The Quiet Captain

My dear brothers and sisters,  take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. James 1:19  A prayer to speak only when needed LORD, I would like to make this brief but I seem to have an issue with words.  They flow freely from my mouth without filters.  AtContinue reading “The Quiet Captain”

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”

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 Promise of Wisdom

Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, and the ears  of those who hear will listen. The fearful heart will know and understand,and the stammering tongue will be fluent and clear. Isaiah 32:3-4 When I started going to church regularly about 20 years ago, I thought for sure I was theContinue reading “The Promise of Wisdom”

His Promised Freedom

“I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;     I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you     to be a covenant for the people     and a light for the Gentiles,  to open eyes that are blind,     to free captives from prison     and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness. Isaiah 42:6-7 InContinue reading “His Promised Freedom”

Grip The Promised Path

And a highway will be there;     it will be called the Way of Holiness;     it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it;     wicked fools will not go about on it. No lion will be there,     nor any ravenous beast;     they will not be found there. But only the redeemed willContinue reading “Grip The Promised Path”

Promised Hope In The Grind

Hope — what is hope really? It’s usually paired with “dreams” as in- — “Hopes and Dreams.” But, that combination phrase lessens and cheapens the real power and impact of hope defined in the Bible and promised by God. A dream is whimsical, theatrical and imaginary. Hope, from a Christian perspective, is rooted in a foundationalContinue reading “Promised Hope In The Grind”

A Promised Foundation

The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high;     he will fill Zion with his justice and righteousness. He will be the sure foundation for your times,     a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;     the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure. Isaiah 33:5-6 I don’t know about you but I sure can use some stability this year.  AsContinue reading “A Promised Foundation”

His Promises Are A Covenant

The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.” Isaiah 26:7 My BSGs (Bible Study girls) are currently doing an advent study.  In it we are reminded of the many promises of God through Jesus Christ.  These are the promises that so many Christians are most familiar – hope,Continue reading “His Promises Are A Covenant”