Fight or Flight

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.   1 Peter 4:12 I’d wanted to get my motorcycle license since I was 16 years old.  For any of you counting that’s about 37 years ago.  Back then, my mind and bodyContinue reading “Fight or Flight”

Unswerving Faith

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.   Hebrews 10:23 We sing songs about God being our Rock.  We hear sermons about not living as though on shifting sand.  And yet so often I find myself having days where my faith feels more like something I’ve placed in a box to accessContinue reading “Unswerving Faith”

Burn Brightly

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the Word of life.  Philippians 2:15-16 I have to admit in the carrot and stick scenario of motivation I tend to be more of a “stick” motivated person.  My fear of punishment or failure outweighs any reward I might be offered.  It’sContinue reading “Burn Brightly”

Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!

Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.  James 3:10 A prayer to avoid using coarse language Holy Father, it has become so easy for me to use your name in un-holy ways.  There was once a time that when angered or frustrated I would just sayContinue reading “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!”

Retire Our Gavels

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Romans 14:10  A prayer to not be judgemental of others Holy God, we live in a world that judges us on a photo that gets scrolledContinue reading “Retire Our Gavels”

Send Me!

Now if you obey me fully  and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my treasured possession.  Exodus 19:5 A prayer to act when directed by God Dear God, I used to think that my faith was solely a personal, spiritual pursuit.  But I keep hearing the word “obey.”  I admit that obeying isn’tContinue reading “Send Me!”

The Quiet Captain

My dear brothers and sisters,  take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19  A prayer to speak only when needed LORD, I would like to make this brief but I seem to have an issue with words.  They flow freely from my mouth without filters.  AtContinue reading “The Quiet Captain”

The Sword of the Spirit

For I am the Lord your God,    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—    the Lord Almighty is his name.16 I have put my words in your mouth    and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place,    who laid the foundations of the earth,    and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Isaiah 51:15-16 When we pictureContinue reading “The Sword of the Spirit”

The Smoothest Path

A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness prepare     the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert     a highway for our God. Every valley shall be raised up,     every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level,     the rugged places a plain. And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,     and all people will see itContinue reading “The Smoothest Path”

His Amazing Peace

Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” He did not let anyone follow him except Peter, James and John the brother of James. When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw a commotion, with people crying and wailing loudly. He went in and said to them, “Why all this commotion andContinue reading “His Amazing Peace”