Rescue Me!

Rise up and help us; rescue us because of your unfailing love. Psalm 44:26 I’ll admit I’ve had a bit of a rough relationship with God the last few weeks.  I have an on-going health issue related to my sinuses.  For years I’ve suffered through swollen sinuses, infections, allergies, clogged ears, excruciating headaches and more.  I’m in myContinue reading “Rescue Me!”

Solidarity

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 I was having lunch the other day with a friend and she shared with me a disturbing trend in her two Bible study groups.  She said to me, “I’ve had it.  I’m exhausted.  I don’t want toContinue reading “Solidarity”

35,000 Decisions

…yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18 According to Psychology Today we make an average of 35,000 decisions each day.  That’s about 2,000 decisions per waking hour.  I remember when I was working as a public relations and marketing executive at a mid-sized company.  At the end of each dayContinue reading “35,000 Decisions”

Living In The Light

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. 2 Corinthians 4:6 I’ve been thinking a lot about separateness lately.  As the world seems to move farther and farther away from theContinue reading “Living In The Light”

Muscle Building

Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.  1 Corinthians 9:25 I’ve been a member of various gyms over the years.  Each time, after that initial enthusiasm of “this time I’m goingContinue reading “Muscle Building”

Fan The Flame

For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.  2 Timothy 1:6  I remember the day I got baptized.  I was 34 years old and at the same time my one year old and 5 year old received the HolyContinue reading “Fan The Flame”

Awaken

So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake  and sober.   1 Thessalonians 5:6 I just finished a study on the book of Numbers.  It finds Israel wandering about the desert grumbling, complaining and disobeying God at every turn.  And God gives mercy over and over at Moses’ pleading.  Until He doesn’t.  There’sContinue reading “Awaken”

Our New Identity

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15 When I quit working full time about 25 years ago, it was hard for me to accept that I no longer contributed financially toContinue reading “Our New Identity”

Time Well Spent

We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience  inherit what has been promised. Hebrews 6:12 If today’s verse sounds familiar, it should!  The King James’ version was our stepping off point for this new series – “That ye be not slothful…”  Remembering that the Greek word for slothful,Continue reading “Time Well Spent”

Fresh Fire

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12 I don’t typically pull Bible verses from the King James version.  But in one of my devotionals this version of Hebrews 6:12 was the focus of that day’s study.  It got me thinking about my own faith andContinue reading “Fresh Fire”