Burn Brightly

Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the Word of life.  Philippians 2:15-16 I have to admit in the carrot and stick scenario of motivation I tend to be more of a “stick” motivated person.  My fear of punishment or failure outweighs any reward I might be offered.  It’sContinue reading “Burn Brightly”

A Tiny Message #7

“Tell the priests who carry the ark of the covenant: “When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in it.” Joshua 3:8 I was once asked by God to take on a year-long project. It wasn’t my idea. I hadn’t even been thinking about it. I recognized His request immediately asContinue reading “A Tiny Message #7”

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”

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”

Imma Soul Saver

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings. 1 Corinthians 9:22-23  A prayer that I would share the Gospel with othersContinue reading “Imma Soul Saver”

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”

The Sword of the Spirit

For I am the Lord your God,    who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar—    the Lord Almighty is his name.16 I have put my words in your mouth    and covered you with the shadow of my hand—I who set the heavens in place,    who laid the foundations of the earth,    and who say to Zion, ‘You are my people.’” Isaiah 51:15-16 When we pictureContinue reading “The Sword of the Spirit”

A Tug-o-War

“Come now, let us settle the matter,”    says the Lord.“Though your sins are like scarlet,    they shall be as white as snow;though they are red as crimson,    they shall be like wool.19 If you are willing and obedient,    you will eat the good things of the land;20 but if you resist and rebel,    you will be devoured by the sword.”For the mouth ofContinue reading “A Tug-o-War”

His Lifeline of Love

In a surge of anger I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness I will have compassion on you,” says the Lord your Redeemer. “To me this is like the days of Noah, when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to beContinue reading “His Lifeline of Love”