a loud voice the sang: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise !”...

2021-04-28

Holy Spirit

When he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and tell you...

2021-04-27

Solid Rock

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statues of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple (psm19:7). Have you ever been to...

2021-04-26

God knows us by name

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne: Through she may forget, I will not forget you! See I ...

2021-04-25

The power found in the Word of God

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2tim3:16-17). The Bible tells us that...

2021-04-24

Trusting Jesus

I trust in your unfailing love;my heart rejoices in your salvation (psm13:5). Jesus is never offended by our confusion- He is never offended by our...

2021-04-22

Sharing what you have learned

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they he...

2021-04-21

Title vs. testimony

We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to b...

2021-04-20

Creator of the big and small things

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (gen1:1). The Bible’s tells us that God is our creator. He has created the big things like t...

2021-04-19

Happiness vs. joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is...joy (gal5:2). Have you eve noticed that the word joy has almost disappeared for our Christian vocabulary. And I th...

2021-04-18

Where is our hope?

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you?(psm75:25). Have you been there... the unexpected phone call of a loved o...

2021-04-16

Prayer first or last?

Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full (jhn16:24). It has been said that our prayers bring heavenly resources upon our situation. “In...

2021-04-15

Who do you say I am?

Who do you say that I am?(mt16:15). The great Christian author C.S.Lewis once pointed out that there are only four possible conclusions we can reac...

2021-04-14

Speaking Words of life not death

And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation (eph1:13). Our words have tremendous power- pow...

2021-04-13

Where is our focus?

I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do(jhn17:4). God has given each of us work to do, just as He gave His Son, ...

2021-04-12

Fear or peace

The Lord is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life- whom shall I be afraid?(psm27:1). I live in a coas...

2021-04-11

A willing Christian

When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me (jhn1...

2021-04-10

More than when you started

If(his gif) is encouraging let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously (rms12:8). We are told that Jes...

2021-04-09

Discerning the future

Trust in God; Trust also in me... I am going there to prepare a place for you (jhn14:1-2). Have you ever noticed how much other’s try to discern th...

2021-04-07

Somehow

If the Lord delights in a mans way, he makes his steps firm (psm37:23). Maybe you have it, “Somehow will make it” or maybe, “Somehow it will turn o...

2021-04-06

The “why” questions

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life(jn11:25). We have all been there, the hardships of life have caused even the strongest Christ...

2021-04-05

The grace of God

Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong (hab1:13). What is the grace of God? There have been many book written and sermon...

2021-04-04

A lot can happen in three days

I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified (mt28:5). One the third day after Christ’s death, the Bible tells us,”And behold, there was a great Ea...

2021-04-03

Marked with a seal

Having believed, you were marked with in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit(eph1:13). God has placed a seal in the heart of those who have r...

2021-04-01

The are of God

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (psm90:2). Have you ever wonde...

2021-04-01

I am the vine

I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he pr...

2021-03-30

I am the vine

I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he pr...

2021-03-28

He knows!

Come to Me... and I will give you rest (mt11:28). I think we forget that as much as Jesus is fully God, He is also fully man. That means He has cal...

2021-03-27

Words

The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity (jms3:6). Words have tremendous power. God spoke the universe into existence. Jesus cursed the fig tree. ...

2021-03-26

Serving our Lord

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us (psm90:17). Are we taking our service to the Lord seriously?...

2021-03-25

Building mansions

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven (mt6:20). There is a story that is told of a old man, a great man of God. He summoned his grandson to com...

2021-03-22

Don’t be afraid, ashamed or apathetic for the cause of Christ

God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but the spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline (2tim1:7). The apostle Paul taught Timothy, his “...

2021-03-21

Where’s your focus?

The Lord appeared to him and said, I am the God of your father Abraham, Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you (gen26:24). Fear it d...

2021-03-19

Trust

Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me (jhn4:1). The cure for fear is faith. Have you ever laid in bed and couldn’t get ...

2021-03-18

Hope

You will keep perfect peace in him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in you (isa26:3). Have you ever been in a crisis? The reason a crisis ...

2021-03-17

Running on empty

Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live (isa55:3). Have you ever had to be somewhere, only to realize your car is almost out of g...

2021-03-14

Waiting on the Lord

I wait for you O Lord; you will answer, O Lord my God (psm38:15). Maybe you are like me and you hate to wait (maybe not)- especially when you are w...

2021-03-12

Life without fear

I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints (psm85:8). As we approach the one year mark of the Covid p...

2021-03-11

Faith mode

You, O Lord, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling (psm116:8). Triumph is a way of life, not a isolated inc...

2021-03-09

A few good men

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls(mt13:45). The slogan,”Looking for a few good men,” is not just for the U.S....

2021-03-08

Steadfast and trusting in the Lord

A righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord (psm112:6-8). Have you e...

2021-03-07

Feeling weak...pray!

The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making the simple wise (psm19:7). Have you ever woke u...

2021-03-05

The power of the Word of God

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness (2tim3:16). Our glorious God took the ...

2021-03-04

Sword of the Word

Jesus said to him, “Away from Me, Satan! For it is writing: Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only”(mt4:10). The Word of God tells us to put...

2021-03-03

Trusting in unfailing love

I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation (psm13:5). Jesus is not offended by our confusion or our questions. He know our...

2021-03-02

Prayers must mean something to us

Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (mk11:24). It has been said that before our prayers ca...

2021-02-28

Questions of faith

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me (mt11:29). Have you ever known or have had the experienced someone who asked a lot of questions about God a...

2021-02-27

Christ who gives hope

He will give his angels charge over you to guard you in all your ways (psm91:11). There is a story that is being told of a poor Chinese women who w...

2021-02-26

A job well done

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters (col3:23). Have you ever noticed that God has given...

2021-02-24

Our home in Heaven

There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away (rev21:4). Up until a couple of years ago we...

2021-02-23

Teaching the next generation

These commandments that I give you are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you wal...

2021-02-22

Big and small challenges

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (gen1:1). Have you ever thought of this, the very first verse in the Bible tells us that o...

2021-02-21

Give an account

So then,each of us will give an account of himself to God (rms14:12). Most of us have noticed our world is in chaos. Evil seems to be winning and w...

2021-02-20

Heaven’s standards

There is none righteous, no not one (rms3:10). Do you know or maybe have met someone who believes that their good deeds will outweighs their bad de...

2021-02-19

Learning from others

These things happened to them as example and were written down as warning for us (1cor10:11). Have you ever wondered why God included real-life, fl...

2021-02-18

Reaching the loss

When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regards to sin and righteousness and judgement (jhn16:8). How can we relate to the loss that J...

2021-02-15

In this world you will have trouble

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!(jhn16:33). Have you ever wondered why some people seem to suffer mo...

2021-02-14

Feed my sheep

Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name, welcomes me (mk9:37). You know the story, it was after Christ was resurrected. His discip...

2021-02-12

God sees us

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight (heb4:13). Have you ever wondered if those that have died and gone to Heaven know what happens o...

2021-02-11

Sharing your faith

When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father...he will testify about me (jhn15:26). When was the last time you spoke up for Je...

2021-02-09

Revelation the book of encouragement

Blessed is the one who reads the word of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time...

2021-02-08

Sharing your testimony

Then Paul and Barnabus answered them boldly: We had to speak the word of God to you (acts13:46). Have you ever been in a position where you wanted ...

2021-02-06

Saltiness

You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness... It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out (mt5:13). Have you...

2021-02-05

Are you serving the Lord?

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and truth (1jhn3:18). The question has to be asked... Are you serving the Lord...

2021-02-03

Let God control your life

This is God,our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death (psm48:18). There is a story that is told of a little girl whose father wa...

2021-02-02

Choosing life

I have set before you life and death... therefor choose life (deut30:19). Lets suppose God decided to remove all evil from the earth (but somehow m...

2021-01-31

Hanging in the balance

The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man would speak with a friend (ex33:11). We are told that communication is a building block to any...

2021-01-30

Honoring God

He...will greatly honor those who acknowledge him (dan11:39). If you live in Florida- chances are that you know of or remember a college football p...

2021-01-29

Absolute truth

I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me (jhn14:6). You hear it everywhere, it’s even taught in our scho...

2021-01-28

Be transformed

Do not be conformed to things of this world, but be transformed (rms12:2). Have you ever noticed that the casual Christian (one who has accepted Ch...

2021-01-26

Helping others

love one another as I have loved you (jhn15:12). There is a prayer that was written by Saint Francis of Assisi concerning our search for the secret...

2021-01-25

Never changing God

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (psm9:1). It has been said that the only certainty ...

2021-01-24

God’s guiding steps

If the Lord delights in a mans way, he makes his steps firm (psm37:23). You know the expressions or maybe you have used them yourself, ”Somehow we ...

2021-01-22

The lost are watching

But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live him must walk as ...

2021-01-21

No fear in love

There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear (1jhn4:18). We are told that the world of Christ’s day was filled with fear. The Roman lea...

2021-01-20

A few good men

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us (psm90:17). The slogan for the U.S.Marines is,”looking for a...

2021-01-18

Walking by faith

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and other prisoners were listening to them (acts16:25). As Christians were are...

2021-01-17

Mastering your focus

I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you 9gen26:24). Have you ever had a panic attack? I have, it...

2021-01-15

Where’s your faith?

Fo not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me (jhn14:1). We are told that the antidote to fear is faith. When we lay in bed and...

2021-01-14

Divine appointment

Give ear and come to me; hear me, that your soul may live (isa55:3). Have you ever had to be somewhere in a hurry- only to discover your gas tank i...

2021-01-13

Waiting...

I wait for you, O Lord; you will answer O Lord my God (psm38:15). Waiting... who likes waiting- not me and probably not you either. We live in a ti...

2021-01-12

Empowering faith

I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints (psm85:8). When we look around at the lost in this world, ...

2021-01-11

Tuning into the voice of God

Pay attention, Job, and listen to me; be silent, and I will speak (job33:31). Have you ever been on a long road trip and found yourself in a area t...

2021-01-10

A fine pearl

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for a fine pearl (mt13:45). We are told that God is looking for a few good men and women. T...

2021-01-08

Faith or fear

A righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news... His heart is secure, he will have no fear (psm112:6-8). Have you ev...

2021-01-07

Personal revival

The Lord looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God (pam13:2). Just when we think things sh...

2021-01-06

Book of Life

If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire (rev20:15). To some this verse may seem very scary....

2021-01-05

God’s will be done

Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done(lk22:42). What challenges are you facing? What does this year...

2021-01-04

Be an encourager

Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of His love (jnh13:1). What overwhelming need do you have? What trou...

2021-01-03

Genuine faith

These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold... may be proved genuine (1pt1:7). Have you ever wondered why God allows us to suffer...

2021-01-01

Songs of deliverance

You shall surround me with songs of deliverance (psm32:7). There is a old story told of a old sheepherder who had a violin- but it was out of tune....

2020-12-31

Nerver changing God

I, the Lord do not change (mal3:6). We know our God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. And we can take great comfort in this, knowing that ...

2020-12-30

Comfort to others

Blessed be the God... of all comfort (2cor1:3). Have you ever wondered “Why?” Why, we have faced such great hardships in life... Why did my loved o...

2020-12-28

Turkey’s vs Eagles

He mounted the cheribin and flew; he soared on the wings of the wind (psm18:10). In the whirlwinds of life, I have to admit that sometimes I’m a em...

2020-12-27

Ambassador’s of Christ

You are the Christ. The Son of the living God (mt16:16). Christ came as God’s ambassador (someone sent as a official representative), to tell us of...

2020-12-26

Abundant Life

I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (jhn10:10). As we celebrate Christmas let us remember that it is not...

2020-12-24

In the mood for Christmas

We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, the One who is and who was, because you have taken your great power and begun to reign (rev11:17). Do you...

2020-12-23

God with us

The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son and they will call him Immanuel- which means, “God with us”(mt1:23). This year in our wo...

2020-12-22

More than just a good man

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him(1jhn4:9). The world today will...

2020-12-20

Shinning Star

They went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stoped over the place where the child was(mt2:9). This t...

2020-12-17

Your Father knows

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him (mt6:8). It has been said one of the greatest barriers of our faith is our unwillingness to be m...

2020-12-16

The salvation of Christ

Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved(acts16:31). Have you ever wondered how much it took to work your way to Heaven? I mean how many de...

2020-12-15

Living in faithfulness

Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart (prov3:3). We know the Apostle Philip ...

2020-12-14

Goodness and greatness

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know (jer3:3). It has been said that the great football coac...

2020-12-13

Salt and light...

You are the salt of the earth... You are the light of the world (mt5:13-14). What are life’s basic questions- “What is the purpose of life? What ha...

2020-12-11

The throne of God

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace (heb4:16). Have you ever had someone say to you,”My problem is to small to pray about-God has m...

2020-12-10

Knowing and doing God’s will

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you (psm32:8). Over the years I have taken part in ma...

2020-12-09

Work unto the Lord

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him (col3:17). Have ...

2020-12-08

He knows our needs

Your Father knows what you need before you ask (mt6:8). Have you ever wondered... “if God knows all my needs- then why bother praying?” Maybe even ...

2020-12-06

God’s care for us

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion (psm116:5). Some may think that God only cares about things like heaven and hell,...

2020-12-05

Vine and branches

I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing (jhn15:15...

2020-12-03

Fear

There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear (1jhn4:18). Fear... our world is full of it. We live in fear of everything, and this year ...

2020-12-02

Sure foundation

He will be sure foundation for your times... the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure (isa33:6). We live in a world full of confusion and m...

2020-11-30

With us always

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (mt28:20). When we are facing the troubles and trial of life... do we truly believe tha...

2020-11-29

The Book of Life

If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown in he lake of fire (rev20:15). For some these words might scare you, for ...

2020-11-25

Change that only God can give...

