Humble Beginnings

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    “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”  2 Chronicles 7: 14 Bible Verse for Meditation: 2 Chronicles 7:1 3-15   Humility. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Well, if we were having a conversation about this, I would probably tell you that when I think about this word, I often think of the character of Jesus and it is a word that we …

Worship in the Wilderness

Reading: Acts 16: 25-32 Acts 16: 25-26  “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened.”   This time that we are all experiencing together as a world is filled with so many emotions such as fear, anxiety, uncertainty, loneliness, depression and worry. It can be mind-consuming and heavy and with the weight of our circumstances pulling us down like a gravitational …

Peace in the Pause

      John 14: 27 (ESV) “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” Bible Verse for Meditation: John 14: 25-31   The word peace is defined as freedom from disturbance and it is one of the most priceless things to grasp and secure, especially in this season. During this time of great pause, where everything around us that we knew as normal is on hold, it can be very difficult to absorb peace but …

Pray with Purpose

      James 5: 16 “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” Bible Verse for Meditation: James 5: 13-16   About one year ago, God began to nudge me to form an online prayer group. I was not sure why and did not feel qualified enough to organize it, but I did so after much hesitation. It started with five and then decreased to four around the fifth month, but then began to pick up great …

Feed Your Faith

      Reading: Matthew 17: 20 “He said to them “Because of your little faith. For truly I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”   Bible Verse for Meditation: Matthew 17: 14-20 In these stressful times that we all are experiencing, the testing of our faith is becoming more and more palpable, to the point that if we are easily moved then its foundation may be shaken to its core. In …

Invitation in Isolation

      James 4: 8 “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” Bible Verse for Meditation: James 4: 7-10   In this new era of limiting ourselves socially, you may feel as if you are missing out on canceled invites or activities that may have filled your calendar to address your social agenda and depending on whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, you may not be phased by this new normal of solitude or you may have extreme cabin fever, but what I do know that we all have in common is that …