As I was listening to a song by Forever Jones, “He Wants It All”, I was reminded of a conversation I had with someone. I was asked to do something and I avoided the assignment siting many reasons for my resistance. In the end, I indicated I would think about it and how to go about doing what was asked of me. Continue reading
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Psalm 115:11 ~ Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord; he is their help and their shield.
When I first read this scripture I wanted to focus on who the Lord is to us in our lives. However, as I continued to read and reread this scripture, I was convicted, because I realized how little I actually feared, reverenced and acknowledged the power of the Lord. Continue reading
As I listened to the song “Now Behold the Lamb” I was reminded of the continued love and grace of our Father, God.
Many know of the biblical account of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32. Here, the youngest son asked the father to divide the inheritance early. This son wanted what he considered his due before the father passed away. Normally, an inheritance is not divvied out until after the owner of the estate is deceased. However, this son desired his share while the father was still alive. I can’t imagine what the father thought of this son asking for something he had not worked for, had not saved for, and had not contributed to, but I can assure you that the custom was not to “pay out” early. The father divided the estate between the two sons. Continue reading
Though I was not in New York, Washington, or anywhere near the places attacked on September 11, I felt the pain of the impact on America.
Disaster was recorded on news channels and radio stations around the world, and on the internet. Fear pierced the hearts of many and concern over the lack of protection grew to paramount proportions.
The United States was forced to call upon God, whom they had left for knowledge, technology, wealth, fame, and notoriety. In this time of utter disaster, the people turned to the only refuge they knew could withstand war, death, disaster, and calamity. America turned to the only One who could deliver them from the hands of their enemy, God. Prayers went up around the world. At this time, school officials initiated prayer. It didn’t matter who started it, America was in crisis. Let everybody pray. Continue reading
Paul wrote in Philippians 3:13 & 14 “13Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
Although Paul had not made it to full maturity in Christ, he was determined not to be bound by his past. Paul “pressed”, pushed forward, strained to obtain, he consciously made an effort to reach the prize of Christ. We should do the same. I don’t discount my past, and neither should you, but we should not be trapped in our past. Continue reading
Think about when you are trying to hug, to embrace someone. If you have something in your hand, you must either release it or you have to give a “half hug”. That’s how it is with life. If you continue to hold on to the things of your past, you won’t fully enjoy the joys and promises that await you in your future. Continue reading