But God’s amazing grace has made me who I am! And his grace to me was not fruitless. In fact, I worked harder than all the rest, yet not in my own strength but God’s, for his empowering grace is poured out upon me. 1 Corinthians 15:10 TPT There are many stories documenting the success of … Continue reading God’s Grace: Amazing!
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14 NKJV Waiting! Just about everyone hates to wait. Children hate it: adults hate it; rich people hate it; poor people hate it. Nobody likes to wait. When David wrote this Psalm, he was in the midst … Continue reading Don’t Panic: Wait!
Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times. Romans 12:12 TPT One thing in life that does not discriminate is trouble. It walks into every life. He has a vast number of family members and they make themselves … Continue reading Hope Brings Joy
As you contemplate what you should do during Lent, remember that prayer is an important component of the season. The Bible says in Luke 18:1 AMP, “Now Jesus was telling the disciples a parable to make the point that at all times they ought to pray and not give up and lose heart.” Prayer is necessary when … Continue reading It’s a Heart Thing
Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. James 4:8 NLT When you care for someone, you want to keep the individual close. When parents are in a crowd with their small children, they … Continue reading Move Closer
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19 NLT There are some things in life that are easy and some things require effort. And there are things that have different outcomes in different arenas. This verse in my life … Continue reading Growth In Progress
Be still before the Lord ; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him; Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. PSALMS 37:7 AMP How many times have you compared yourself to those who do wrong and you feel … Continue reading Wait!
The month of September brings some bittersweet feelings in the hearts of people. September is a signal that the summer is coming to an end. There are so many activities that can only be done in the summer when you live in the northeast of the United States. September reminds me it’s time to bring … Continue reading God For All Seasons
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
Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways. Isaiah 1:16 NLT The book of Isaiah begins with God’s displeasure concerning His people. He recalls all the things His people have done that are evil in His sight. He rejected their efforts and their offerings. Verse 15 … Continue reading Make A Change