A YEARNING FOR GOD

As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God (Psalm 42:1).   Does your soul desire the Lord God more than pleasure, relief from pain, or distress? Have you come to a place of intense longing for God? …

THE HEART OF THE MATTER

Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. Ponder the path …

A ROUND HIGHER

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13).   The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Philippians says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13). These words are resident in you and me and are …

I AM DOING A GREAT WORK– I CANNOT COME DOWN

I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down (Nehemiah 6:3). The book of Nehemiah offers great inspiration as we look into the life of this diligent servant of God. Nehemiah’s work ethic, focus, and dedication to the work of God are …

THE KINGDOM LIFE

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day …

FORMED IN HIS IMAGE

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart (Matthew 11:28-29).   The apostle Paul writes to the Galatian church …

WHEN HIS BLOOD CALLS YOUR NAME

See that you do not refuse Him who speaks (Hebrews 12:25).   In Hebrews 12:18-25a, we find text concerning the power of the Blood of Christ. I believe this is the mind of the Holy Spirit. In this passage, Paul, or the writer of Hebrews, …

A GENEROUS FATHER

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared […] according to His mercy He saved us (Titus 3:4-5).     When I think of the mercy, grace, and generosity of God, I am altogether overwhelmed. As creatures without God, …

ONE LORD

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one! (Deuteronomy 6:4).   The apostle Paul writes to the Ephesian Church that as believers in God through Jesus Christ, we must “walk worthy of the calling with which you [we] were called, with all …

ALL IN

For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21).   As believers who are growing in their faith, we must ask, “How do I change? How do I change the world around me? Have I grown static or cold in …