Month: November 2014

Prayer of Thanksgiving

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them.  Psalm 119:129 Lord Jesus, my soul keeps your Word.  My soul, not my mind.  I don’t walk in your paths through the sheer grit of my will anymore.  I don’t keep your commandments … Continue reading Prayer of Thanksgiving

Giving Is Not Always Easy

WHEN I’M NOT A GIVER Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.  The one who contributes, in generosity.  Romans 12:8          There was an old man in the small town where I grew up who was quite … Continue reading Giving Is Not Always Easy

Is God Really Good?

At midnight I rise to praise you, because of your righteous rules.  Psalm 119:62 Around many dinner tables this week, a suggestion will be made. "Let's each share something we're thankful for before we offer the blessing." Well known clichés will abound.  "God was good this year because...." Stories … Continue reading Is God Really Good?

what God Does While I Wait

WHAT GOD DOES WHILE I WAIT  When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?” And he said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain for sale in Egypt. Go … Continue reading what God Does While I Wait

Will The Distressed Come To You?

When all the land of Egypt was famished, the people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Pharaoh said to all the Egyptians, “Go to Joseph. What he says to you, do.” Genesis 41:55          Who better to turn to than a Pharaoh for help? People in … Continue reading Will The Distressed Come To You?

I’m An Heiress But Does It Mean Anything?

I'M AN HEIRESS - BUT DOES IT MEAN ANYTHING? If we are children, then heirs – heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.  Romans 8:17          If I’m materialistic … Continue reading I’m An Heiress But Does It Mean Anything?

Can I Really Forget Hardship?

CAN I REALLY FORGET HARDSHIP? Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh. “For,” he said, “God has made me forget all my hardship and all my father’s house.” The name of the second he called Ephraim, “For God has made me fruitful in the … Continue reading Can I Really Forget Hardship?

He Lets Me See So I Can Act

HE LETS ME SEE SO I CAN ACT! Let Pharaoh proceed to appoint overseers over the land and take one-fifth of the produce of the land of Egypt during the seven plentiful years. 35 And let them gather all the food of these good years … Continue reading He Lets Me See So I Can Act

A Relationship In Trouble

A RELATIONSHIP IN TROUBLE They have forsaken Yahweh, spurned the Holy One of Israel, and turned themselves back into foreigners.  Isaiah 1:4          A big blowup in a relationship is not usually what kills it.  People argue.  Some fight passionately.  But if both are committed … Continue reading A Relationship In Trouble

Am I Really Hearing God’s Voice?

AM I REALLY HEARING GOD’S VOICE? Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, “The dreams of Pharaoh are one; God has revealed to Pharaoh what he is about to do. Genesis 41:25          God gave Pharaoh two dreams that meant the same thing. Why did He do … Continue reading Am I Really Hearing God’s Voice?