Hide not your face from me. Turn not your servant away in anger, O you who have been my help. Cast me not off; forsake me not, xO God of my salvation! Psalm 27:9, ESV His promise is that when we go, he goes with us. He will never call us to do a task without giving us what we need to do it. He is unshakably committed to meeting the needs of his people. He is unshakably committed to the success … Continue reading Need Help?
...the primary message driving James; letter is that Christians' faith in the gospel should work itself out in a life of obedience. As he says in 1:22, believers in Jesus should not just hear the word and believe it, but they should also do what it says. The gospel of Jesus - which James understands … Continue reading Just Do It. Just Do One Thing.
I find myself saying it all the time. When people hear it they laugh, but actually I'm being quite serious when I say it. Here it is: no one is more influential in your life than you are, because no one talks to you more than you do. You are in an unending conversation with … Continue reading You Are Talking To Yourself
Tenderly and graciously does He deal with us! (Francis Bourdillon, "A Psalm of Blessing!" 1864) "For He knows how weak we are--He remembers we are only dust. Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. The wind blows, and we are gone--as though we had never been here! But the … Continue reading He Will Deal Graciously
"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent His rebuke--because the Lord disciplines those He loves, just as a father disciplines the son he delights in." Proverbs 3:11-12 To the children of God, afflictions are sent in mercy. They are directed by love. They are designed . . . to … Continue reading Weary Mariner
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time--are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us!" Romans 8:18 Paul compares present sufferings--with future glory. Believers are exposed to all kinds of suffering, and instead of obtaining an exemption from afflictions--they are assured that it is through much … Continue reading Present Sufferings
My mom and I enjoyed some sweet time together this week. As we were talking, my strong dislike of change became the topic of conversation. My mom laughingly commented that I have strongly fought change since I was little. She is so right, change is extremely difficult for me. Being an adult single during the holidays … Continue reading Christmas Expectations