The Spirit of the Lord will come upon you in power, and you will prophesy with them; and you will change into a different person (1sam10:6). Have y...

2020-11-24

By grace we are saved

It is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and not from yourselves, it is a gift of God (eps2:8). We are told that every star in the sky mo...

2020-11-22

The grace of God

We conduct ourselves in the world ... by the grace of God (2cor1:12). In our times of troubles and trials is God grace really sufficient? Yes... bu...

2020-11-20

Hope

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ (titus2:13). When Christ returns judgement w...

2020-11-20

Christ’s return

I will come back and take you to be with me (jhn14:3). The Christian author C.S.Lewis has given us three reasons why people don’t want to believe i...

2020-11-18

Peace in a uncertain world

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all things will be given to you as well (mt6:33). How are we spending our time? Our money? Wh...

2020-11-17

The Holy Spirits duties

When (the Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement (jhn16:8). God Himself come to live withi...

2020-11-15

Now is the time of salvation

When (blind Bartimaeus) heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he begun to cry out and say, ”Jesus, Son of David have mercy on me!” (Mark10:47) . It ...

2020-11-14

Salt and light

You are the salt of the earth... You are the light of the world (mt5:13-14). In the unstable world we live in these days there are many who doubt t...

2020-11-12

God as a friend

The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend (ex33:11). By our new house is a little lake, which I walk round with my ...

2020-11-11

Everything brand new

He who is seated on the throne said, I am making everything new! Then he said,”Write this down, for these words are trust worthy and new (rev21:5)....

2020-11-10

Shalom (peace)

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you (isa26:). When we think of the word peace- we carry the idea of unity, completeness...

2020-11-09

Faith of a mustard seed

I tell you the truth, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain,”Move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing...

2020-11-08

God’s great mercy

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glo...

2020-11-06

Passing the baton

Even when I am old and grey, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come (psm71:...

2020-11-05

Shinning example of God’s children

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love (1jhn1:3). The sins of men ha...

2020-11-04

Everlasting love

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness (Jer31:3). This passage has a very special meaning to me. Shortly ...

2020-11-03

Potter’s clay

Yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are the work of your hand (isa64:8). God revealed through the prophet Jere...

2020-11-01

Sons ofmGod

As many as are led by the Spirit of God these are the sons of God. There are keys of usefulness in God’s Kingdom- one is humility. Our pride will n...

2020-10-30

Look up!

This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins (mt26:28). Did you know God remembers even when we begin...

2020-10-29

No Utopia

Lead a quite and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence (1tim2:2). You and I are not to isolate ourselves from the troubles and trial of thi...

2020-10-27

Ambassadors for Christ

We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us (2cor5:20). We are called to be an ambassador for Christ. But how can...

2020-10-26

God’s blessings

Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realm with every spiritual blessing in Christ (eph1:3). Th...

2020-10-25

Old nature

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (col3:12). In a world...

2020-10-24

New creation

If anyone is in Christ, there (he) is a new creation; everything old has passed away (2cor5:17). I have been told that it is alway better and usual...

2020-10-24

God’s initiative

No one can comes to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, andI will raise him at the last day (jhn6:44). It has been said that God always tak...

2020-10-22

God’s word doesn't return empty

(My word) will not return to me empty, but I will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it (isa55:11). During one of my...

2020-10-20

Target practice

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,the author and perfecter of our faith (heb12:2). There is a story that has been told of a former Navy officer who kept...

2020-10-19

Heavenly Father

Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples. He said to them,”when you pray say:”Father”(lk11:2). Jesus invites us to come- our entra...

2020-10-18

Jewels of faith

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had suffered grief in all kinds of trials(1pt1:6). Have you ever suffered p...

2020-10-17

Answered prayers

Shall God not avenge His own elect who cry day and night to Him (lk18:7). Have you ever had someone who has shared with you, that they have been pr...

2020-10-16

Hope... any hope

Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away(mt24:35). Have you ever had someone say to you (concerning the gospel)... “It do...

2020-10-14

Deserts

Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes let him take the free gift of the water of life (rev22:17). Have you ever been to the desert? ...

2020-10-13

God’s instructions

Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord (psm94:12). It is has been said that we become stronger Christians as we meet the troubles and trials ...

2020-10-12

Believing Prayer

O Lord, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant(1kng18:36-38). It has been s...

2020-10-11

Christ’s kind of love

Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves (rms12:10). The Bible tells us that Jesus said we are to “love each...

2020-10-10

You are worthy

The upright shall dwell in your presence (psm140:13). What would you do if you were to meet the Queen of England or the President of the United Sta...

2020-10-09

God’s messengers

He will give angles charge over you to guide you in all your ways (psm91:11). The Word of God refers to “angle” and “angles” almost 300 times. They...

2020-10-08

Look up

Pray continually (1thes5:17). If we are keenly aware of our weakness, we are in the perfect position to cry out to the Lord. We may be weak in body...

2020-10-06

Do not be afraid

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision:”Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward”(gen15:1). Jesus said...

2020-10-04

Deny ourselves

I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (jhn1...

2020-10-03

Tree or twig?

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields it fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers (psm1:2-3)...

2020-10-02

Jesus wept

Jesus wept(jhn11:35). Have you ever thought,”Jesus just doesn’t care” or God doesn’t understand how I feel” or better yet, “Jesus , if You loved me...

2020-10-01

The Good Shepherd

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me (jhn10:14). Are there things about being a Christian that confuse you (I know there ar...

2020-09-30

Future home

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called...

2020-09-29

Fresh vision of Christ

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: Do not be afraid, I am the First and the Last (rev...

2020-09-27

Trust in the Lord

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight (pr...

2020-09-25

Life’s garbage

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love Him (1cor2:9). I read a book some years ago calle...

2020-09-23

Wisdom

If any of you lack wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all (jms1:5). The story is told of a young president of an East Coast company...

2020-09-22

The mystery

The mystery... now has been revealed to the saints (col1:26). When radios were just coming of age, families would gather around the radio. They wou...

2020-09-21

My soul thirst

My soul thirst for God, for the living God (psm42:2). These words written by King David may seem strange to most of us. My soul thirst for God, the...

2020-09-20

Closet Christians

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God (1jhn4:7). We are told that serving the Lord requires prayer and that often means m...

2020-09-19

Wars and rumors of wars

War will continue until the end (dan9:26). The Bible tells us that we are to work and pray for peace. But God’s word also warns us that the civil c...

2020-09-16

The peace of God

Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?(psm85:6). The Bible tells us,”Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be cal...

2020-09-14

God size strength

When I am weak, then I am strong (2cor12:10). Our idea and God’s ideal of strength are completely different. One idea of strength is a person who c...

2020-09-13

Perfect will of God

Be transformed... that you may prove what is that... perfect will of God (rms12:2). Many of us want to know what God has in store us. The Bible dis...

2020-09-11

Remembering 9/11

God is our refuge and strength, and ever present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear (psm46:1-2). Some of you may not remember because you ...

2020-09-09

Great is the Lords

Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised (psm48:1). When I was young and started making a bucket list of things I wanted to do and places I wan...

2020-09-07

In Jesus’ name

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace (rms5:1-2). Have you ever wondered ...

2020-09-06

Come boldly

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace (heb4:16). Have you ever thought,”There are so many people and things that are in need of praye...

2020-09-06

Prayer...

He went upon the mountain by Himself to pray (mt14:23). Did you know we were created to live a life of pray? Our problem is that sin is a barrier b...

2020-09-05

Prayer...

He went upon the mountain by Himself to pray (mt14:23). Did you know we were created to live a life of pray? Our problem is that sin is a barrier b...

2020-09-04

Our needs

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him (mt6:8). Question: “If God already knows our needs, why bother praying?” Maybe you have wondered...

2020-09-03

Kneel and see

Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you (1sam12:23). In our world today, all of us face testings and trials...

2020-09-01

No promises of a tomorrow

My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle (job7:6). In North Carolina there are textile mills (not as many as there use to be). There are giant l...

2020-08-31

God’s deposit

He... put his spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come (2cor1:21-22). When we trust Christ as our Savior, God gives us His S...

2020-08-29

When we pray

When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans (mt6:7). Have you ever taking the time to notice the prayer life of Jesus? He prayed with earnes...

2020-08-28

Christocray

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom (psm145:13). It is said the government in God’s Kingdom is unique. It is not a democracy where we have to de...

2020-08-26

The Returning King

This gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations and then the end will come (mt24:14). Parousia, “the c...

2020-08-24

Ten Commandments

And God spoke all these words:”I am the Lord, your God, who brought you our of Egypt, out of the land of slavery”(ex20:1-2). The Ten Commandments h...

2020-08-22

The time is now...

You do not know what will happen tomorrow (jms4:14). The story is told of Billy Bray, a godly clergymen of another generation, who sat by the bedsi...

2020-08-21

Crown of life

Blessed is the man who endured trials for.. he will receive the crown of life (jms1:12). To those of us who are Christians, death for us is said to...

2020-08-18

Walk with God as...

My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me (psm101:6). It has been said, “Walk with God as Noah did: When the flood ...

2020-08-15

Christ’s Return

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord (lam3:26). Our greatest hope as believer in Christ is His promised r...

2020-08-13

True Christians

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (mt16:24). Have you ever wondered what it means to be a tru...

2020-08-11

God is spirit

God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth (jhn4:24). I am told that there is a “Short Catechism” a summary of basic...

2020-08-10

The call of Christ

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me (mt11:29). Missionary Jim Elliot along with four fellow missionaries were killed by the Quechua Indians (Au...

2020-08-09

Let your light shine

Let your light so shine before men, that they may... glorify your Father in heaven (mt5:16). Christ regarded His followers as a select group who be...

2020-08-08

Solid rock or sand

Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them.. is like a a man building a house, who dug and laid the foundation on the rock (lk6:47-48)...

2020-08-05

Grace and mercy!

The Lord your God is gracious and merciful and will not turn His face from you if you return to Him (2chrn30:9). The Bible tells us that Manasseh k...

2020-08-03

Giants

David said to the Philistine’s, You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord (1sam17:45...

2020-07-30

Supply all your needs

My God shall supply all your needs (phil4:19). One lesson that Jesus has taught us, is to have faith and confidence that our God answers our true p...

2020-07-27

Giving

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, press down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure...

2020-07-22

Fear...

Do not be afraid (mt28:10). Right now we are living in a time in which our world is living in great fear. Fear that has been created to cripple us....

2020-07-20

Refining furnace

When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold (job23:11). When we are faced with affliction, it can be a means of refining and purification. Ju...

2020-07-13

My long absence

I know it has been several weeks since I have last posted anything on my morning encouragement. First let me begin by apologizing for my absence. ...

2020-06-22

Deaths sting

Our Savior, Jesus Christ... has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel (2tim1:10). You know when we go to the...

2020-06-19

Tithings

The generous soul will be made rich (prov11:25). The Bible tells us that blessings follow those who give liberally. “The generous soul will be made...

2020-06-18

The Good Shepherd

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep (jhn10:11). The Bible tells us that Jesus called Himself the shepherd. He said, “I am the good s...

2020-06-17

Mental vs. Spiritual

Let the peace of God rule in your hearts (col3:15). Science has proved what the Bible has been telling us: There is a direct relationship between o...

2020-06-15

Does God care?

God is not the author of confusion but of peace (1cor14:33). When faced with the troubles and trial of life on a personal level and a national leve...

2020-06-13

Pray with ceasing

We... do not cease to pray for you (col1:9). There is a story that is given of a women who had pleaded with God for her husband conversion, but ins...

2020-06-11

Sluggard

The sluggard’s craving will be the death of him, because he refuses to work (prov21:25). Webster tells us that the word “sloth” means reluctance to...

2020-06-10

Envy...

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones (prov14:30). There is a story that is told, in Ancient Greece, the citizens of a c...

2020-06-09

Anger

A fool gives full vent to anger (prov29:11). Each one of us are capable of reacting in anger. My infant granddaughter is capable of showing anger w...

2020-06-08

Conversations

Colossians 4:6, Proverbs 11:17, Proverbs 15:1-4 There are a lot of people who have offended you, and they don’t even know they have. On the other ...

2020-06-06

Pride...

The Lord detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished (prov16:5). Todays verse is hard to read because it is very s...

2020-06-05

If God is for us....

If God is for us ,who can be against us?(rms8:31). It has been said that, “We have become a nation of cowards.” At first I disagreed, but then I ha...

2020-06-04

Troubles and trials

Through God we will do valiantly (psm108:13). We are told that there are two ways of getting out of the troubles and trial of life. The first is to...

2020-06-03

Wages of sin

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord (rms6:23). In light of the recent events in our nation,...

2020-06-02

The power of a praying Nation

Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving (col4:2). Our nation is facing troubling times- most will agree. Some may say ...

2020-06-01

The life that Christ gives

The Son gives life to whom He will (jhn5:21). We understand when we come to Christ, His Holy Spirit brings the life of God to us- and we begin to l...

2020-05-31

Love in action

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and “Love your neighbor as you...

2020-05-29

Fear not or fear

Now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him?(deut10:12). The Bible gi...

2020-05-28

Secret sins

If we confess our sin, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1jhn1:9). It has been said that S...

2020-05-27

Casting your cares

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1pt5:7). I’ve been told that the French translation of todays verse is,”Unloading your distre...

2020-05-25

Joy

My soul shall be joyful in the Lord (psm35:9). When Jesus is the source of joy, no words can describe it. It is joy, “inexpressible and glorious”(1...

2020-05-24

Temptations

(Take up) the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God (eph6:17). Temptation hasn’t changed since the garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were tempte...

2020-05-22

God’s protecting angels

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them (psm34:7). The story is told of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and his cr...

2020-05-22

God’s protecting angels

The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them (psm34:7). The story is told of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker and his cr...

