The Word is – Potential

I love word studies! I don’t even know if I ever had potential.  Perhaps.  Latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness. If I read the Word right, I have potential – the latent ability to fall on my face.   The Word goes on to describe us all – sinners that fall short of the glory of God, deceitfully wicked hearts, like sheep that have gone astray, not one of us is righteous.  Let’s stop there. But for the Grace of God!!!! Oh beloved, whether you have been deemed to have great potential …

Pursuit

I grew up in a home where the world stopped for sports. It was tedious living during football especially. Men ate Thanksgiving dinner in front of that televised game. They pursued their teams with their whole hearts. It was all or nothing. God reminds me this morning that there are many pursuits that put joy in the hearts of people. None so much as pursuit of Him. Oh beloved, your Champion wants you to know this morning that He takes delight in having you on His team. He knows all the pursuits that call your name. He says there is …

Power

Storms rolled through our state recently. It reminds me that as a teenager we lived in a town where the electricity almost always went out when stormy weather came. My dad would use his huge flashlight (didn’t all dads have huge silver flashlights back then?) and mother would bring out the kerosene lanterns. We’d sit together in the darkened living room. Pretty soon we’d be singing old hymns and having wonderful conversations about life. By the time the lights would come back on we’d be sorry they did because it had been such an intimate wonderful time together. Oh beloved, …

Possible Out of Impossible

God loves impossible situations. My first experience with a computer was to have one put on my desk at a new job. I knew how to type and do basic office work but I had never used a computer. In order to be successful at this job I was going to have to do something I’d never done before. I didn’t run from the unknown, I just attempted to go forward. As God had opened the door I went through it. Scared, unsure and wondering I called upon the Holy Spirit to help me. It was an impossible situation, but …