Bucket Of Joy

You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. Psalm 4:7 Have you ever ridden on a carousel where the operator, at some point, drops down a metal arm toward the riders and a brass ring drops toward its end?  The riders on the outside stretch and strive toContinue reading “Bucket Of Joy”

He Knows My Name

I will not forget you!  See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;  Isaiah 49:15-16 The other day my Bible study girls (or BSGs as I like to call them) were once again talking about praise versus thanksgiving.  I had already been pondering over my praise life when we started talking about how we so oftenContinue reading “He Knows My Name”

Step: 5 Wise Counselor

Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14 The day I sat on the edge of my bed whining to God about my miserableContinue reading “Step: 5 Wise Counselor”

A Tiny Message #6

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. Hebrews 12:1 I was at one of the lowest points in my life. Sure, I realized at some point that my hormonal situation was partially to blame but soContinue reading “A Tiny Message #6”

Seek Koinonia

Life Lesson #8: Seek deep and long lasting communion with other Christian believers I pray that your partnership (koinonia) with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ. Philemon 1:6 When I began my Christian journey, I didn’t have any ChristianContinue reading “Seek Koinonia”

Pilgrim Not Citizen

Lesson 5: Walk in Truth through obedience to God It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us. 2 John 1:4 I was reading a new book recently that said, “Today, America is rich but morally rotten.  Our heads and our hands have outrunContinue reading “Pilgrim Not Citizen”

Welcome The Stranger

Lesson #1: Show hospitality to strangers, they may be God’s heaven-sent angels Dear friend, you are faithful in what you are doing for the brothers and sisters, even though they are strangers to you. 3 John 5 The saying goes, “A man’s home is his castle.”  And we might add to that, “surrounded by a deepContinue reading “Welcome The Stranger”

15 Transforming Prayers

I confess that I am free because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The shedding of His blood paid the ransom for me. The hold Satan used to have on me is broken, and I am liberated and set free! Now God’s divine power operates mightily in me, and I have authority overContinue reading “15 Transforming Prayers”

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!”

Free To Be

But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called  me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14  A prayer to live without regret Holy God, it’s been many years since I accepted your gift of salvation, which alongContinue reading “Free To Be”