Our Inner Wizard Of Oz

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 A prayer to be a patient person Faithful Father, I get so caught up in the busyness of life that I forget that my needs and desires are not the same as everyone else’s. When I’m running late, I want toContinue reading “Our Inner Wizard Of Oz”

Pessimist or Pollyanna?

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. John 15:11 A prayer to live a joy-filled life. Gracious God your gifts and blessing to me cannot be counted.  And yet so often I turn to the negative parts in my life and place myContinue reading “Pessimist or Pollyanna?”

Wanted: God Expert

When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write  for himself on a scroll a copy  of this law, taken from that of the Levitical priests.  It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God andContinue reading “Wanted: God Expert”

Pray It Till You Make It

Although controversial to some, I credit evangelist Joyce Meyer with the jumpstart to my transformation from “baby Christian” to a maturing one.  Why? The day I broke down and said to God, “Why am I still so unhappy?  Why can’t I experience joy and peace in my life?” He admonished me and asked, “What have you reallyContinue reading “Pray It Till You Make It”

Faithful Healing

I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners. Isaiah 57:18 In our lives we all have had instances of brokenness, despair and desolation. Those times when we feel we are on our last leg, at the end of the rope about to loseContinue reading “Faithful Healing”

The True Story of God With Us

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 At the time that Isaiah spoke this prophecy the nation of Judah was under a large threat from Assyria.  Alliances were being pressured and formed.  King Ahaz of Judah refused to align himself withContinue reading “The True Story of God With Us”

He Prepares The Way

This is what the Lord says to his anointed,to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations  before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut: I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut throughContinue reading “He Prepares The Way”

A Promise of Triumph

The Lord will march out like a champion,like a warrior he will stir up his zeal;with a shout  he will raise the battle cry and will triumph over his enemies. Isaiah 42:13 Like you, I’ve dealt with a lot of difficult people throughout my life.  Whether it was at work, my children’s school, youth sports, or even my church,Continue reading “A Promise of Triumph”

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”