“At one time you all had your backs turned to God, thinking rebellious thoughts of Him, giving Him trouble every chance you got. But now, by giving Himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in His presence. You […]
Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John’s witness and followed Jesus. The first thing he did after finding where Jesus lived was find his own brother, Simon, telling him, “We’ve found the Messiah” (that is, “Christ”). He immediately led him to Jesus. John 1:40-41 MSG What’s the very first thing you do […]
“But now, God’s Message, the God who made you in the first place, the One who got you started: “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between […]
“A good leader motivates, doesn’t mislead, doesn’t exploit. GOD cares about honesty in the workplace; your business is his business.Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.Good leaders cultivate honest speech; they love advisors who tell them the truth. Good-tempered leaders invigorate lives; they’re like spring rain and sunshine.”Proverbs […]
“Those of us who are strong and able in the faith need to step in and lend a hand to those who falter, and not just do what is most convenient for us. Strength is for service, not status. Each one of us needs to look after the good of the people around us, asking ourselves, […]
“People with their minds set on You, You keep completely whole..steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit. Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing. Those who lived high and mighty, He knocked off their horse.” Isaiah 26:1-3 MSG What […]
“Don’t grieve God. Don’t break his heart. His Holy Spirit, moving and breathing in you, is the most intimate part of your life, making you fit for himself. Don’t take such a gift for granted.”Ephesians 4:30 MSG Have you ever caused someone’s heart to break? Has your heart ever been broken? God’s has. You can […]
When there is no one and nowhere else to turn…look up! God has gone before you, has your back, covers you on all sides…and is “fighting FOR you; you only need to be still.” Exodus 14:14 And there’s the problem…being still. Trusting your own strength and wits, to get out of “whatever,” is NOT what […]
I bless GOD every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise. Look at Him; give Him your warmest smile. Never hide your feelings from Him.GOD’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray. Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see— how good GOD is.Blessed are you […]
“Go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong way. Be tender with sinners, but not soft on sin. The sin itself stinks to high heaven.”Jude 1:22, 23 MSG Notice how we are exhorted to:“Go easy”“Go after”“Be tender”…with people. Those who are reluctant or having doubts in their […]
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Yesterday my mom fell again walking outdoors at her apartment…She is okay & was released from hospital after a few hours. On the drive to West Bend after we got the call…I found complete peace just loving my God & knowing He was in control of the situation no matter what it was. And then reading your devotion today made my heart cry out with a love for Him that can’t be put into words.Thank you & thank you & thank you for listening & obeying the Lord.