"But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted!” John 15:7
I tried to read the Bible many times in my young life, but my efforts didn’t last long. I either didn’t understand it, lacked discipline or maybe, if I’m being honest, the true desire. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20’s the desire was aroused within and I began to dig in and for the first time in my life, the Word Continue reading
Yesterday I had someone share with me, when I asked how things were going... “It’s complicated.” I knew full well they were going through something difficult. I knew that they were doing their best to do the right and noble thing in a diffiult circumstance. I knew my simple question was probably also a hard question. I wan’t trying to probe. I was trying to encourage someone going through something more than a little complicated.
One things this friend shared was that they realize that no matter how much their Continue reading
Faith • Patience • Confidence
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer”
In Matthew chapter 5 we are encouraged by the gospel as it teaches us that blessed are those who mourn. In the past year or more we have all endured much, mourned much an suffered all sorts of losses. Loss of jobs, loss of a lot of our personal freedoms, loss of loved ones. During 2020/21 I personally lost four family members and just found out another has a body riddled with cancer. So much Continue reading
“The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame.You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.” Isaiah 58:11
Even when we face detours.
Even when we experience set back.
Even when we are forced into isolation.
Even when we are unjustly accused.
Even when you endure abuse (physical, emotional or spiritual).
Even when we face a diagnosis that shocks us.
Even when we lose a loved one prematurely.
Even when your family members are behaving squirrelly.
Even when you are discouraged.
Even when you mourn and don’t Continue reading
The voice of the Lord is authority. But the voice of the Lord does not shame, name call or condemn. Check the spirit. Criticism accuses and provokes. Love evokes a positive response. You cannot make anyone do anything without provoking a spirit of witchcraft. Be careful. The Kingdom of God does not come by force. God’s hands are strong, but gentle. He compels. He is patient and long suffering. He is gracious and merciful. He wraps His heart around us.
“Know your worth.”
Jesus did not come to force people to his Continue reading