Are You Prepared?

Lesson #12: God’s kingdom will be established and we need to be prepared. “But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy.  Jacob will possess his inheritance.” Obadiah 1:17 My current BSG Bible study focuses solely on Easter and the days leading up to Jesus’ death.  The other day we were asked to read MatthewContinue reading “Are You Prepared?”

Unburdened Your Heart

Lesson #7: Forgiveness of others brings us the blessings of Christ It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also a prisoner of Christ Jesus— that I appeal to you for my son  Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains. Philemon 1:9-10 Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness.  It keeps poppingContinue reading “Unburdened Your Heart”

A Mustard Seed

Do not repay evil with evil  or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing,  because to this you were called  so that you may inherit a blessing. 1 Peter 3:9  A prayer to be a blessing to those around me and my community Holy Spirit I get so wrapped up in my everyday problemsContinue reading “A Mustard Seed”

Life-Giving Peace

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6 I rest my worries in constant prayer LORD, I confess that I can cite Philippians 4:6 quite easily but it is the actual doing that I struggle with.  In fact, when I get veryContinue reading “Life-Giving Peace”

Hanging By A Thread

Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Isaiah 49:15-16 I just was having a bad day.  Nothing really seemed to fallContinue reading “Hanging By A Thread”

The Best For You

This is what the Lord says—    your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:“I am the Lord your God,    who teaches you what is best for you,    who directs you in the way you should go.18 If only you had paid attention to my commands,    your peace would have been like a river,    your well-being like the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48:17-18 We’ve all probably heard it from our parents at one timeContinue reading “The Best For You”

Vessels of Good News

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but willContinue reading “Vessels of Good News”

The Spirit of Christmas

“Turn to me and be saved,     all you ends of the earth;     for I am God, and there is no other. By myself I have sworn,     my mouth has uttered in all integrity     a word that will not be revoked: Before me every knee will bow;     by me every tongue will swear. They will say ofContinue reading “The Spirit of Christmas”

Always With Us

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;     I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters,     I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,     they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire,     you will not be burned;     the flames will not setContinue reading “Always With Us”

Amazed by Ordinary

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth “When Jesus had finished these parables, he moved on from there. Coming to his hometown, he began teaching the people in their synagogue,and they were amazed. “Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” they asked.“Isn’t this the carpenter’s son? Isn’t his mother’s name Mary, and aren’t hisContinue reading “Amazed by Ordinary”