Every Step Matters

The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again.  Proverbs 24:16 NLT Many people believe that when you walk with God, everything goes well. The opposite is true; when you walk with God things go wrong many times. The writer of Proverbs state that the godly may trip seven times. What happens … Continue reading Every Step Matters

The Lord, My Helper

Though you are a lowly worm, O Jacob, don’t be afraid, people of Israel, for I will help you. I am the Lord, your Redeemer. I am the Holy One of Israel.’ Isaiah 41:14 NLT There are many situations and circumstances in life that can make you feel small and insignificant. There are many creatures in nature that … Continue reading The Lord, My Helper

He Gives Benefits

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.  Psalm 23:6 NLT When you watch a movie, there are surprises at the end. Sometimes the end is predictable and other times, the ending is unexpected. So this Psalm has a … Continue reading He Gives Benefits

When You Pray

Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.” Exodus 3:9-10 NKJV Many times … Continue reading When You Pray

Make a Difference

But Jesus replied, “I have a kind of food you know nothing about.” “Did someone bring him food while we were gone?” the disciples asked each other. Then Jesus explained: “My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work. John 4:32-34 NLT Walking with God is not … Continue reading Make a Difference

Declare Me Righteous

When I was a child, there were some things that children told each other on the playground. When a child was hurt by the unkind words of a classmate, we would often hear this quote, "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never harm me" It’s a great quote but a big … Continue reading Declare Me Righteous

He Revives My Life

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3 NKJV Psalm 23 is referred to as the Shepherd’s Psalm. It gives an account of the shepherd taking care of the sheep. There are many things a shepherd has to consider when he takes the sheep out … Continue reading He Revives My Life

The Enemy Within

When nations go into battle, their focus is on defeating the enemy. So they begin to train their soldiers for battle. The objective is, for every soldier to return to the base alive. That is very easy in times of peace but very difficult during a conflict. Adequate training can make the difference between success … Continue reading The Enemy Within

Shaped by Perspective

There are many things that shape your life: your experiences and your relationships play a big role in who you are.  The person you are has been shaped either positively or negatively by those you interact with. There is a poem that you see a lot in the classroom or where children congregate in large … Continue reading Shaped by Perspective

WHY?

Parents are often overwhelmed when they have small children and they are always asking why? “Mommy, why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is my hair short? Why?” But many things happen in response to why. Science can answer some of our why questions. A child once asked, “Why do we … Continue reading WHY?