2020-05-21

Prodigal son

You may be sure that your sin will find you out (nub32:23). The Bible tell us in the book of Luke, the story of a loving father who had two sons. B...

2020-05-21

Prodigal son

You may be sure that your sin will find you out (nub32:23). The Bible tell us in the book of Luke, the story of a loving father who had two sons. B...

2020-05-19

Bar of steel

Stand fast in the Lord (phil4:1). An example is given of a bar of raw steel, which can be bought for just a few dollars. But when that same bar of ...

2020-05-17

Your Throne

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (psm45:6). Many people today in light of recent events are asking, “Where is our history going? Are we gett...

2020-05-14

Child of God

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find (mt7:7). Ask any parent and they will agree, their children have no problems letting them...

2020-05-13

Fortress and refuge

He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust (psm91:2). Webster tells us the word refuge means, ”a condition of being safe or shelt...

2020-05-12

Fear not

Let this mind be in you which was also in Jesus Christ (phil2:5). Our fears- fear of rejection, fear of making the wrong decisions, fear of our bel...

2020-05-11

Faith without worry

You are all children of God through faith in Jesus Christ (gal3:26). Have you ever noticed how children never worry that their parents are going to...

2020-05-08

Poor in spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit (mt5:3). What does it mean to be poor in spirit? I think first, its important for us to be aware of our spiritual po...

2020-05-07

Survivors not statistics

My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (psm73:26). If we live long enough we will face some type of...

2020-05-06

What is a Christian

Not everyone who says to Me,”Lord, Lord,” shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven (mt7:21). Not everyone...

2020-05-05

Getting or giving...

Give, and it will be given to you (lk6:38). Give, its definition means, to freely transfer the possession of something to someone or to hand over t...

2020-05-03

God’s Book of Life

Only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (will enter the glory of Heaven)(rev21:27). We will never be good enough to get into Heaven o...

2020-05-02

Love your neighbor

All the law is filled in one word.. “love you neighbor as yourself”(gal5:14). Suppose you knew of someone who gave everything they had to charity. ...

2020-04-30

Patience

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (col3:12). Have you eve...

2020-04-28

The importance of God’s House

Jesus increased in wisdom and strength, and in favor with God and men (lk2:52). We are not told much of Christ’s childhood, but in the second chap...

2020-04-27

Teach us to pray

Lord, teach us to ray (lk11:1). When do we pray? Maybe, before our meals? Maybe if we are lucky before we go to sleep at night? Or do we only pray ...

2020-04-26

Growing spiritually

Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2pt3:18). Have you ever wondered how we grow spiritually? Some will tell you t...

2020-04-24

Our perfect God

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless (psm18:30). Have you ever wondered why it is so important that God is perfect? We ...

2020-04-23

The Gulf Stream

They are of the world... We are of God (1jhn4:5-6). We are told that the Gulf Streams flows off the east coast of the USA it flows from south to no...

2020-04-22

Contentment

I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content (phil4:11). Any popularity or praise can be far more dangerous than persecution, that a Christ...

2020-04-20

Life’s fiery furnace

Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life (rev2:10). We are told Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were threeJewi...

2020-04-18

Our home in Heaven

In my Father’s house are many mansions (jhn14:2). My husband, my mom and I had the awesome chance to build a new home. It is not a mansion by any m...

2020-04-16

Go...

How can they believe in the one who they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? (Rms10:14). This verse asks two i...

2020-04-14

Gratitude

No good thing will He withhold from those who will walk uprightly (psm84:11). We read the headlines, we hear the news reports each day- each are me...

2020-04-13

Protection

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in faith (1pt...

2020-04-12

Easter

He is not here, He is risen (lk24:6). For the Christian’s, Easter Sunday is the most triumphant and joyous day on our Christian calendar. But for m...

2020-04-11

Forgive and forget...

You have heard that it was said, Love your your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute y...

2020-04-10

Good Friday

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was laid upon him, and by his wounds...

2020-04-09

The best is yet to come!

Because of His great love... (He) made us alive together with Christ (eph2:4-5). Our lives may seem monotonous, boring or filled with drudgery. But...

2020-04-08

Christ’s workshop

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit (acts2:4). The early Christians had no buildings, no cars, no printing presses, no t.v.’s, no radio’s nor...

2020-04-07

Friends

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy (heb12:14). It has been said, “In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we kn...

2020-04-05

The importance of the Bible

Righteous are you, O Lord, And your laws are right. The statues you have laid down are righteous; the are fully trustworthy (psm119:137-138). We ar...

2020-04-03

The cross is foolishness to others

For the message off the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God (1cor1:18). The quest...

2020-04-02

Encouragement to someone in need

The light of the righteous rejoices (prov13:9). It has been said that we receive strength as we strengthen others. This has been never more true th...

2020-03-30

Joy of the Lord

Rejoice in the Lord always (phil4:4). The Bible tells us,”the joy of the Lord is your strength “(neh8:10). A joyful heart can and will energize the...

2020-03-29

The Lord shall renew our faith

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles (isa40:31). It does not teach us anywhere in ...

2020-03-28

Helping hand

Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man (mk1:41). The man had leprosy, and it was the custom of Jesus’ day that anyo...

2020-03-26

Keep Eternity in view

The Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angles (mt16:2). Right now Christ is hidden from our view (even though the Holy Spirit...

2020-03-25

Peace in the midst of uncertainty

Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble (psm119:165). In light of today’s troubles and trials: viruses, govern...

2020-03-24

Live by faith

The Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angles (mt16:2). Right now Christ is hidden from our view (even though the Holy Spirit...

2020-03-23

Worry not...

As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him (psm103:13). As parents, our children spend little time worrying about thing...

2020-03-22

Power of the Holy Spirit

The Spirit of truth...dwells with you and will be in you (jhn14:17). The story has been told about a little boy who had trouble understanding the p...

2020-03-20

Responsibility

The Lord, our God we will serve and His voice will we obey (jos24:24). The story has been told of a wealthy father who refused to give his son a vi...

2020-03-18

You are my home

You are my hope O Lord God; You are my trust from my youth (psm71:5). Have you ever wondered “Where did we come from?” “Why are we here?” “Where ar...

2020-03-16

Heart

Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1sam16:17). Science tells us that our hearts beat 100,000 times in a twenty-f...

2020-03-15

Storm of judgement

You have cast all my sin behind Your back (isa38:17). We will never understand the length of God’s love for us in Christ until we understand that w...

2020-03-12

The scenes of Satan

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves (mt7:17). Can you recognize a false prophet? M...

2020-03-11

God size hole

He who wins souls is wise (pro11:30). We are told that our world is starving... And we have the bread of life to share. Most people are so busy try...

2020-03-10

The Lord’s return

The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night (1thess5:2). As we read the headlines and watch the news each day- do we wonder and worry what...

2020-03-09

Air

My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God (psm84:2). One of my favorite ways to exercise (not that I have many) is to swim laps and to work...

2020-03-08

Future

The Lord reigns forever (psm146:10). It is hard to only read the headlines of today, when we do we can become very pessimist about the future. This...

2020-03-05

Love

He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1jhn4:10). The word “love” is used to mean many different things. I can say, I lo...

2020-03-04

Clouds

Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds (psm36:5). My uncle Charles use to have a house high in the mountains of North Carolina. I remember sitting...

2020-03-03

Slow to anger

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy (psm145:8). Have you even thought, what if God was only a God of love...

2020-03-02

God’s love for us

No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly (psm84:11). Do you ever think God’s help is only needed in hospital rooms or when we a...

2020-03-01

Do unto others

Master, give your bondservant what is just and fair, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven (col4:1). The apostle Paul is addressing us in h...

2020-02-29

Wasted time

Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress (1tim4:15). Let’s do something that you may hav...

2020-02-28

Garbage in... garage out!

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (rms12:2). The Bible teaches that we are to bring our minds under the control of Christ. But have you e...

2020-02-25

Can God be trusted?

God is not a man, that should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind (num23:19). Can we truly trust the promises of God? I mean can ...

2020-02-24

Shaping

You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house(1pt2:5). The story has been told of a man who lost his job, his fortune, his wife ...

2020-02-23

God size hole

If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor (jhn12:26). It has been said that people today seek adventure and excitement and they want something ...

2020-02-21

Worrying …

Let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God... will guard your hearts and minds(phil4:6-7). It has been said that nothing distresse...

2020-02-17

Praying for those who have hurt you

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice (eph4:31). Have you ever had someone that you jus...

2020-02-16

Everything

You alone know the hearts of all men (1kng8:39). I wonder do the word in today’s verse scare you? They might or they might not- but the truth of it...

2020-02-15

Focus

Let this mind be in you that was also in Jesus Christ (phil2:5). As Christians we are not to conformed to this world. Our world is full of advertis...

2020-02-14

Talking to God

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men (psm107:8). When my children were very young ...

2020-02-13

Ten Commandments

No one will be declared righteous in (God’s) sight by obeying the law; rather, through the law become conscious of sin (rms3:20). Have you ever won...

2020-02-12

Count it all joy...

Whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy (jms1:2). It has been said that before the power of the atom was discovered, scie...

2020-02-11

On our knees is power

The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (jms5:16). We are told that the history of mankind was changed time and time again by ...

2020-02-09

Friends sharing burdens

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born in adversity (pro17:17). It has been said that the Lord gaves us three things to help us when ou...

2020-02-08

Have a party when trials come our way

As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; for he know how we are formed (psm103:1-2). We live i...

2020-02-07

The son's of light

You, brethren are not in the darkness... You are all sons of light (1thes5:4-5). When we except Jesus as our Savior and Lord we no longer see life ...

2020-02-05

Balance

For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things holding promise for both the present life and life to come (1tim4:8)...

2020-02-04

Reaction to the Gospel

If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first (jhn15:18). I’ve been told and have observed myself that there are usually three reacti...

2020-02-03

Being filled and keep being filled

Be filled with the Spirit (eph5:18). What does it mean to be filled with the Spirit? First understand this is a command- a requirement not a sugges...

2020-02-02

What does Jesus look like?

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him (isa53:2). Have you every wondered what Jesus...

2020-02-01

Unseen presence

The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God (rms8:16). There is a story given of a little boy who was out flying a...

2020-01-31

Knowing God

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you (psm32:8). Have you ever wondered what God would ...

2020-01-29

Gods love no matter what

Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will receive me (psm138:7). Have you ever felt like you have let God down? I know I have... There are ti...

2020-01-28

Always

I am with you always, to the very end of the age (mtt28:20). In our verse today, Christ gives a very important promise. It was first given to His d...

2020-01-27

God’s transcending peace

Present your request to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Jesus Christ (phil4:6...

2020-01-26

Spending time with God

In your presence is fullness of joy (psm16:11). So, have you ever witnesses a couple in love? They communicate there love for each other without ev...

2020-01-25

Filled with all joy

May the God of hope fill you with all joy (rms15:13). How many times have we found what we were looking for in life (great job, marriage, family, v...

2020-01-24

The cure for our ills

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation (2cor5:17). The question has been asked or maybe you have wondered yourself, ”Wouldn’t it be wonderful...

2020-01-21

Loving one another

All man will know you are my disciples, if you love one another (jhn13:35). If other’s are to know that we are desciples of Christ, how do we put t...

2020-01-20

The Bible message

They asked each other,”Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with is on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?(lk24:32). The que...

2020-01-19

Praying for ourselves

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above (jms1:17). When we read or say the Lord’s Prayer, we come to these words:”Give us this day our...

2020-01-18

What would Jesus do?

We are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ (1jhn5:20). In the 1990’s there was a book written, “In His Steps”, but Charles E. Sheldon. The...

2020-01-17

What are we searching for?

I denied myself nothing... Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless (eccl2:10-11...

2020-01-13

Seek the Kingdom of God

Seek first the kingdom of God (mt6:33). It has been said that, “The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what...

2020-01-11

Elimination

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the ways of sinners, nor sitteth In the seat of the scornful (ps...

2020-01-09

Being transformed

We... are being transformed into (Christ’s) likeness with ever increasing glory (2cor3:18). God doesn’t want us to just feel His presence. He wants...

2020-01-05

Forgiven Transgressions

I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions (isa43:25). The apostle Peter was beaming with self-confidence confirming his love and devotion ...

2020-01-03

Reinforcements

We... are being transformed into (Christ’s) likeness with ever increasing glory (2cor3:18). God doesn’t want us to just feel His presence. He wants...

2020-01-02

New Year

Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you (lk11:9). Have you ever been asked or maybe you hav...

2019-12-31

New Year’s Eve...

There shall be no night there... And they shall reign forever and ever (rev22:5). Have you ever been asked if you are a pessimist or an optimist? B...

2019-12-29

Our Advocate

I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions (isa43:25). The apostle Peter was beaming with self-confidence confirming his love and devotion ...

2019-12-27

Being content

I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation (phil4:12). The story is told of a man who had two friends. The first man was...

2019-12-25

Room for Christ

She brought forth her firstborn Son.. and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn (lk2:7). No room for Jesus ? No room ...

2019-12-23

VIP

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind (rms12:2). We are told we can retrain our way of thinking by usi...

2019-12-22

What can separate us from the love of God?

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?(rms8:35). The trials and troubles we face in life are not our real problem. It is the way we see our...

2019-12-19

Choosing to get back up

I am with you always, even to the end of the age(mt28:20). It has been said that when David Livingstone returned to his homeland in Scotland after...

2019-12-18

Fear and doubt

For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light (psm36:9). It has been said (and noticed) that sadly many people in society today ...

2019-12-16

Purpose...

Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path (psm27:11). You may or may not know or even care, but God has a plan (a purpose )for each o...

2019-12-15

Clouds

They looked... and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud (ex16:10). Did you know, we are told by science, that if we did not have clo...

2019-12-14

Adam or Christ?

God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them(2cor5:19). All mankind is represented by one of two heads:...

2019-12-12

The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul (pam...

