Did Job Always Have Patience

Did Job Always Have Patience

  Many people refer to Job as our model of patience, but did he always manifest patience? Perhaps no man on earth suffered more than Job, but remember though God allowed his trials and suffering, He put a limitation on how far Satan could tempt him.  At first God told Satan he could do anything to Job except afflict his body; so after the loss of all his children, herds, flocks, and all other earthly possessions; still Job trusted God.   Then after Satan failed to conquer Job, he told God if he were allowed to afflict his body he would not …

God Controls Our Suffering

God Controls Our Suffering

    While enduring trials and suffering, and they seem to go on and on, do not become discouraged. God will allow Satan to go only so far, and recall he must have God’s permission to afflict Job, and after God gave His permission, He put restrictions on those afflictions.  I have met one or two people through My Journey of Faith Ministries, who are enduring severe illnesses, and I want to assure them, and myself, that Satan can go only so far. Then one day God will intervene and stop his hand, or take us to be with Him. Either way, we are winners.   …

A Place For You

A Place For You

A place for everything and everything in its place. This phrase comes to mind this morning.  It’s so very true.  But once you’ve lived somewhere for 20 plus years you start to burst at the seams with everything.  I’ve found that I have more things than places.  It might be time to start downsizing, at least on the stuff.  One thing is for sure there is always room for what I hold dearest.  I just find that my dearest possessions are dearer and less possessing. Oh beloved, God speaks to our hearts this morning.  There is a place for you …

You’re Worth The Blessing

You’re Worth The Blessing

Danny and one of his best buds spent the evening sitting with yet another best bud.  They did this to help his wife be able to come visit with us at a women’s retreat.  So I got to be with two of my besties as well!  Doesn’t God do amazing things for us? Oh beloved, God wants to do amazing things for you! He already has.  But He also knows your heart’s desires.  Deep things down inside you haven’t shared with anyone.  Maybe you’ve hardly whispered in prayer to the Father about it. He says watch for it.  Watch how …

When Do You Quit Praying?

When Do You Quit Praying?

  Traveling back and forth to Hot Springs, we’ve been watching the progress of the widening of the highway along the way. It’s been a mess. I’ve yet to see anything completed. But because they are still working, there is obviously some progress being made. One day the project will be complete and everyone will see the outcome. Those construction workers are not quitting simply because it’s taking so long. And they are not quitting because it’s a bigger mess than before they started. When it comes to prayer we love the outcome – we are so enthralled with what …

God Wants To Speak To Our Hearts

God Wants To Speak To Our Hearts

On the hunt for some new clothes, I purchased some unrelated items.  As I walked towards the exit I noticed that a pair of pants were still in my buggy.  I turned around as one of the checkers was finishing up with a customer.  I told her I realized I did not check out these pants and would she please check them for me.  She was astonished that I wouldn’t just walk on out with the unpaid item. That brought about a conversation on honesty, integrity and more.  She told me that every time she had ever done something wrong …

Sunshine In My Soul

Sunshine In My Soul

  The words to a hymn came to my mind this morning.  “There is sunshine in my soul today…”  There is one thing about me that is true true true. I love sunshine.  An occasional cloudy drizzly day is okay, but extended cloudy days aren’t for me.  The dreary days make me feel dreary too.  As I look at the radar and read the forecast I see that freezing rain weather is not far west of us and a huge line of heavy precipitation even closer to our borders.  Hopefully it won’t last long.  But we will turn lots of …

Recharge For Power

Recharge For Power

  Other pesky critters we’ve been overrun with lately are wasps.  I mean they are everywhere.  We’ve used up three cans of wasp spray in the last week.  Danny got this great idea to use our bug zapper instead, at least for the ones that manage to come inside.  We don’t like using the poisonous spray indoors.  So he got the zapper out of the closet.  It’s a big over-sized metal fly swatter that will electrocute whatever you hit with it. The only problem was the batteries were no longer in it. And we were out of D batteries.  Useless …

Conquering Condemnation-Taking Thoughts Captive

Conquering Condemnation-Taking Thoughts Captive

           Conquering Condemnation —Taking Thoughts Captive  There are many times that I have thoughts that come to defeat me.  I want to end this series on condemnation by sharing how I have dealt with condemnation and overcome it.  Every time that I am taunted with a thought that is contrary to the truth, I respond to that thought as Jesus did when He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness after a forty day fast.  I let that thought know what God’s Word declares because every thought has to obey Christ. “We use God’s mighty weapons, …

Jesus-My Living Hope

Jesus-My Living Hope

          Jesus – My Living Hope   1 Peter 1: 3-5 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” As parents we want to leave our children an …

Thank You Jesus for Choosing Me

Thank You Jesus for Choosing Me

      Thank you Jesus for choosing me   Ephesians 1: 4 and 5 – “For He choose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.” The Bible tells me in Jeremiah 29: 11 that God has a plan for me. That plan did not begin when I were conceived in my mother’s womb. His plan began before He created the world. He knew he wanted to adopt me …

Jesus Re-created My Life

Jesus Re-created My Life

      Jesus Re-created My Life We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God make Him who has no sin to be sin for us so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we became a brand new person, on the inside. We are no longer the same person because the Holy Spirit lives within us. We have been re-formed, rehabilitated and re-educated – we have been re-created with …