The Closing Door

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9 It’s a strange conflict we humans live out – we all know that everything will die but we live as though we willContinue reading “The Closing Door”

A Cotton Seed World

Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20-21 My BSGs are embarking on a newContinue reading “A Cotton Seed World”

From Student to Teacher

After three days they found him in the temple courts, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. Luke 2:46 “The teacher encouragesthe student morphs – moth to beauteous butterfly soars”  Mala Naidoo, author When God directed me to start the Emboldened blog He also led me to a few simple quotesContinue reading “From Student to Teacher”

Step 4: The Patient Teacher

“I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear.” John 16:12 Having successfully weaved my way through 13 years of public school and 5 years of college I look back and can see so many of my teachers’ faces.  Each face that passes through my memory comes with its own setContinue reading “Step 4: The Patient Teacher”

The Unexpected Warrior

When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” Matthew 3:21 During my senior year of high school, I decided to try and live out my dream of becoming an astronaut.  I met with an Air Force recruiter and was excited to take offContinue reading “The Unexpected Warrior”

Step 3: The Confident Warrior

The Pharisees heard the crowd whispering such things about him. Then the chief priests and the Pharisees sent temple guards to arrest him. John 7:32 Christianity is not passive.  We are to pray, say and do.   Joyce Meyer The other day my husband and I watched an episode of Phil and Jase Robertson’s Unashamed podcast.  We hadContinue reading “Step 3: The Confident Warrior”

Fresh Fire

That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12 I don’t typically pull Bible verses from the King James version.  But in one of my devotionals this version of Hebrews 6:12 was the focus of that day’s study.  It got me thinking about my own faith andContinue reading “Fresh Fire”

The Sword of God

Life Lesson #15: Our best defense against false teaching is to stay rooted in the Word of God. But even the archangel Michael, when he was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses, did not himself dare to condemn him for slander but said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Jude 1:9 We find ourselves at the endContinue reading “The Sword of God”

A Tiny Message #10

“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ MatthewContinue reading “A Tiny Message #10”

Our Brother’s Keeper

Life Lesson #14: Your gift of salvation is not a private affair.  We are to be our brother’s keeper. Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire;  to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 1:22-23 When I first started going to church, IContinue reading “Our Brother’s Keeper”