2019-12-10

Be joyful in hope

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer (rms12:12). Hardships can sap us of our strength . It can influence not only us, but t...

2019-12-09

Does God really care?

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so ...

2019-12-09

Does God really care?

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so ...

2019-12-08

God’s promise

Is anything too hard for the Lord? I will return to you at the appointed time next year and Sarah will have a son (gen18:14). We have heard the sto...

2019-12-06

Excuses

Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him. “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead!”(Ma...

2019-12-05

Our time of departure

He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day (1tim1:12). The Bible speaks of death as a departure. The Bible tells us that the ap...

2019-12-03

Fuller lives

Show me O Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life (psm39:4). Someone has asked, “What has been the bigge...

2019-12-02

Train a child

Train a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it (prov22:6). In our society today parents are failing to teach ...

2019-12-01

Motives versus Service

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart (pms37:4). How do we know the difference between our own desires and Go...

2019-11-29

God’s bird’s eye view

Great is the Lord, and mighty is His powers; His understanding is infinite (pam147:5). The story is told of a man who was standing at the top of a ...

2019-11-28

Happy Thanksgiving!

It is good to give thanks to the Lord (psm92:1). We are told in our county’s history that our Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth in 1620. We are al...

2019-11-27

The cost of sin

What shall we day then? Shall we go on shining so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?(rms6:1-2)...

2019-11-25

Greatest decision ever made

Unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God (jhn3:3). It has been said, just as surely as God implants the cell of life in the tiny ...

2019-11-24

More then a good teacher!

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father (jhn14:9). Many people today will tell you that they respect the moral teachings of Jesus. Even the Jewi...

2019-11-22

Rooted and built up!

So walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him (col2:6-7). Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, is the highest point in the eastern United States. The tre...

2019-11-21

Viruses

The creation itself will be liberated from it’s bondage of decay (rms8:21). Have you ever had a computer virus? You know you open a seminally innoc...

2019-11-19

Spreading the Gospel

When he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open... See, I have placed before you an open door that no one can shut (rev3:7-8). Whe...

2019-11-17

Jesus wept

We gives thanks to God... because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven (col1:3,5). Have you ever thought of the calling home of a Christi...

2019-11-15

No more burdens

We know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is (1jhn3:2). Have your ever really wondered what Heaven will be lik...

2019-11-14

God grace

Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (jhn1:17). It has been said that the word “grace” means more than God’s kindness or gentleness towards us...

2019-11-13

Power of the tongue

You are my hiding place... I hope in Your word (psm119:114). It is true God’s Word never changes. Jesus tells us, “I tell you the truth, until heav...

2019-11-12

Never Alone

Surely I am with you always to the very end of the age (mt28:20). It has been said on the human level, we have little hope in the world. There is m...

2019-11-10

Mansions

I am going there to prepare a place for you (jhn14:2). We (my husband, mother and I) have just built a new home, and it is just what we wanted. My ...

2019-11-08

Reservoir or channel?

Honor the Lord with all your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase (prov3:9). God doesn’t need us or our money to get His wor...

2019-11-07

A free gift

The Lord will...preserve me for His heavenly kingdom (2tim4:18). Have you ever thought about preparing for Heaven? Its kinda like getting ready for...

2019-11-06

Wisdom applied

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable (jms3:17). It has been said that we are living in the greatest time of all. We have mor...

2019-11-05

A thankful heart

Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful (col4:2). Prayer is as important to the Christian as breathing is to life. But prayer is mor...

2019-11-02

Successful...

Therefore, holy brothers who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus... He was faithful to the one who appointed him (heb3:1-2). ...

2019-11-01

The Son Glorified

But these (miraculous signs) are written that you may believe that Jesus Christ, the Son glorified, and that by believing you may have life in His ...

2019-10-31

A bird’s eye view

Fear not, for I am with you: be not dismayed for I am your God (isa41:10). When we are facing a trial or even in the middle of a raging strom, it w...

2019-10-30

The last promise fulfilled

Behold, I am coming quickly! (Rev22:7). The Bible is filled with the many (hundreds) of promises of God. It tells of how Christ has fulfilled every...

2019-10-29

Brazillai the encourager

Now Brazilian was very old, eighty years of age. He had provided for the king during his stay in Mahanaim (2sam29:32). Many of us have never heard ...

2019-10-26

Light and shadows

If you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed (1pt3:14). Have you ever noticed how all the great masterpieces of art contain both l...

2019-10-25

Society’s greatest social problem

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety (psm4:8). We have heard and read of society’s greatest soc...

2019-10-24

Is faith illogical?

For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities- his eternal and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what ha...

2019-10-23

Fellow believers

Christ is the head of the church, his body of which he is the savior (eph5:23). When we come to Christ as our Savior and Lord, we do this alone. We...

2019-10-22

Foreshadowing

Our days on earth are as a shadow (1chrn29:15). It has been said by C.S.Lewis that he compared this life as “shadow lands” in compared to the glory...

2019-10-21

Being a parent

Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it (prov22:6). Being a parent is said to be one of the hardest jobs...

2019-10-18

Our look to eternity

I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness (psm17:15). The story has been told of Sir William Russel...

2019-10-15

Christ’s return

Behold, I am coming quickly! (Rev22:7). The Bible is filled with the many (hundreds) of promises of God. It tells of how Christ has fulfilled every...

2019-10-14

Dont sweat the small stuff!

The length of our days is seventy years... yet their span is but trouble and sorrow (psm90:10). There it is in black and white: life is tough and w...

2019-10-06

Christ our hope

(Christ) has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God 1pt3:22). How do we know that Jesus was God in human form? Let me start my short list...

2019-10-05

God is not finished with us yet!

(Elijah) came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed. That he might die. “I have had enough, Lord” he said (1kng19:4). You and I have been ...

2019-10-04

Take up His cross

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (lk9:23). The words of Jesus in today’s’ s verse are soberi...

2019-10-02

Cling and hope

The Lord will be shelter for His people (joel3:16). A British historian named Arnold Toynbee had a personal slogan, “cling and hope.” But in todays...

2019-10-01

Families

All your children shall be taught by the Lord, And great shall be the peace of your children (is a54:13). I wonder if we have ever stopped to think...

2019-09-28

Honoring Parents

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has Commanded you (duet5:16). We are told one of the signs that we are living in the latter...

2019-09-27

Spiritual Millionaires

This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life us in His Son. He who has the Son has life (1jhn5:11-12). The story has been to...

2019-09-25

Heaven Awaits

You yourself had (in heaven) a better and lasting possession (heb10:34). The apostle Paul wrote,”If only for this we have hope in Christ, we are to...

2019-09-24

The One who knows us best

If anyone is in christ, he is a new creation (2cor5:17). Is it not logical to believe that the only One who can recreate us is the One who created ...

2019-09-23

Worry vs. Wisdom

The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth (Pam145:18). What are the things in life you do not worry about? Maybe...

2019-09-22

The angry man

An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins (prov29:22). Most of us have been there... so angry that we could spit (...

2019-09-21

The good Shepherd

He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart (isa40:11). In the Old Testament we are given a wonderful example of God as ou...

2019-09-20

Joy, not to be confused with happiness

The joy of the Lord is your strength (neh8:10). Many people think that Christians should always be smiling and happy, most will think something is ...

2019-09-19

I remember you

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night (psm63:6). A wonderful habit every Christian should develop (but many don...

2019-09-18

Not defenseless

This is the victory that overcomes the world, our faith (1jn5:4). The Bible tells us to, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil w...

2019-09-17

Spiritual strength

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight (pam119:35). We are taught in our Bibles that God created us with more than a phys...

2019-09-16

The number of our days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom (psm90:12). Most of us think we are and even try to control our lives, but sadly we...

2019-09-14

Even Satan believes...

You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that- and shudder (jms2:19). As believers, do we believe or understand that Satan ...

2019-09-12

The pursuit happiness

Happy is the man who has the God of Jacob as his helper (psm146:5). Have you ever wondered why Thomas Jefferson inserted the words in the American ...

2019-09-11

Remembering 9/11

We are receiving a Kingdom which cannot be shaken (heb12:28). Most of us can remember the day, we have seen the TV images. Two plane slamming into ...

2019-09-09

Like Job

I loathe my very life; therefore I will give free rein to my complaint and speak out in the bitterness of my soul (job10:1). Can you related to Job...

2019-09-08

God’s Standards

I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from th...

2019-09-07

Destinations

Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgement (heb9:27). To some these may be scary words. But many people today are enticed by the...

2019-09-05

Family

Through wisdom a house is build, And by understanding it is established (pro24:3. Our families are the most important institution in the world. God...

2019-09-04

God’s intercession for us

The Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning which we cannot be uttered (rms8:26). Have you ever been overwhelmed or confused that yo...

2019-09-03

Spiritual Battles

Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you(jms4:7-8). Whenever God is at work, we can be sure Satan ...

2019-09-02

Ambassador’s of Christ

Whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciples (lk14:33). The story is told of a missionary living in the Far East. At the ...

2019-09-01

Satan’s temptations

Let your soul delight itself in abundance (isa55:2). At the beginning of Christ’s ministry Satan tried to trap Him by using the same temptations he...

2019-08-30

Our futures promise

Because I live, you will live also (jhn14:19). Statistics tell us that we spend billions (thats a “B”)of dollars each year on cosmetics, health spa...

2019-08-28

Christ’s second coming

At that time men will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory (mk13:26). We are told that Jesus’ first coming went almost un...

2019-08-26

The opposite of love...

Love is patient, love is kind....Its not rude, its not self-seeking, its not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong doings (1cor13:4-5). You k...

2019-08-24

Like Noah

By faith Noah... became an heir of righteousness which comes by faith (heb11:7). God had been telling the people of Noah’s time that, “My Spirit sh...

2019-08-23

Hearing the message

Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ (rms10:17). There is a way to grow weak, it’s not difficu...

2019-08-22

A lamp to my feet

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path (psm119:105). As Christians, we have only one authority, one compass: the Word of God. We are...

2019-08-19

Armor of God

Put the full armor of God on, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes (eph6:11). Some may doubt Satan exists, even more will do...

2019-08-16

Doing God’s will...

Do the will of God from the heart (eph6:6). The word of God tells us to seek Gods will for our lives. “Do not be unwise, but understand what the wi...

2019-08-15

Work

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not to men (col3:23). Most of us like our jobs, some of us might even lov...

2019-08-14

Faith produces patience

The testing of your faith produces patience (jms1:3). D.L.Moody was fond of pointing out that there are three kinds of faith in Christ: struggling ...

2019-08-12

God’s placement

Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you... pray to the Lord for it (jer29:7). We are not where we are by accident; we...

2019-08-08

The same yesterday, today and forever!

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (heb13:8). We should find comfort in these words... But people want to talk about God being a...

2019-08-07

Our conscience

The blood of Christ...(will) cleanse our consciences (heb9:14). Everyone has a conscience that sits as a judge over us: every word, every thought a...

2019-08-06

Renewing our minds

The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?(jer17:9). Our world is full of discouragement and depressing facts ...

2019-08-05

Declaring the glory of God

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands (psm19:1). Have you ever wondered why Christians should not practice...

2019-08-04

Calling us home

Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior (phil3:20). There is a story that is told of a widow and her son who l...

2019-08-03

Telling a lie...

Each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor (eph4:25). Have you ever wondered why its wrong to tell a lie (maybe you ha...

2019-08-02

Compassion

You,O Lord, are a God full of compassion...abundant in mercy and truth (psm86:15). The word compassion comes from two Latin words meaning “to suffe...

2019-08-01

God is God...

I have loved you with an everlasting love (jer31:3). A year and a half ago this became my life verse. I have probably read or heard it a hundred ti...

2019-07-31

Come near to God

Come near to God and he will come near to you (jms4:8). Theses words are an amazing encouragement to us. They mean that we can come close to God wi...

2019-07-30

Talking to God

This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears from us (1jhn5:14). Praying is not somet...

2019-07-29

A successful marriage

He who loves his wife loves himself (eph5:28). I believe there are three elements to a successful marriage: The first is love- not just an emotiona...

2019-07-27

Words hidden in our heart

The grass withers, the flowers fades, but the word of our God stands forever (isa40:8). This story is told of a missionary in China, who was inpris...

2019-07-26

Temptations

Jesus said to him, ”Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” Then the devil left him (mt4:10-11). ...

2019-07-25

Upside down world

God is not ashamed to be called their God (heb11:16). It is said that we live in an upside-down world, and maybe you would agree. People today hate...

2019-07-24

Being anxious or trusting

Neither death nor life...nor things present nor things to come... shall be able to separate us from the love of God (rms8:38-39). It has been said ...

2019-07-21

What to do when our faith is weak

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you (eph3:16). Some may have wondered what it takes to make our faith stronger? The first ...

2019-07-20

Temptations

Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace (1tim2:22). When you were a kid, did you ever play with magnets? You...

2019-07-19

You are a bought what a great price

You were redeemed... with the precious blood of Christ (1pt1:18-19). The word redeemed means “to buy back”- to recover by paying a price. The word ...

2019-07-17

Sin’s power

What kind of people ought yoWhat kind of people ought you be? You ought to live holy and godly lives (1pt3:11). Have you ever wondered why we cant ...

2019-07-16

A pillar of a cloud

The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud to lead the way (ex13:21). In life we all face clouds. The are just part of life. But we need...

2019-07-15

Angels

Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation (heb1:14). We have heard the stories- he or she was miraculou...

2019-07-14

Songs of deliverance

You shall surround me with songs of deliverance (psm32:7). Someone has once said, that when faith is strong, our troubles become trifles. Does that...

2019-07-13

Nuclear fission

He who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life (jhn5:24). Most of us know very little about nuclear fission or what is use to...

2019-07-12

God’s faithfulness

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassion never fails (lam3:22). Have you ever embarrassed or hurt someone you love?...

