The Perfect One

Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him Hebrews 5:8-9 My BSGs have decided we can whittle down any Bible study to one word: “Obey.”  We joke now about how if we want any blessing, to hear His Word, toContinue reading “The Perfect One”

God’s Guardrails

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. Deuteronomy 30:16 I grew up not wanting to have children.  In my isolated world IContinue reading “God’s Guardrails”

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”

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”

Hemmed In

You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:5 My BSGs were talking the other day about sensing God’s presence.  More specifically about the times we felt God was far away from us.  So often when we are experiencing difficult trials we think “where is God?”  But I’ve come to realizeContinue reading “Hemmed In”

The Quiet Mind

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.  Exodus 14:14 I am not a “still” person.  If something feels lacking in me, I do a personal inventory and then come up with a plan to fix it.  But I finally realized that my relationship with God needed to be approached differently.  I sat on the edge ofContinue reading “The Quiet Mind”

The Ripples of Pride

Lesson #10: Make Jesus the King of every aspect of your life, especially the parts you grasp tight control over. “The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, “Who can bring me down toContinue reading “The Ripples of Pride”

Be A Heart Changer & Soul Saver

Life Lesson #9: Christians are in the job of changing hearts and saving souls. Perhaps this is the reason he was separated from you for a while, so that you might have him back forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave, a beloved brother—especially to me but how much more to you,Continue reading “Be A Heart Changer & Soul Saver”

A Tiny Message #4

Therefore, since we have these promises,dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 When you think of the word “holy” the most likely target of our thoughts is God or Jesus. But the pursuit of holiness is what is required of usContinue reading “A Tiny Message #4”

Justice Will Be Done

Zion shall be redeemed by justice,     and those in her who repent, by righteousness. But rebels and sinners shall be broken together,     and those who forsake the Lord shall be consumed. Isaiah 1:27-28 My husband and I love vacationing in Kauai.  Our favorite activity is exploring hidden beaches.  When people think of Hawaii, they might picture long sandy beachesContinue reading “Justice Will Be Done”