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”

Battle Strategy

Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.  Psalm 144:1 I have a very strong personality.  I’m a fixer and a doer.  I’m a creative problem solver.  So, for me to sit back and let God take control or direct me has been one of my greatest challenges.  A few years ago,Continue reading “Battle Strategy”

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”

Praise The Lord

Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people; praise his holy name. Psalm 30:4  A prayer to constantly praise and thank God Mighty God, I admit that when things go wrong in my life I am quick to ask for help.  But when my life is running along smoothly or even when a prayer is answered I’mContinue reading “Praise The Lord”

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”

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”

Anchored In Joy

And foreigners who bind themselves to the Lord to minister to him,to love the name of the Lord, and to be his servants, all who keep the Sabbath without desecrating it and who hold fast to my covenant—these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Isaiah 56:6-7 These months of Coronavirus lockdownsContinue reading “Anchored In Joy”

Merciful Judge

We are living in a time that the word “justice” seems to hold so many different meanings – at times almost opposite meanings.  “Justice” to some means punishing people for something they didn’t participate in and happened about 200 years ago.  To others it means being able to take what you want because you feel victimized.  In someContinue reading “Merciful Judge”

Gifts of Gold

Day 11 Have you ever stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon and found it was just too vast and too beautiful to fully take it in?  Maybe you’ve been other places and experienced that God- built gloriousness.  How do you picture God when you come to Him with your requests?  I’m a visual person so itContinue reading “Gifts of Gold”

His Love Endures Forever

Day 5 Have you ever struggled with what to pray? Or whether or not you are praying “correctly?” Or even if you are praying for the right things to happen in your life? My BSGs are doing a study by Charles F. Stanley called 30 Life Principles. Life Principle #1 is: Our intimacy with GodContinue reading “His Love Endures Forever”