2019-07-11

The Bible

Prophecy never had its origins in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (2pt1:21). Our Bible is an ...

2019-07-10

Church membership

Love the brotherhood of believers (1pt2:17). You have probably been told at sometime or another that there are no perfect churches- but if you do f...

2019-07-09

Strangers in this world

I urge you as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires (1pt2:11). People from other countries are rarely shown a welcome m...

2019-07-08

Idols...

You cannot serve God and manna (lk16:13). The Bible warns us about idolatry. In fact one of the Ten Commandments warns us, “You shall not make for ...

2019-07-07

The best laid plans

As for God, His way is perfect (psm18:30). Things didn’t always work out the way the Apostle Paul had planned. Wanting to preach in Asia Minor, he ...

2019-07-06

Anger...

As churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife (prov30:30). Why do you think G...

2019-07-05

Yes, no, or wait...

Let us... come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy (heb4:16). Did you know that God always answers our prayers? He may not alway...

2019-07-05

Yes, no, or wait...

Let us... come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy (heb4:16). Did you know that God always answers our prayers? He may not alway...

2019-07-04

Chief companion

Dear friends... I urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints(Jude:3). Some have asked or maybe you have wonder...

2019-07-02

Accept or reject

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (rms5:8). One of the hardest truths for the unsaved to accept or understand is that there is nothin...

2019-07-01

Life’s tragedies

Every good gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights (jms1:17). The key to understanding life’s tragedies is to understand its s...

2019-06-30

Facing discouragement

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart (psm27:14). You may not believe this, but the root of discouragement is un...

2019-06-29

A perfect world

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good (gen1:31). How can God say the world is good when so much of it is clearly imperfect and filled ...

2019-06-28

He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him (heb5:9). With the exception of Jesus, no one in the Bible has endured more scorn and...

2019-06-27

To die is gain for the Christian

To me, to live is Christ and to die is gain (phil1:21). Most of us have a understand of the loss of the passing of a dear loved one (sudden or long...

2019-06-26

Spiritual newborns

Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation (1pt2:2). When babies are born it is only the begin...

2019-06-25

Feelings, can you trust them?

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith (heb10:22). We are told to throw away our feelings when we come to Christ, not becaus...

2019-06-24

Pride getting in the way...

Patience is better than pride (eccl7:8). The story is told of a man who stopped going to church because he didn’t agree with a new building project...

2019-06-23

Who’s to blame?

Each one is tempted when, by his own evil desires, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives brith to sin (jms1:14...

2019-06-22

Shallow beliefs

What good is it, my brothers if a man claims to faith but has no deeds? Faith by itself, it is not accompanied be action is dead (jms2:14). Which t...

2019-06-21

Treasures in Heaven

Lay up for yourself treasures in heaven (mtt6:20). The old story is told of two elderly friends each were dying. One was very rich and the other wa...

2019-06-20

Things hoped for...

Faith is the substance of things hoped for (heb11:1). Faith must have an object. We don’t just have faith; we must have faith in something or someo...

2019-06-19

God is not hidden

Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven (psm119;89). Revelation is defined as the making known of something that was previously secret or u...

2019-06-17

Spiritually anemic

Desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby (1pt2:20). We know that our bodies needs food to stay healthy and thriving, but did you...

2019-06-15

You will have troubles...

In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world (jhn16:33). When we think of the future that God has in sto...

2019-06-14

Helping others

Because he...suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted (heb2:18). Have you ever faced a loss so great that you d...

2019-06-13

The Bible’s firm foundation

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against you (psm119:11). Our Bible is not just another great book. Our bible is God’s Wor...

2019-06-01

Being diligent

Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our... Savior Jesus Christ (titus2;13). Do we want to get rid of discouragement, the best wa...

2019-05-30

The peace of God

But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud. “There is no peace, say my God, for the wicked”(isa57...

2019-05-29

The privilege of prayer

Men always ought to pray and not lose heart (lk18:1). When we pray (not many do), our prayers don’t have to be eloquent or have to have the words o...

2019-05-28

Weighted down by troubles

If only my anguish could be weighed and all my misery be placed on the scales! It would surely outweigh the sands of the seas (job6:2-3). In our ve...

2019-05-27

Love is an action

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him (1jhn4:9). If you have ever be...

2019-05-25

Trust

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace (rms15:13). I know from my own experiences that the trials and troubles of this live can shake ...

2019-05-24

Sinking ships

We know that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us (1jhn3:24). We are told that a boat dose not sink because it in the water; the boa...

2019-05-23

God’s thoughts

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O,Lord! How great is the sum of them!(psm139:17). As parents how happy are we when our children question...

2019-05-22

A worldly point of view...

So from now on regard no one from a worldly point of view (2cor5:16). The Bible tells us that the apostle Paul’s (Saul) main mission in life was t...

2019-05-21

Worldly living

Do not love the world or the things in the world (1jhn2:15). This verse may seem a bit harsh to the child of God. But it isn’t, most of us get conf...

2019-05-20

Lessons from King David

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God (psm42:5). King David knew a thing or two about what it means to ...

2019-05-18

Condemnation forgiven

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered (psm32:1). This is not my story but one good example of todays reading: The sto...

2019-05-17

Living righteously

We should live soberly, righteously and godly in the present age (titus2:12). God’s desire for us is to live a righteous and godly life. This is a ...

2019-05-16

Helping others

As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people (gal6;10). Do we ever get frustrated because we can’t solve all of our problems (personal or w...

2019-05-15

When you can’t see God’s hand

The Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you (duet31:8). Have you ever been so low in your walk with God that you felt that He ...

2019-05-14

Prayer first...

Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray... The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective (jms5:13,16). When life turns ugly on us, h...

2019-05-13

Change

He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new”(rev21:5). When we think of all the advancement in medicine, communication and ou...

2019-05-12

Storms

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace (rms15:13). None of us have that picture perfect life... each of us face some type of storms-it...

2019-05-11

Surrendered life

Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself (mk8:34). Christ has called us to a life surrendered to Him. But sadly most don’t understand...

2019-05-10

Hidden sin

I acknowledge my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden (psm32;5). We live in an era in which sin is ignored. For the majority of people, th...

2019-05-09

Loving one another

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought to love one another (1jn4:11). “Some people seem to have such a passion for righteousness that they have no r...

2019-05-08

The beauty of Heaven

Behold I make all things new (rev21:5). The Bible tells us that Heaven is a place so beautiful that the human mind can not fathom it. It is said to...

2019-05-07

Weakness and strength

For when I am weak, them I am strong (2cor12:10). These words seem like a contradiction, how in the world can we be strong if we are weak? But this...

2019-05-06

Don’t give up!

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith (1tim4:7). Many have asked or maybe you have asked, “Where is histo...

2019-05-05

Teaching our children

You shall teach them to your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up...

2019-05-03

The Lord is good

The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting (psm100:5). Many of us do not see God in all of His wholeness. We quickly quote John 3:16: God so loved ...

2019-05-02

Stubborn wills

Repent therefore and be converted (acts3:19). When we choose to give our hearts and lives (not all do) to Christ for salvation it is a once for all...

2019-05-01

The eyes of the Lord

The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers (1pt3:12). What makes the difference between a Christian and a st...

2019-04-29

A bored generation

These remain therefore a rest for the people of God (heb4:9). It has been said that we are the most entertained generation in history. Our homes ha...

2019-04-28

God given skill

Every skilled person to whom the Lord has given skill and ability...(is) to do the work just as the Lord has commanded (ex36:1). Sometimes we forge...

2019-04-26

How bright do you shine?

Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments (psm112:1). It has been said that we Christians should stand out li...

2019-04-25

Choose wisely

We all like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way (isa53:60). Our lives are full of decisions. Some of them are minor and r...

2019-04-23

Hurtful Words

They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim their words like deadly arrows (psm64:3). We all have herd them, maybe even have spoke them ourselve...

2019-04-21

Happy Easter

God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power (1cor6:14). That first Easter morning, an angel of the Lord came to the garden w...

2019-04-19

Pure joy...

Consider it pure joy, my brother, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance (jm...

2019-04-18

Give thanks

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts... And be thankful (col3:15). When something goes wrong in our day, week, month, year our usual respons...

2019-04-17

A new heart and mind

I will give them a new heart and a new mind (esk11:1 9). When we come in contact with the living God, we will never be the same again. His divine f...

2019-04-15

Each day is a gift

No man has power over the wind to contain it; so no one has power over the day of his death (eccl8:8). Our lives are in God’s hands, even when we t...

2019-04-09

What do you fear?

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?(psm27:1). This is a fact: the Lord is my (our) light and my (our)salvation. So, why shoul...

2019-04-08

No accident

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart (jer1:5). Our verse tells us that God not only knows what is going...

2019-04-07

Suffering

The eternal God is your refuge (duet33:27). When we think of suffering, we usually think only of physical pain. But psychological pain is just as r...

2019-04-06

Reaping and Sowing

Do not be deceived... A man reaps what he sows (gal6:7). One of life’s hardest lessons to learn is that we cannot turn back time and right a wrong ...

2019-04-05

Pure in Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (mt5:8). Have you ever wondered why Christ wants us to have a pure heart? It s because our he...

2019-04-03

Watch you mouth...

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (prov15:1). Behind these words is a profound truth- IF we would only learn to hee...

2019-04-02

Troubles

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (rev7:17). In the book of Job, he tells us, “Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upwards”(...

2019-04-01

Weaknesses

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak (Pam41:1). Our weaknesses come in all forms, some of which can easily overlooked. Some of our weaknesses ...

2019-03-31

Meekness

Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth (mt5:5). No one is meek by nature. We want our own way and if anyone blocks our path, we are...

2019-03-30

Good Samaritan

(Be) blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold...

2019-03-29

Understanding love

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us (1jhn4:10). It has been said that,”the supreme happiness of life is the conviction tha...

2019-03-27

Hope...

My heart is glad, and... My flesh also will rest in hope(psm16:9). It has been said that the greatest psychological, spiritual and medical need tha...

2019-03-26

By faith...

This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe (rms3:22). Have you ever stop to think of all the stuff we accep...

2019-03-25

What shapes your thinking?

You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well for so I am (jhn13:13). Phone calls, text messages, t.v. Ads, magazines, e-mails, social media, vide...

2019-03-24

Wide is the gate...

Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it (mt7:13). Any advertisement agent will tell you that th...

2019-03-23

The importance of prayer

If My people...pray and seek My face...I will hear from Heaven (2chrn7:14). From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible gives us stories of answered pray...

2019-03-22

Loving others

Love your neighbors as yourself (lev19:18). I wonder (and maybe you have too)why it is so much easier to see someone else’s faults more than our ow...

2019-03-20

Surrender

Whoever loses his life for My sake... will save it (mk8:35). The question has been asked,”What is the key to victorious Christian living?” There is...

2019-03-19

God Created

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth (gen1:3). When we think of God, what comes to mind? A grandfather figure, like the paintings...

2019-03-18

Unpardonable sin...

I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them. But the blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven;...

2019-03-15

Everlasting love

I have loved you with an everlasting love, Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you (jer31:2). Can anyone measure or describe the love of God...

2019-03-14

Death of a believer

Precious in the sight of the Lord, Is the death of His saints (psm116:5). Death is something that all of us will experience. Mortality is 100%, no ...

2019-03-13

Lessons from Disney...

Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Jesus Christ will be persecuted (2tim3:12). The Bible tells, that the apostle Paul knew what it meant to...

2019-03-12

What does the world teach

Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord (psm119:1). The Bible’s presents us with a view of life that i...

2019-03-11

Salvation verses discipleship

As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also (jms2:26). The Bible tells us that a Christian is one who not only trus...

2019-03-10

Never to hurried to pray

Whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you (jhn16:23). It is amazing how much time Jesus spent in prayer. No matter what was going on,...

2019-03-09

Keeping His ways

I have kept His ways and not turned aside (job23:11). We read it in the book of Job and wonder (or at least I did):”Why does God allow suffering?” ...

2019-03-08

Children

Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him (psm127:3). In our homes today there is perhaps more pressure on parents in raising c...

2019-03-07

A straight path

In all ways acknowledge (God), and He will make your path straight (pro3:6). What decisions are you facing? Family decisions, health issues, job de...

2019-03-06

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything (phil4:6). What do we do when we have a problem? I would venture to say we worry. Most o...

2019-03-05

Idea of peace

He Himself is our peace (eph2:14). There’s always the idea to bring peace to earth, people and organizations have raised monies, signed treaties, a...

2019-03-04

Patience...

The testing of your faith produces patience (jms1:3). Patience doesn’t come easy to us- there might be one or two of us who doesn’t have a problem ...

2019-03-03

God’s life line

I have set before you life and death...therefore choose life (duet30:19). Before NASA’s space shuttle and the SpaceX programs, American Navy ship’s...

2019-03-02

Members of Christ’s body

For we are members of ( Christ’s) body(eph5:30). There is only one thing that counts as far as our salvation is concerned and it’s our relationship...

2019-03-01

As far as the east from the west

As fas as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions (sin) from is (psm103:12). Have you ever wondered how far it is from ...

2019-02-28

All we can do is pray!

Pray without ceasing(1thes5:17). How many times have we heard someone say,”All I can do is pray”? Prayer is the most powerful weapon we possess. Ou...

2019-02-26

Sorry I haven’t sent any morning encouragements in the last few days. We are in the middle of moving, and am waiting to have our internet restored....

2019-02-22

Pray without ceasing!

Pray without ceasing(1thes5:17). How many times have we heard someone say,”All I can do is pray”? Prayer is the most powerful weapon we possess. Ou...

2019-02-21

God’s Weapons

Before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear” (isa65:24). Do ever wonder why our prayers are so important? Becau...

2019-02-20

Christ Alone

Your faith and hope are in God (1pt1:21). We get so use to our world that we lose sight of the next. We get so use to the darkness and chaos of thi...

