Assurance

Assurance

When Danny was suddenly ill the first thing I thought was how could I live without him? That thought wasn’t about the money. It was about his presence. Forty four years of relationship was so quickly reduced to a pivotal moment. Sure he’s got life insurance. But I want him! As he has been recovering it’s been quite miraculous. And yet I cling to every moment as it has become even dearer to me. Snoring is even comforting. I may have a little problem even being away from him. He’s independent though so he will help me with that! Lol …

Running to His Arms

Running to His Arms

Galatians 2: 2 – I went in response to a revelation and set before them the gospel that I preached among the Gentiles. But I did this privately to those who seemed to be leaders; for fear that I was running or had run my race in vain.” (NIV)   One of the greatest joys of being the parent of a child comes at the end of the day when you walk into the rooms and you hear “mommy” or “daddy” and that bundle of endless energy comes running toward you with a smile on their face and arms wide …

Running for a Cause

Running for a Cause

Hebrews 12: 1 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (NIV)   Why people want to get out of bed at the crack of dawn and run is a foreign concept to me. I cannot understand why anyone would leave a warm bed just to go out in the rain or cold to run five miles. To go to a good estate sale – well we all have …

Running for the Prize

Running for the Prize

1 Corinthians 9: 24-27 – “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating air. No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have …

Hiding and Being Hidden

Hiding and Being Hidden

My grands love to play hide and seek.  When they were younger if they could not see me they thought they were unseen.  Even when half their bodies were out in the open they felt hidden.  After a while they learned to hide better and be even quieter.  It got harder to find them.  And they got more creative in their places to hide.  Inside closets, underneath blankets, beds and behind furniture.  They are good at it. This morning God speaks to our hearts about hiding and being hidden. Oh beloved, you are hidden in Christ!  Your life is a …

Jesus Died For Me

Jesus Died For Me

  Twenty-five years ago, a timid young woman sat in her Sunday school class listening to her teacher’s lesson. During the lesson she slipped out the door and hurriedly went to find her pastor. This young lady realized without a shadow of a doubt that the Holy Spirit was speaking to her heart – she was not saved. She thought back to a time when she was thirteen and supposedly prayed a sinner’s prayer. She didn’t know what she was doing. Now she knew she wanted to know Jesus and have a personal relationship with Him. That young lady was …

Connect with God

Connect with God

  Connection is a warm word. It draws us together. It says we belong. It is relationship with love as the glue. We need connection. So does God. He Loved First Genesis 1 tells of the world that God created.  He created people in His image. Then He loved us first, despite our sins (I John [4:19]). While we were yet sinners (Romans 5:8), He gave His only Son as a blood sacrifice to pardon our sins and allow us entrance into heaven (John [3:16]). Now, He is in heaven preparing a place for us to live forever (John 14:2). …

The Prophets

The Prophets

Luke [24:25]-27 “Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” Many prophets foretold the coming of the Messiah.  Included in this number are Samuel, Daniel, Ezekiel, Haggai, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Micah, and Zechariah.  Each one accurately predicted His coming and described His life on earth as well as His death …

Jesus Is The Best Friend

Jesus Is The Best Friend

“Jesus Is The Best Friend…” You could ever have, When no one else is there He’s there to hold your hand… To walk with you, comfort you, Embrace you in His arms. When the road gets rough and steep, He’ll carry you farther on   John [15:14] (NIV) “You are my friends if you do what I command.” II Peter 3:9b (NIV) “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” John [15:13] (NIV) “Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends.” Jesus calls us …

He Is Victorious

He Is Victorious

“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John [16:33] Spiritual warfare has been a heavy topic for me to write about. However, it has been encouraging to see the thread of victory and redemption God has woven into Scripture. Jesus Himself said He has overcome the world! He has the ultimate victory. That should give us so much hope and joy. Of course it’s easy for me to write that. Living it out is a lot more challenging. …

God is Salvation

God is Salvation

God is Salvation. This devotional on the attributes of God is a “quick-read” daily praise opportunity to extol and revere the Lord using words of adoration describing His nature and character with Scripture from the Kings James Version of the Bible unless otherwise mentioned. Day Four God is Salvation. Salvation is the saving gift of God. Psalm 27:1a “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?” Titus [2:11] “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,” Prayer: “God, through salvation you have taught me to live godly, soberly, and righteously expecting …

Jesus Is The Way

Jesus Is The Way

Jesus is the Way Your spiritual journey begins when you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  Your journey begins with a relationship.  He is Your Guide.  Remember, you have never been this way before!  You need a guide.  You need to get to know your guide so you can trust Him and follow Him. Has there ever been a time when you encountered Jesus Christ and acknowledged Him as your personal Lord and Savior?  For me – on my 31st birthday, sitting at my kitchen table, all alone studying my Sunday School lesson.  God impressed on me that …