God-Everlasting Father

  When I first gave my life to the Lord, I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I was twenty years old, with no religious background other than a handful of Catholic masses I attended with my paternal grandparents. My dad left when I was two and a half, and I had experienced a lot of heartache for such a young girl. By the time I had entered into my teenage years, I had given up on God. I couldn’t understand, if there was a God, why He would allow so much pain in my life. This led me …

God of Comfort

    God is the ultimate Comforter. No matter what we face in this life, He fully understands. Isn’t that a comfort in and of itself? In a world where we feel so misunderstood, the God of the Universe understands us, in and out, through and through. When my firstborn, eighteen-year-old, son passed away in a car accident, I was beyond desperate to find anyone who could understand my pain. Thankfully, some caring mutual friends linked me up with some other mammas who were walking out the unimaginable journey of child loss. God had comforted these woman, just as He …

God-Our Friend

It is overwhelming to believe that the God of the universe, who created all mankind, would want to call me His friend. I think of all the amazing people out there, the ones who are funnier, cooler, more successful and more beautiful than I am. I think why would God want to include ME in His circle? But, just as fast as I begin to think these crazy thoughts, God does something amazing to remind me of the friend I have in Him. He is the friend who sticks closer than a brother – even in my wandering. Even when …

God: Our Savior

  We all need saving, and every story must have a hero. This is a truth that even the world recognizes. We can see that in the great success of Super Hero movies and how well they always do in the box office! Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, Thor – these are just a few of the guys we all know and love.   Recognizing our need for a Savior is the first step in identifying our own human mortality. Although made in God’s image, we cannot save ourselves from a world so full of danger and despair. …

God Our Healer

  “For I am the Lord who heals you.” – Exodus 15: 26 NLT Often when we hear scriptures about healing, our mind shifts immediately to the physical – sickness and disease. We hear testimonies of miraculous healing from cancer or autoimmune disorders. We hear how God spared a life that by all natural circumstances should have been lost. Jesus died for us, and by His stripes we ARE healed; this healing goes far beyond physical ailments. As I sit here in Starbucks, typing away on my laptop, I cannot help but overhear the conversations around me. I’m not making an effort …

God-I AM

  God is I am. How we individually interpret that statement will have profound impact on how we perceive God. He is the One God who already IS and the only God who is to Come. He spoke this revolutionary truth to Moses when He appeared as a burning bush. God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you’” Exodus 3: 14 The Israelites had just made wooden idols to worship. They were frustrated and tired of waiting on the Lord. We’ve all …