2019-02-19

Do others see Christ in you?

I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received (eph4:1). It has been said that the only Bible that others will ever read is the ...

2019-02-18

God’s got this!

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding (prov3:5). There will always be secrets and motives of God that are b...

2019-02-17

Choose whom you will serve

Choose this day whom you will serve (josh24:15). Through out the Bible, people and nations have had to make decisions about their futures. Sometime...

2019-02-16

Sufficient Grace

(God) said to (Paul), “My Grace is sufficient for you, for my power perfect in weakness (2cor12:9). God says the same thing to us when He calls us ...

2019-02-13

Weakness

The Spirit also helps in our weakness (rms8:26). Our bodies are the dwelling place of the third person of the Trinity. I wonder why we don’t rely o...

2019-02-12

Bridges

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved (acts4:12). The example is given;...

2019-02-11

Porcupines

(You are)fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household (eph2:19). It has been said that a church is like a group of porcupines i...

2019-02-10

The joy of the Lord

The joy of the Lord is my strength (neh8:10). Some people have a warped sense of what a Christian life should be. Seeing talented, successful Chris...

2019-02-09

Live at peace

If at all possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (rms12:18). God’s will for us is to live at peace with everyone, but s...

2019-02-08

Be of good cheer

You will have tribulations; but be of good cheer I have overcome the world (jhn16:33). When trials hits (if not now, they will), we sometimes wonde...

2019-02-07

Acts of kindness

The Lords servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone (2tim2:24). Jesus was a gentle and compassionate person. When He came into the wor...

2019-02-06

Keeping our eyes on Heaven

I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far (phil1:23). The story is told of a women I know who’s body was troubled for years by ...

2019-02-05

A house built on the Rock

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliver (2sam22:2). There is a children song, that use to be sung in children church: “The wise man buil...

2019-02-04

Things God cannot do...

Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power...Nothing is too hard for you (jer32:17). Are there things God cannot d...

2019-02-02

Are you ready?

Be very careful to...serve him with all your heart and all your soul (josh22:5). What comes to mind when you think of the phrase “serving God?” May...

2019-02-01

God’s point of view

Lift up your heads, because your redemption draw near (lk21:28). If you have ever flown in an airplane you know that your perspective of the Earth ...

2019-01-31

How can a young man keep his way? By living according to your word (psm119:9). Young men are not the only ones who have trouble living a pure life....

2019-01-30

Believe in your heart

If you confess with your mouth,”Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”(rms10:9). Have you e...

2019-01-29

He who trusts

He who trust in his riches will fall, But the righteous will flourish like foliage (prov11:28). The story goes that a certain rich man died and the...

2019-01-28

Your Word is settled in Heaven

Forever, O Lord, Your Word is settled in Heaven (psm119:89). As we look at the world with our Bible in hand, we know that we do not worship an abse...

2019-01-27

Parenting God’s way...

So (Joseph) got up and took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel... and went and lived in a town called Nazareth (mt2:21,23). We...

2019-01-26

Returning home

The way of the Lord is strength for the upright (prov10:29). Because God is the giver and source of life, He has a legitimate claim on our lives. H...

2019-01-24

Return to Me...

The way of the Lord is strength for the upright (prov10:29). Because God is the giver and source of life, He has a legitimate claim on our lives. H...

2019-01-23

Worries...

From everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him (psm103:17). Most of us are pretty good at worrying (some of us might ev...

2019-01-22

Commitment

Perfect love cast out fear (1jhn4:18). When we understand something of Christ’s love for us we as sinners, we will respond with love for Christ- wh...

2019-01-21

Directions

Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely (rev22:17). The story is told of a driver who stopped to get directions to a certain street....

2019-01-20

The Narrow Road

Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it (mt7:14). In July 1969, American astronauts astonished the world w...

2019-01-19

Which road are you on?

There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death (pro16;25). For some, you may be walking on a path that isn’t God’s best...

2019-01-18

Comfort and pain

The Lord has comforted his people, and will have compassion on the suffering ones (isa49:13). Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world ...

2019-01-17

The city that is to come

We are looking for the city that is to come (heb13:14). The Apostle Paul looked forward to death with great anticipation (most of us can’t say that...

2019-01-16

Rejoice in our suffering

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope (rms5:3-4). C...

2019-01-15

No greater love

Greater love has no one then this, that he lay down his life for his friends (jn15:13). Have you ever been accused of being a hypocrite because you...

2019-01-13

Battle Time!

I will never leave you nor forsake you (heb13:5). Never doubt that we are in the midst of a battle-a spiritual battle with Satan, who will do anyth...

2019-01-12

Imitators of God

Be imitators of God as dear children (eph5:1). There is a story that has been told of a man who glanced at the obituary in his local news paper. To...

2019-01-10

Yearn of Heaven

(God) has also set eternity in the hearts of men (eccl3:11). How do we know that Heaven exists, that it’s not just a myth or our imagination? Heave...

2019-01-09

Truth

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (jn8:32). Many people today believe that there is no such thing as absolute truth. It’s...

2019-01-08

Peacemakers

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God (mt5:9). To have peace with God and to have the peace of God in our hearts should...

2019-01-07

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly (col3:16). Living in the south, we know a thing or two about weeds. Weeds with roots so long that you th...

2019-01-04

Riches or righteousness?

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness(mt5:6). God is the only true source of happiness, because He alone offers the intangibles...

2019-01-03

Lip service

These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me (isa29:13). Do we serve God with our l...

2019-01-02

His compassion fail not

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassion fail not (lam3:22). Some people may think of God as an old man with a long w...

2019-01-01

New Year’s resolutions

Consider your ways (hag1:5). Making New Years resolutions and not keeping them is something that we have all done. We start out with good intention...

2018-12-31

The end of another year

There shall be no night there...And they shall reign forever and ever (rev22:5). You may have been asked this question, “Are you an pessimist or an...

2018-12-30

Gospel of crisis

For the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decisions (joel3:14). Some say that Christianity is a gospel of crisis. It is however the gospel o...

2018-12-29

Armor of light

Put on the armor of light (rms13:12). I have heard about an old sundial with an inscription: “It is later than you think.” It has been said that tr...

2018-12-28

Heaven’s grandstand

Since we are surrounded by so great do a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight(heb12:1). If the angels rejoice over one sinner who repe...

2018-12-27

Wisdom and knowledge

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God(rms11:33). The story has been told that the mystery of lightning is what caused...

2018-12-26

A clean slate

Create in me a clean heart, O Lord, And renew a steadfast spirit within me (Pam 51:10). Have you ever had to erase a white board or maybe even a ch...

2018-12-25

No room

She brought forth her firstborn Son... and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the Inn (lk2:7). No room for Jesus? No room ...

2018-12-24

A Savior is born

Today in the town of David, a Savior is born to you; He is Christ the Lord (lk2:11). Jesus came into this world to save all kinds of people (rich a...

2018-12-22

Bread of Life

I am the bread of life (jn6:35). Jesus came to the world so that we could know that God is concerned about the way we live, the way we believe and ...

2018-12-21

Light of the World

I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness (jn8:12). In just a few days we will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ....

2018-12-20

A babe like no other

God also has...given Him the name which is above every name (phil2:9). On a night that we now call Christmas, some two thousand years ago, a young ...

2018-12-19

Finding the balance

The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God (1cor3:19). Some may say that the way for the Church to make our world a better place is to be mor...

2018-12-18

Worries and anxieties

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you(jn14:27). It has been said, “Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to...

2018-12-17

What is right and what is wrong

Everyone did what was right in his own eyes (judges21:25). Do we live any differently in today’s society, from those reflected in today’s verse? Sa...

2018-12-16

Heaven in view

We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed (2cor4:8). It has been said that those who keep Heaven in view remain serene and cheerful in the dar...

2018-12-15

He is praying for you

(Jesus)is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them (heb7:25). Sometimes life hands ...

2018-12-14

Clothed in righteousness

He made Him...to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him(2cor5:21). When we come to Christ, the Bible tells us that He ...

2018-12-13

Who are you going to trust?

Blessed is the man who make the Lord his trust(psm40:4). The story has been told of a little boy who was given a dollar. He gave his dollar to his ...

2018-12-12

Totally and absolutely forgiven

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me and I will be whiter than snow (psm51:7). Do we really believe that God cannot forgive us for...

2018-12-11

There is a time for everything

There is a time for everything...a time to be silent and a time to speak (eccl3:1,7). When we are hurting, we value the presence of someone who wil...

2018-12-10

Rejecting of wise council

Then the king... rejected the advise of the elders(2chrn10:13). Tragically many people today are victims of their own bad decisions. Faced with cho...

2018-12-08

Burdens

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (gal6;2). I have to say a lot of times we don’t realize how heavy someone else’s burde...

2018-12-07

Keep watch!

Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back...(mk13:35). The question has been asked many times-“Are we...

2018-12-05

From glory to glory

We...are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory (2cor3:18). It has been said that a pig can be washed up, sprinkled with the mos...

2018-12-04

Heaven or Hell?

The Lord our God is righteous in everything he does (dan9:14). We know that our God is loving and merciful, and these truths make some wonder how c...

2018-12-03

Sufficient Grace

My grace is sufficient for you (2cor12:9). The greatest most moving prayer ever said was prayed by Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. In it He pra...

2018-12-03

The Spirit of truth

The Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me (jn15:26). God the Holy Spirit is equal with the Son and with the Father in...

2018-12-02

The Spirit of truth

The Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me (jn15:26). God the Holy Spirit is equal with the Son and with the Father in...

2018-12-01

Meeting the Spiritual needs of others

No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only who is at the Father’s side, has been made known (jn1:18). There are many today who are searchin...

2018-11-30

No regrets

If anyone desires to come after Me, let Him...take up his cross and follow Me (mt16:24). The story has been told of Bill Borden I. In the early twe...

2018-11-29

Heaven or Hell?

In life, where he was in torment, he looked up and...called to him, Father Abraham, have pity on me... because I am in agony in this fire (lk16:23-...

2018-11-28

What are you living for?

What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes (jms4:14). The question has been asked,”What has been the bigge...

2018-11-27

Broad is the road

No man knows when his hour will come: As fish are caught in a cruel net... so men are trapped by evil times that fall unexpectedly upon them (eccl9...

2018-11-26

Whiter than snow

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow (psm51:7). Have you ever seen fresh fallen snow, it is so white that you can see almost anything that is d...

2018-11-25

Godly beauty

Your beauty should NOT come from outward adornments (1pt3:3). Society today bombards us with messages about what is beautiful and what is handsome ...

2018-11-22

Giving thanks

It is good to give thanks to the Lord(psm92:1). The Pilgrims who landed in Plymouth in 1620 knew nothing of the bountiful prosperity that so many o...

2018-11-21

The hearts of men

The hearts of men, moreover are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live (eccl9:3). Read or listen to any news headlines t...

2018-11-20

Antichrist

As you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have come (1jn2;18). The main characteristic of the Antichrist (who will ...

2018-11-18

Prayers connect us to God’s work around us

Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do (jn14:13). Prayer connects us with God’s true purposes, not just for our lives but also to the world ar...

2018-11-17

God’s unseen bodyguards

His angles... keep you in all your ways (psm91:11). Every once in a while we may see reports of happenings that cannot be humanly explained (of vis...

2018-11-16

Unseen watchfulness

His angles... keep you in all your ways (psm91:11). Every once in a while we may see reports of happenings that cannot be humanly explained (of vis...

2018-11-15

God hates sin

To fear the Lord is to hate evil, I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech (pro8:13). From our human standpoint some sins (sin...

2018-11-14

Draw near to God

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you (jms4:8). The story has been told of a little boy who was playing with a valuable vase. He put his ha...

2018-11-13

Satan’s lies, God’s promises

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (phil4:13). The question has been asked (or may you have wondered), “If I get born again (sav...

2018-11-11

There is a season

To everything there is a season... a time to be born and a time to die (eccl3:1-2). We live in a sin-scarred world and much of what happens falls s...

2018-11-10

A place for you

If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again (jhn14:3). The great Christian author C.S.Lewis said in his book “Christian Behavior”, that ...

2018-11-09

Joy

But the fruit of the Spirit is...joy (gal5:22). The word joy has all but been lost in our Christian vocabulary. One reason is because we have confu...

2018-11-08

Ask and you will receive

Ask and you will receive, that your joy may be full (1pt2:1). Prayer is our mighty privilege. Think of it- we have the incredible privilege of appr...

2018-11-07

Who is Jesus?

Who do you say I am? (Mtt16:15). The great Christian author C.S.Lewis pointed out that there are only four possible conclusions that we can reach a...

2018-11-06

God’s down payment

Blessed be the Lord... There has not failed one word of all His good promise(1kng8:56). When we purchase a house, we are required to put down a dep...

2018-11-05

Overcoming my unbelief

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!(psm9:24). Evil is real, we encounter it everyday. Maybe you, like I have wondered why God doesn’t just ...

2018-11-04

Cast your burdens

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you (psm55:22). When I was young, I was taught the Serenity Prayer:”God, grant me the serenity t...

2018-11-03

Predicting the future

Trust in God; trust also in me... I am going there to prepare a place for you (jn14:1-2). Since the beginning of the human race, people have tried ...

2018-11-02

The grace of God

Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrong (hab1:13). What does it mean when we hear someone talk about “the grace of God”? ...

2018-11-01

Marked with a seal

Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit (eps1:13). God gives us a seal when we accept Christ as our Savior, a...

2018-10-31

How old is God?

Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (psm90:2). The question ha...

2018-10-30

Barriers

By my God, I can leap over walls (psm18:29). The Bible confronts us with our moral independence within us and our spiritual dependence upon God. In...

2018-10-29

Hope for our future

May we know what this new doctrine is of which you speak? (Acts17:19). Paul was speaking in Athens to a group of well-known intellectuals. In his s...

