Month: July 2017

Predicting With Accuracy

…that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him. Ephesians 1:17 Intimacy means that I will probably have an idea of how someone I’m close to … Continue reading Predicting With Accuracy

When No One Is There To Help You

And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. Luke 22:43 In the fire, personal strength can fail completely. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it’s frightening. I’ve coped with things long-term and thought I was doing well but then one … Continue reading When No One Is There To Help You

Amazing Honey

How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.  Psalm 119:103 I grew up in a large extended family.  Some of my distant cousins had a bee operation and made their honey available throughout the valley where I lived as … Continue reading Amazing Honey

When The Past And The Present Seem The Same

God chose you as the first fruits for salvation, through sanctification by the Spirit and through belief in the truth, to which he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Thess. 2: 13-14 I … Continue reading When The Past And The Present Seem The Same

I’m Not Really Over It Sometimes!

“You nullify the word of God by your tradition.”  Mark 7:13  What God leads my conscience to do, or not do, is entirely specific to me.  The problem comes when I feel that every other child of God should make the same choices.  My father … Continue reading I’m Not Really Over It Sometimes!

What Would We Do If Life Were Perfect?

In His days the righteous will flourish; prosperity will abound till the moon is no more. He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. Psalm 72:7 What drives man’s propensity to sin? Is it the effects … Continue reading What Would We Do If Life Were Perfect?

Do Not Take A Break

One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth upon it.”   Job 1:6-7  There’s … Continue reading Do Not Take A Break

How God Looks At Black Sheep

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Matthew 1:1 While I might think that the genealogy of Jesus in the first chapter of Matthew is boring, it was anything but that to the Jewish people. They saw Matthew’s … Continue reading How God Looks At Black Sheep

When Promises Become Mine

Your promise is well tried, and your servant loves it.  Psalm 119:140 The Word is not some new Word that has no track record.  When I stake my life on God’s promises, I am doing so with full knowledge of the ways it has been … Continue reading When Promises Become Mine

He Saw Him ~ But Only With Faith

Your ancestor Abraham rejoiced that he would see my day; he saw it and was glad.  John 8:56  This quote by Jesus was not meant to convey that he roamed the earth when Abraham lived.  This is a statement about faith.  When might Abraham have … Continue reading He Saw Him ~ But Only With Faith