It is doubtful that we can fully understand the Love of God. God’s Love is ‘agape’, a sacrificial love that voluntarily suffers inconvenience, discomfort, and even death for the benefit of another without expecting anything in return. Christ-followers are called to agape love through Christ's example. Ephesians 5:1-2 – “Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrific
Jesus is my everything, He is my ALL. Here’s a powerful reminder - “Christ is the Bread of life; He is the Rock of salvation, and His promises are as honey to pious minds. But those who reject Him as their Lord and Master, must also lose Him as their Saviour and their reward.” ~Matthew Henry Psalms 81:13-16 – “Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways! 14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries. 15T
Psalms 139:14 - “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” The Supreme Court’s recent opinion recognizes that “abortion presents a profound moral question” and “The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion.” They ruled to “return authority to the people and their elected representatives.” The world seems to want Americans to think the Sup
Christ-followers, are you and your children ready to stand with God and His Word? Are you ready to stand and proclaim the law of Love and liberty? The Bible is our Constitution; The Word of God is our Decree (declaration). We stand upon the Rock ... Jesus Christ. 2Samuel 22:47 - “The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation.” Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence upon Thee and we beg Thy blessing upon us, upon our families,
Everyone has days or times when they feel all alone, but if you are a spiritually born child of God, You are not alone! Don’t believe the deceiver … don’t let worry and fear have a hold on you! God said He wouldn't leave you, and He won't! He’s right by your side ... He’s your Protector. Psalms 91:1-6 - "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in hi
Ever wonder what it must have been like to be Mary, only a young teen at the time, to give birth to the Saviour of the world? She might have prayed these words to the Father: "I have traveled many moonless nights, cold and weary with a babe inside, and I wonder what I've done, Holy Father, for You to have chosen me to carry Your Son? Do You wonder as You watch my face if a wiser one should have had my place? But I offer all I am for the mercy of Your plan. Help me be strong."
Ever had ‘one of those days’ when one thing after another doesn’t go as planned? Your alarm clock doesn't go off, so you oversleep. You spill coffee on your clothes at breakfast and have to change. Your car has a flat tire so you’re late for work … But what if you hadn’t been late? Ever wonder if it was for your protection? If all those things hadn’t ‘gone wrong’ in the morning, you would have been running ‘on time’ … and later you hear on the news that a fatal car crash happ
Being a pastor of a local church is undoubtedly one of the toughest jobs there is. Pastors help feed us spiritual food for spiritual strength and are responsible for watching over our souls. God will require an account from them someday; they are held to a high standard yet are men like we are. Jesus says in John 10:11 - “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” Jesus knows us; Christ-followers are His sheep – John 10:14 - “I am the good sheph
In the beginning, God created Heaven and Earth, the ocean, the land, the little birds and the trees; then He took a piece of clay and made mankind, in His likeness. America, let’s all take a stand for Jesus … trust Him and obey! There’d be no questions about prayer in school; families would pray together again; we could be our neighbor’s friend in time of need. We ARE a Christian nation! Stand up for God's Word and proclaim Him King of Kings and Lord of Lords! Isaiah 9:6-7– “
Time. Do we take it for granted? No one is "busier" than anyone else ... we all have the same 1,440 minutes each day ... it's a matter of how you spend them and Who you spend them for. How did you spend the last 24 hours you were given? and what would you change if you had the chance? Did you give any of your time, talents or treasures to God? (Matthew 6:19-20) Are you asking God to guide you each day or are you, like many, doing your own thing? Isaiah 64:4 - “For since the b
God made us for so much more than "ordinary". If we only knew how much He loves us, we would thirst for more of Him! Get in a quiet place today and ask Him to fill your heart and flood your soul with one desire--to know Him and make Him known. John 17:25a-26a - "O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee … 26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare [it]…” Joy Unspeakable, Faith Unsinkable, Love Unstoppable, Anything is possible!
Oh, Mister Moon, please shine down on me! Tell me about the moon. In the beginning … Genesis 1:16-18 – “And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.” The moon is good!
It shines because its su
When you are experiencing a problem, and you need advice or someone to talk to, it only makes sense to go to someone who has ‘been there, done that’. Maybe you received the dreaded cancer diagnosis … you need to talk to someone else who has experienced the same shock and despair. Perhaps your grown child is no longer living for the Lord … again, you’ll want counsel from someone who has been through that same pain and can encourage you. Maybe someone close to you has passed aw
'The good ol’ days' … words often used to describe a time that one believes was better, simpler, or more wholesome than the current time. ‘Ah, those were the good old days when the family gathered on the front porch to sing hymns together; Grandpa would play the fiddle, Daddy would play the guitar and Grandma would sing harmony …’ Sounds wonderful … but were the good old days really that good? And if so … What’s stopping us from sitting on the front porch and singing hymns to
Before the beginning of time, with no point of reference, God spoke to the dark and created Light. As He speaks, a hundred billion galaxies are born! In the vapor of His breath, the planets form! When He speaks, all nature follows the sound of His voice. Every painted sky is a canvas of His grace. Colossians 1:16-17 - "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalitie
Jesus is here to carry us through this life and beyond. Lamentations Chapter 3 demonstrates perseverance in faith. It tells of the prophet (possibly Jeremiah) relating a discouraging part of his life and how he found support and relief. In his time of trial, he perceived the Lord as something terrible. Being in sin, the ‘affliction’ he faced was doubly bitter. This writing shows the difficult struggle between unbelief and faith. Such struggle is of a weak believer who is pron
The Cross of Jesus symbolizes His atoning death. Our Saviour died for my sins and for the sins of the world. Colossians 1:14 - “In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:” When I see the Cross, it reminds me of the sacrifice that was made for me. Read the story The Cross of Jesus is a story of redemption. The symbol of the Cross is a powerful reminder of the price Jesus paid; and whether we wear it, display it, or simply think about it, the Cr
I watched a documentary recently where the narrator said something simple but true: “We all need to feel loved.” Indeed, one of the most basic and fundamental human needs is to feel loved and nurtured. However, just as strong, I believe, is our need to love and nurture others. Expressing love for others benefits the giver just as much as the recipient. It makes us feel good to do something for others. We’re all in this boat of life together … and we’re all sinners in need of
How do you start each morning? Are you one of those who hit the ‘snooze’ on the alarm five times before you finally roll out of bed? Or do you get up a little early so you can take a minute to greet the day? Maybe even spend some time in God’s Word or in prayer? Today’s song is one of my favorites. It’s upbeat tempo brings a smile to my face; the lyrics encourage you to spend some time with your Maker and ask Him to guide and prepare you for another day in this crazy world. I
Getting older is a painful fact of life. If God brings us to a new day, there is purpose in it. Poet David Lougher shares a Christian view on our aging bodies: "When this frail frame is racked with pain,
My living will not be in vain.
When my cold heart is full of grief,
The Word of God brings sweet relief.
When doubts and fears disturb my rest,
I pray to God in my distress.
When recall fails and thoughts confuse,
The Spirit then my mind renews.
When friends and earthly com