2018-10-28

He is able

Come to Me... and I will give you rest (mt11:28). We sometimes forget that Jesus was human as well as divine. He had calluses on His hands, and if ...

2018-10-27

Laying up treasures

Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven (mt6:20). The story has been told of an old man, a great man of God, who was lying on his deathbed. He su...

2018-10-26

Heart felt prayers

Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you will receive them, and you will have them (mtt11:24). It has been said that before our pray...

2018-10-25

Marriage and family

He sets the poor on high...and makes their families like flock (psm107:4). One of the primary reasons for the breakdown of the home today is that w...

2018-10-24

Good deeds don’t get us into Heaven

There is none righteous, no, not one (rms3:10). Do you know people who are trusting in their good deeds to get them to Heaven (like some religions ...

2018-10-23

God’s examples

These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings to us (1cor10:11). Don’t you find it encouraging that God would include...

2018-10-22

Our great hope

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (jn16:33). These are wonderful words of encouragement. But I do have...

2018-10-21

Take My yoke

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me (mtt11:29). Have you ever known someone who asked questions about God, and no matter how many you answered ...

2018-10-20

Jesus hears your cries

He will give angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways (psm91:11). There is a story that is told of a poor Chinese woman, who went up the ...

2018-10-19

Family

He sets the poor on high...and makes their families like flock (psm107:4). One of the primary reasons for the breakdown of the home today is that w...

2018-10-18

Ticket to Heaven

There is none righteous, no, not one (rms3:10). Do you know people who are trusting in their good deeds to get them to Heaven (like some religions ...

2018-10-15

The right path

These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings to us (1cor10:11). Don’t you find it encouraging that God would include...

2018-10-13

Walk in Wisdom

Walk in wisdom... redeeming the time (col4:5). The master musician understands the long hours, days and sometimes years of self-sacrifice that prec...

2018-10-12

The Way

I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me (jn14:6). There is an old saying: :All roads lead to Rome.” May...

2018-10-11

Time is near

Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time...

2018-10-10

The righteousness of God

God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2cor5:21). We will never be good enough to g...

2018-10-09

More than Conquerors

In all theses things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (rms8:37). When Satan mounts his attacks against us (if not now just wait...

2018-10-08

Choose Life

I have set before you life and death... therefore choose life(deut30:19). What if God chose to remove all evil from our world, it would mean that t...

2018-10-07

Perfect Love

There is no fear in love; but perfect love cast out fear (1jn4:18). The world of Jesus’ day was filled with fear, much like the world we live in to...

2018-10-06

Book of Life

If anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire (rev20;15). These are scary words- the scariest wor...

2018-10-05

Grace

It is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is gift of God (eps2;8).Scientists tell us that every star move...

2018-10-04

Love one another

Love one another as I have loved you (jn15:12). It has been said that Sr. Francis Assisi discovered the secret to happiness when he prayed this pra...

2018-10-03

The secret place of the Most High

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty (psm91;1). Someone has said that the only certainty...

2018-10-02

A place for us

If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come and receive you to Myself (jn14:3). “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the...

2018-10-01

Is God’s grace Sufficient?

We conduct ourselves in the world... by the grace of God (2cor1:12). Is God’s grace really sufficient in times of trouble? Can it truly sustain us ...

2018-09-26

Christ’s Return

I will come back and take you to be with me (jn14:3). C.S. Lewis once identified three reasons why people don’t believe in the return of Jesus. Fir...

2018-09-25

Not of this World

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep (rms12:15). Jesus ate with the social outcasts and sinners. But His relationship with ...

2018-09-22

The Holy Spirit

When (the Holy Spirit) has come, He will convict the world of sin, and righteousness, and judgement (jhn16:8). The Holy Spirit is God Himself, He l...

2018-09-20

Salt of the Earth

You are the salt of the earth... you are the light of the world (mt5:13-14). The human mind (like nature itself) abhors a vacuum. If our minds and ...

2018-09-19

Peaceable Life

Lead a quite and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence (1tim2:2). As children of God, we aren’t to isolate ourselves from the world. Some C...

2018-09-18

Perfect Peace

You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind in stayed on you (isa26:3). When we think of peace it carries the idea of unity, rest, ease, and sec...

2018-09-17

The Fullness of Christ

The Kingdom of God... righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (rms14:17). To the great gift of forgiveness God adds the great gift of th...

2018-09-16

Usefulness in God’s Kingdom

As many are led by the Spirit of God, there are sons of God (rsm8:14). The first key to usefulness in God’s Kingdom is humility. Our pride cuts us ...

2018-09-15

I will give you a new heart

If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away (2cor5:17). When we come to our saving knowledge in Christ, God’s W...

2018-09-14

God’s Unchanging Word

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correction and training in righteousness (2tim3:16). There have been times (bef...

2018-09-13

Retuning Void

(My Word) will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire (isa55:11). During one of my college classes, I had a professor who delibe...

2018-09-13

Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O Lord (psm94:12). We develop muscles through exercise. It is only when our muscles encounter resistance do t...

2018-09-12

The power of prayer

Shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night? (Lk17:7). Have you every prayed for someone you know or love to come to know Christ a...

2018-09-11

Suffering and Affliction

Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O Lord (psm94:12). We develop muscles through exercise. It is only when our muscles encounter resistance do t...

2018-09-11

Suffering and Affliction

Blessed is the man whom you instruct, O Lord (psm94:12). We develop muscles through exercise. It is only when our muscles encounter resistance do t...

2018-09-10

Deliver us

(Hezekiah prayed), “O Lord our God, delivered us from (the enemy’s) hand, so that all kingdoms on earth may know that you alone, O Lord, are God (2...

2018-09-08

Dwelling in the presence

The upright shall dwell in You presence (psm140:13). What would you do if you were invited to meet the Queen of England? You would dress in your be...

2018-09-06

God’s Radio Station

The mystery... now has been revealed to His saints (col1:26). The question has been asked many times, does God speak to us, He spoke to those in th...

2018-09-05

Seeking God

My soul thirst for God, for the living God (psm42:2). We live in an age where we are preoccupied with the things of this world, and the words of th...

2018-09-04

God’s Secret Agents

He will give his angels charge of you to guide you in all your ways (psm91:11). A secret agent is one who seeks to protect his country, his king or...

2018-09-03

How do you spend your time?

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God (1jn4:7). I’m not an expert on this but, I’ve learned that serving the Lord requires...

2018-09-02

Work for Good

Wars will continue until the end (dan9:26). Wars, wars and more wars, we hear of them every day. But God calls us to work for peace and to pray for...

2018-09-01

God’s idea of strength

When I am weak, then I am strong (2cor12:10). God’s idea of strength and our idea of strength are two completely different things. A paradox? No, i...

2018-08-31

Be Transformed

Be transformed...that you may prove what is that...perfect will of God (rms12:2). God has a plan for our lives, it is found IF we live in constant ...

2018-08-30

Walk and not faint

They shall walk and not faint (isa40:31). Never in our history have the nations of the world possessed so many deadly weapons, so many ways to brin...

2018-08-29

Peace with God

We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace (rms5:1-2). Have you ever wondered ...

2018-08-28

Come boldly to the throne of grace

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace (heb4:16). The question has been asked, “How big is God, how do I know He will answer my prayer...

2018-08-27

A Life of Prayer

He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray (mt14:23). This may shock you to know, but we were created to live a life of prayer. But our sins (ev...

2018-08-26

God Cares

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him (mt6:8). Why pray if God already knows what we need? As parents and grandparents do we discourag...

2018-08-23

Clean hands and a pure heart

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?... He who has clean hands and a pure heart (psm24:3-4). We live in the most permissive society since pagan t...

2018-08-22

Clean Hands and Pure Hearts

Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?... He who has clean hands and a pure heart (psm24:3-4). We live in the most permissive society since pagan t...

2018-08-21

Seeing Christ in our prayers

Far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord in ceasing to pray for you (1sam12:23). I am told that there is a statue of Christ in a small ...

2018-08-20

Living for Christ

My days are swifter than a weavers shuttle (job7:6). In the state of North Carolina there are textile mills, where giant looms turn out cloth for m...

2018-08-19

God’s Deposit

He...put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come (2cor1:22-23). As we trust in Christ, God gives us his Spirit as a ple...

2018-08-18

When you pray

When you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans (mt6:7). Look carefully at the prayer life of Christ, and notice the earnestness at which He pra...

2018-08-17

The Kigdom of Christ

Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom (psm145:13). The government in God’s Kingdom is unique. It’s not a democracy where the people govern, but a ...

2018-08-16

Wasting time

You do not know what will happen tomorrow (jms4:14). There is a story that has been told of a clergyman who sat by the bed of a dying Christian who...

2018-08-15

Crown of Life

Blessed is the man who endures trials, for he... will receive the crown of life (jms1:12). The Bible tells us that we are strangers and pilgrims in...

2018-08-14

Your own interest

Each of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interest of others (phil2:4). Just as Israel was to enter into the Promise L...

2018-08-13

Christ’s return

It is good that one should hope and wait for the salvation of the Lord (lam3:26). The promise return of Christ has been the great hope and cornerst...

2018-08-12

Follow Me

If anyone come after me, He must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (mt16:24). What is a true Christian? It is a person who has made ...

2018-08-11

Godis Spirit

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth (jn4:24). God is a Spirit (infinite, eternal and unchanging). These t...

2018-08-10

Take My yoke

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me (mt11:29). Christ calls us to discipleship. When we come (not all do), He takes away one set of burdens (th...

2018-08-09

Foundations

Who ever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them...is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock (lk6:47...

2018-08-08

Let your light shine

Let your light so shine before me , that they may...glorify your Father in heaven (mt5:16). Jesus told His disciples that they could not make their...

2018-08-07

Facing Giants

David said to the Philistine, “You have come to me with a sword, spear, and javelin. But I have come to you in the name of the Lord” (1sam17:45). W...

2018-08-06

Supplying your needs

My God shall supply all your needs (phil4:19). “If you abide in Me, and My Words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done f...

2018-08-05

Our Heavenly Father knows

Your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things (mt6:32). We are’t suppose to let money become the most important thing in life, but lets...

2018-08-04

Giving

Give and it will be given to you...For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you (lk6:38). Generosity doesn’t come naturally to me (and ...

2018-08-03

Do not be afraid

Do not be afraid (mt28:10). We live in a world shaken by fear, apprehension and anxiety. What is the answer to our stifling fear? After Jesus’ deat...

2018-08-02

When you are tested

When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold (job23:10). Our afflictions can be a means of refining and or purification. Just as ore has to pa...

2018-08-01

Jesus will return

This same Jesus...will so come in like manner as you saw Him go (acts1:11). The resurrection of Christ is the key to God’s plan for the future. Bec...

2018-07-31

A generous soul

The generous soul will be made rich (pro11:25). The Bible teaches us that blessings follow those who give liberally. “The generous soul will be mad...

2018-07-30

The Good Shepherd

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep (jn10:11). One of the figures of speech Jesus applied to Himself is that of a shepherd. He said,...

2018-07-29

Peace of God

Let the peace of God rule in your hearts (col3:15). Science has confirmed what the Bible has taught for centuries: there is a close relationship be...

2018-07-28

Never stop praying

We... do not cease to pray for you (col1:9). Have you ever prayed for someone’s salvation- I mean really prayed for them? Maybe you have prayed for...

2018-07-27

Forgiven

I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more (jer31:34). What a wonderful promise God has presented to us. God has promised...

2018-07-26

Are you a slugglered

The sluggers craving will be the death of him, because he has refused to work (prov:21:25). Webster defines “sloth” as a cure fuzzy animal, but al...

2018-07-25

A fools anger

A fool gives full vent to his anger (pro29:11). All of us have gotten angry from time to time. A baby cave have a tantrum because it doesn’t like i...

2018-07-24

The proud of heart

The Lord detests all the proud of hearts. Be sure of this : They will not go unpunished (prov16:5). God does not hate a healthy self-respectful or ...

2018-07-23

If God is for us...

If God be for us, who can be against us? (Rms8:31). It has been said that we have become a nation of cowards. Many people today have become relucta...

2018-07-22

Trials

Through God we will do valiantly (psm108:13). Trials, no one likes when we are in the center of them. But I believe there are two ways to get out o...

2018-07-21

The life of the Son

The Son gives life to whom He will (jn5:21). The very moment that we come to Christ, the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit) brings the life of God into us...

2018-07-20

Love the Lord

Love the Lord your God with all your heart... and Love your neighbor as yourself (lk10:27). Do you know that the religious leaders in Jesus’ time h...

2018-07-19

The love of money

What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul (mk8:36). The Bible doesn’t condemn money or even material possession...

2018-07-18

Where’s your fear?

Fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him (deut10:12b). The Bible tells us, “Fear not, for I am with thee (gen26:24). But it als...

2018-07-16

Casting your cares

Casting your care upon Him, for He cares for you (1pt5:7). I have been told that the French transaction of our verse for today is “Unloading your d...

2018-07-15

Where’s your joy?

My soul shall be joyful in the Lord (psm35:9). When Jesus Christ is the source of our joy,(not to be confused with happiness) no words can describe...

2018-07-14

Sin Will Find You Out

You may be sure that your sin will find you out (numbers32:23). We know that there can be pleasure in sin (we don’t need the Bible to tell us). But...

2018-07-13

What is God forging in your life?

Stand fast in the Lord (phil4:1). A raw bar of steel can be purchased for a few dollars. But when that same bar of steel has been thrust into a fir...

2018-07-12

The Future Belongs to the Kingdom of God

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever (psm45:6). Many intellectuals ask where is history going. Will society get better and better- or will we en...

2018-07-10

Discover the Living Word

All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal (psm119:160). When we were young, our parents told us not to believe everything we rea...

2018-07-09

Ask... Seek...Knock.

Ask, and it will be given; seek and you will find (mt7:7). Children (as any parent will tell you) are not shy about asking for things (mom...mom......

