Abraham

Scripture: “And the Lord said to Abram, “Leave your country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land I will show you.” It takes faith to leave your home of many years even when you know where you are moving. When faced with leaving my home of many years in Arkansas in 2007 and moving to Florida, that was a difficult decision for me. And though I have coped with many adversities, I have not faced them alone. Abraham lived in Ur of Chaldea and since Terah, Abraham’s father made and sold idols, we know God wanted Abraham out of that kind of environment. We think …

Enoch

Scripture: Genesis 5: 24 “Enoch continued walking with God for 300 years and then God took him to heaven.” Perhaps death is the most dreaded event faced by man, and is the most assured event unless the rapture prevents it. However, many years ago, at least two men were taken to heaven without dying. What was different about these men that they received that special privilege? Was it because both men had a close walk with God? But there have been other men and women who had a close walk with God, and they were not spared death! I did much research on this subject, but …

Noah Walks with God

Scripture: “Noah was a just man and walked with God.” Genesis 6: 9 Noah was an old man when told to build the ark, which would have been a huge task even for a young man, but Noah obeyed God and began his work, and since his was the only righteous family on earth, more than likely his neighbors ridiculed him. But he completed his task of building the huge ark which was three hundred cubic feet long; fifty cubic feet wide, and thirty cubic feet high. Then he brought the specified animals and other creatures and put them in the ark and closed the one door. …

Elijah

Scripture: “Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel, came out to Elisha and said,” Do you know that the Lord will take you away today? 2 Kings 2: 3 “Fifty men from the prophets came out and stood facing them from a distance while the two of them stood by the Jordan. Elijah took his mantle, rolled it up, and struck the waters, which parted to the right and left, and he crossed over on dry land. After they had crossed over, Elijah asked Elisha,” Tell me what can I do for you before I am taken up?” Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit two shares of …

Zacharias

          Scripture: Luke 1: 5-7  “In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah, and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they both were righteous before God, walking in all His commandments and statues of the Lord. But they had no child: because Elizabeth was barren and both advanced in age.” Once while Zacharias’ division was on duty and he was serving, he was chosen by lot to burn incense, and many were praying outside. There appeared an angel of the Lord standing on …

David the Shepherd

      Scripture: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me: your rod and staff comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in …

God’s Immeasurable Love

  Psalm 103: 11-17 gives us a glimpse into the measure of God’s love for us. “God does not deal with us according to our sins; nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward them who fear Him As far as the east is from the west; so far does He remove our sins from us. As a father shows compassion to his children; so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him. For He knows our frame is dust, and as his days are like …

The Lord is Merciful and Gracious

Scripture: The Lord works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed; He made known His ways to Moses; His acts to the people of Israel. The Lord is merciful and gracious. Psalm 103: 7-8a Some other scriptures are: The Lord is long suffering, and of great mercy forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation. Numbers 14: 15. (For the Lord, your God is a merciful God) He will not forsake you; neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers, which He swore to them. …

God Satisfies Me

Scripture: God Satisfies me with Good Things and my youth is renewed as the eagles. Psalm 103: 5   An eagle is thought to be one of the strongest most fearless of all birds, but It is said when an eagle is about five years old, it begins to lose its feathers and that gives one the appearance of renewed youth. During that process, the bird may look sickly and weak, but when the process is complete, an eagle has the look and feel of renewed strength and power. I’d like to compare elderly believers to the eagle, and will use myself as an example. Although one hundred one …

He Crowns You With Steadfast Love

Scripture: He crowns you with steadfast love and mercy. Psalm 103: 4   Many crowns are mentioned in the Bible: Crown of Righteousness for those who serve the Lord and love His appearing. 2 Timothy 4: 8 Crown of Life: for those who patiently endure trials of life. James 1: 12 Crown of Glory: for those who faithfully serve God 1 Peter 5: 24 Crown of Rejoicing: to those who win souls, 1 Thessalonians 2: 19 Incorruptible Crown: for those who live lives of discipline and self-control 2 Corinthians 9: 25-27 But what does it mean to be crowned with steadfast love and mercy? We serve …

God Forgives Our Sins

Scripture: He forgives all our iniquities and heals all our diseases Psalm 103: 3 Though our sins are like a stench in God’s nostrils, He is merciful and when confessed, He forgives our sins, past, present, and future; so we should not fear losing our salvation. For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten Son: that whosoever believes in Him shall have eternal life. John 3: 16 Each of us sins every day either in thought, attitude, or wrong acts: aren’t you thankful each time we sin, if we confess our sin, God will forgive our sin and cleanse us from a unrighteousness. 1st …