2018-07-05

Our Fortress

He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust (psm91:2). A refuge is a place safely out of harm's way. A place where we can stay whi...

2018-07-03

We Are Children of God

You are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus (gal3:26). Being poor in spirit means being aware of our spiritual poverty. Being poor in...

2018-07-02

Are You Spiritually Poor?

Blessed are the poor in spirit (mt5:3). To most of us these words sound like a contradiction, how can being “poor in spirit” lead us to blessings? ...

2018-06-30

No Trouble Can Destroy Us

My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever (psm73:26). Trouble will not hurt us unless it does what man...

2018-06-29

I Know it Works

I know whom I have believed (2tim1:12). Does Christianity really work? Does anything happen when a person repents (turns away) of sin and receives ...

2018-06-27

Have You Committed to Christ?

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven will enter in” (Mt7:2...

2018-06-26

Giving is a Command

Give, and it will be given to you (lk6:38). Give, Christ commands us. Yet this is more than just a command. It is an invitation to glorious and abu...

2018-06-25

Our Name are Written

Only those who are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life (will enter the glory of Heaven) (rev21:27). We will never be good enough to get into Heaven ...

2018-06-24

We Have a Helper.

I will pray to the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He May abide with you forever (jn14:16). The Holy Spirit of God is given to ev...

2018-06-23

Life Minus Love Equals Nothing

All the law is fulfilled in one word... “Love your neighbor as yourself (gal5:14). Suppose I gave all that I have to charity. You might say I was a...

2018-06-22

Patience is Critical

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (col3:12). Look at t...

2018-06-21

Teach Us Prayer

Lord, teach us to pray (lk11:1). Thousands pray only in times of great stress, danger, or uncertainty. It is instinctive for us to pray in times of...

2018-06-20

Grow in Grace

Grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2pt3:18). So, how do we grow spiritually? We do this by studying God’s Word. W...

2018-06-18

His Way is Perfect.

As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless (psm18:30). Have you ever thought how important it is that God is perfect? What if...

2018-06-16

In But Not Of

They are of the world... we are of God (1jhn4:5-6). The Gulf Stream flows in the ocean, and yet it is not absorbed by it. It maintains its warm tem...

2018-06-15

Be Content

I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content (phil4:11). Can this be truly said of us, popularity and praise can be far more dangerous for ...

2018-06-14

Nothing Separates Us from His Love

Be faithful even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life (rev2:10). Shadrach, Meshrach, and Abednego were Jewish captives in B...

2018-06-13

How Do We Show Gratitude?

No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly (psm84:11). In the midst of this world’s sorrow and troubles, our lives have many bles...

2018-06-12

Be Alert

Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in yo...

2018-06-11

Free, But Not Cheap.

Come, buy... without money and without price (isa55:1). God does not bargain with us, not can we barter with Him. He holds our eternal salvation in...

2018-06-10

He is Righteous.

Righteous are you, O Lord, And your laws are right (psm119:137). It took sixteen hundred years to write, and more than thirty authors acting as sec...

2018-06-08

Hold the Light

The light of the righteous rejoices (pro13:9). We are holding a light, and we are to let it shine. Though it may seem but a twinkling candle in a w...

2018-06-06

Commit to the Lord

Commit your way to the Lord... and He shall bring it to pass (psm37:5). Most of us know that we cannot stop a baby’s cry with a baby rattle when he...

2018-06-05

Aim at Heaven.

Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things (col3:2). Continually looking forward to the eternal world Jesus will usher in is not a form o...

2018-06-04

Pray Without Ceasing

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing (1thes5:16-17). Prayer is an essential part of a Christian life. The Bible tells us we are to “Pray without ce...

2018-06-03

Conscience is the Lamp of the Eternal

If your heart is wise, My heart will rejoice (pro23:15). One of the ways God has revealed Himself to us is in the conscience. The conscience has be...

2018-06-01

Are We Concerned?

Woe to him who is alone, when he falls, for He has no one to help him up (eccl4:10). When we commit our lives to Christ, we are no longer alone, no...

2018-05-30

Not Just Forgive & Forget

Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you (mtt5:44). We’ve heard the expression; “Forgive & forget”- is it really possible? Maybe som...

2018-05-29

Cast Your Cares Upon Him

As a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him (psm103:13). As a child of God, we are His dependents. Just as our own child...

2018-05-28

The Spirit Dwells with You.

The Spirit of truth... dwells with you and will be in you (jhn14:17). There is a story of a little boy who recently received Christ and he asked hi...

2018-05-27

Forgive as You are Forgiven

Bear with each other and forgive whatever’s grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you (col3:13). The command to ...

2018-05-26

Filled with the Holy Spirit

They were filled with the Holy Spirit (acts2:4). The early Christians had no buildings, no airplanes, no cars, no printing presses, no TV’s, nor ra...

2018-05-25

Are You Bearing Fruit?

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit (jn15:5). How we live at home is the acid test for any Chr...

2018-05-24

The Joy of Christ

Rejoice in the Lord always (phil4:4). When our hearts are surrendered totally to the will of God, then we delight in seeing Him use us in any way H...

2018-05-23

Wait on the Lord

But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles (isa40:31). Nowhere does the Bible teach us t...

2018-05-21

Who Will You Touch?

Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man (mk1:41). The custom of the day was when someone was afflicted with leprosy ...

2018-05-20

His Kingdom

The kingdom of God is within you (lk17:21). Too many people think God is to be found by looking within their own self, and they often quote Christ ...

2018-05-18

Learning Responsibility

The Lord our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey (josh24:24). There is a story that is told of a wealthy father who refused to get his so...

2018-05-16

Reprogram Our Minds & Hearts

You are precious and honored in my sight, and ... l love you (isa43:3). One thing a computer manufacturer does is program each computer with a set ...

2018-05-15

Your Heart

Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart (1sam16:7). Did you know our hearts beat 100,000 times every 24hrs? It beats a...

2018-05-14

Look Past the Present

The Son of man will come in the glory of His Father and with angels (mt16:27). Today Christ (physically) is hidden from our view, although the Holy...

2018-05-13

He is Hope, He is Truth

You are my hope, O Lord; You are my trust from my youth (psm71:1). You know I think we still wrestle with the same problems that plagued Plato and ...

2018-05-12

We are His Children

Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God(1jn3:11). When we commit our lives to Jesus as S...

2018-05-10

He is Still Working

The day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night (1thes5:2). We who are Christians have no reason to go around wondering what we will do in the...

2018-05-08

Our Hunger for Him.

My heart and flesh cry out for the living God (psm84:2). Have you ever held your breath under water to see how long you could hold it? The long you...

2018-05-07

No Matter What the Future Holds

The Lord shall reign forever(psm146:10). If we only look at the headlines of the day, there is good reason to be pessimistic about the future (all ...

2018-05-05

Respond to His Love

He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation (atonement) for our sins (1jn4:10). The word “love” has come to mean so many different things. ...

2018-05-04

Not to Condemn, but to Save

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved (jhn3:17). If someone deliberately ...

2018-05-02

With Us in Trial & Triumph

No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly (psm84:11). I think many times we make the mistake thinking that Christ helps us only ...

2018-05-01

What’s Done for Christ Will Last

May the glory of the Lord endure forever; May the Lord rejoice in His works (psm104:31). C.T. Studd, a famous Cambridge cricketer and missionary wr...

2018-04-30

Be Transformed

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind (rms12:2). The Bible teaches that our minds are to be brought under the control of Christ. If God is to...

2018-04-29

He is Trustworthy

God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man that he should change his mind (num23:19). Can God’s promises be trusted? His promise to be ...

2018-04-28

Shaping Us Down Here

You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house (1pt2:5). The story has been told of a man who lost his job, his fortune, his wife...

2018-04-27

Honor in Service

If anyone serves Me, Him My Father will honor (jn12:26). People today seek adventure and excitement and more importantly, something to believe in. ...

2018-04-25

Borrowed Troubles

Let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God... will guard your heart and minds (phil4:6-7). No troubles distress the mind and wears...

2018-04-24

Nothing is Hidden

You alone know the hearts of all men (1kg8:39). Do these words scare you? They should because they remind us of a truth we often forget: God knows ...

2018-04-23

Don't be Conformed to this World.

"Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus" (phil2:5). We Christians are not to be conformed to this world. The world by it advertisem...

2018-04-21

Our Future is Assured

Abide in Him, that when He appears, we may... not be ashamed before Him at His coming (1jn2:28). Almost two thousand years ago, Jesus won the decis...

2018-04-19

Nothing But Joy

"Whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy" (Jms1:2). Some of the most godly people I’ve ever met were those who were calle...

2018-04-18

Fervent Prayer

The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avail much (Jms5:16). The story has been told that John Knox prayed, and God’s response to his pra...

2018-03-29

The Father's Compassion

"As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him" (psm103:13). Discouragement, hopelessness, despair- ...

2018-03-28

Child of Light

"You brethren, are not in darkness...you are all sons of light" (1thess5:4-5). The born again Christian sees life not as blurred, confused, or mean...

2018-03-27

Continuously Be Filled

"Be filled with the Spirit" (eph5:18). The command to “be filled with the Spirit” actually has the idea of continuously being filled in the origina...

2018-03-26

Denial, Delay, or Decision?

"If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first" (Jhn15:18). People often have one of three reactions to the message of the gospel. Fi...

2018-03-24

Give You Rest

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (mtt11:28). Few of us know how to rest these days. Even when we are o...

2018-03-23

A Gentle Tug on Our Heartstrings

"The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (rms8:16). How can we be certain about who and what God really is? T...

2018-03-22

Seek God’s Will

"I will counsel you and watch over you" (psm32:8). Sometimes we face major crossroads in our lives (some that have rocked us to our very core). Whe...

2018-03-21

In the Mist of Trouble

"Though I walk in the mist of trouble, you will receive me" (psm138:7). Have you ever felt as if you've let God down? Have you fallen short of the ...

2018-03-20

All the days, all day long.

"I am with you always, to the very end of the age" (mt28:20). These words of Christ are a promise to all His disciples- those that have gone before...

2018-03-19

Joys of Heaven

"You have a better and enduring possession for yourselves in heaven" (heb10:34). Some people may think that Heaven will by dull and boring, but thi...

2018-03-16

Peace is Possible

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you... Don't let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid"(jn14:27). When we become followers of Christ...

2018-03-15

The Fullness of Joy

"In Your presence is fullness of joy" (psm16:11). Have you ever witnessed a young couple show their love for each other without saying a word? Ever...

2018-03-14

Fill You With Joy

"May the Lord of hope fill you with all joy" (roms15:13). How often have we found what we were looking for in life, only to realize it didn’t bring...

2018-03-13

A New Creation

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation" (2cor5:17). Wouldn’t it be nice if we could find a medicine that would cure human nature’s weakness ...

2018-03-12

The Bible is Our Foundation

"We’re not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us?" (lk24:32). Is the Bible’s message honestly relevant today? Yes, and millions of b...

2018-03-11

Let us Worship

"Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker" (psm95:6). When was the last time you worshipped God, truly worshipped G...

2018-03-08

Light of the World

"You are the light of the world" (mt5:14). Jesus tells us, “You are the light of the world... Let your light so shine before (others), that they ma...

2018-03-07

Seek First the Kingdom

“The secret of happiness is not to do what you like to do, but to learn to like what you have to do“(King George V). Most think that happiness is e...

2018-03-06

Ever Increasing

"We... are being transformed into (Christ’s) likeness with ever increasing glory" (2cor3:18). God can seem near to us when we walk along a beautifu...

2018-03-05

On Being Content

"I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation" (phil4;12). I was told the story of two men. One was very wealthy and succe...

2018-03-04

His Love Letter to Us

"The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple" (psm119:130). We ought to know more about the Bible- but if we are ...

2018-03-03

Don't be Afraid

"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ" (rms8:35). In the midst of a world filled with danger, hatred and wars, these words of Christ are j...

2018-03-02

With You Always

I am with you always, even to the end of the age (mt28:20). I recall a story about David Livingstone, as he returned home to Scotland after sixteen...

2018-03-01

Revival Today

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (mt4:17). If Christianity is important at all, then it's all-important. If it is anything at all, then...

2018-02-28

Fountain of Life

"For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light" (psm36:9). Sadly many people get their happiness only from their outward circums...

2018-02-27

Our Purpose in His Plan

"Teach me Your way, O Lord, And lead me in a smooth path." (psm27:11). God has a plan or purpose for every person, although many go through life wi...

2018-02-26

Our Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul (psm...

2018-02-25

He is your Refuge

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (rm12:12). Discouragement and depression can come for many reasons. The loss of a lo...

2018-02-24

Comfort & Compassion

God of all comfort, who comforts us in all troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble (2cor1:3-4). Does God care about what is going on ...

2018-02-23

Let The Dead Bury Their Own

Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead!” (Mt8:2...

2018-02-22

Brevity of Life

Show me, O Lord, my life’s end and number of my days; let me know how fleeting is my life (psm39:4). The question has been asked, “What has been th...

2018-02-21

Our Children

Train a child in the way He should go and when he is old he will not depart from it (prov22:6). Our children need to know right and wrong, and the ...

2018-02-20

Daily Devotional 02/20/2018

Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father (jn14:9). Many people respect Jesus’ moral teachings; they even respect His impact on us. But His teachi...

2018-02-19

Daily Devotional 02/19/2018

So walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him (col2:6-7). Mount Mitchell in North Carolina is the highest point in the eastern United States. On it’s ...

2018-02-18

Daily Devotional 02/18/2018

What He opens no man can shut, and what He shuts no one can open (rev3:7). When God opens a door, what possible excuse can we have for not going th...

2018-02-16

Daily Devotional 02/16/2018

We give thanks to God... because of the hope which is laid up for you in heaven (col1:1,5). Nothing compares to the homecoming of a true believer. ...