Although God gives us free will, He is still in control of the universe. He wants to mold and refine us into His image. The potter working with clay reminds us that God is working in us. Isaiah 64:8 - “But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.” The word ‘potter’ and its variations appear in the Bible 16 times. A potter is an artist who creates pots, vases, decorative pieces and more. Clay is used to mold p
Hope: to cherish a desire with anticipation: to want something to happen or be true (according to Merriam-Webster). The word ‘hope’ appears in the Bible over 120 times. Christ-followers are saved by hope (according to God’s Word).
Romans 8:24 - “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?” In Christ alone my Hope is found! He is my Light, my Strength, my Song. What about you? Where do you find hope? Christ, Who
We all have our times when we feel alone; when the night seems to be closing in, with no signs on the road to guide us in the right direction. Stop and pray ... don't let fear take over! Ask God to come close, light up the sky and show you the way. Deuteronomy 31:6- “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” When the stars are hiding in the clouds and you d
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday … what’s next? As with any tradition or holiday, how you celebrate is a matter of choice. Everyone wants a good deal, and it’s always a good idea to ‘give’, but don’t let the world influence your choices, or how you celebrate traditions or holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are about God and His blessings! Acts 20:35 - “I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of th
Happy Thanksgiving Day! It’s a wonderful day we set aside to give thanks to God with a grateful heart. No, it’s not about the food, football or even family ... although we are thankful for them all ... it's about giving thanks to the Holy One ... every day … because He's given us the greatest gift we could ever imagine -- Jesus Christ, His Son. Have you accepted His gift of salvation? With Christ, the weak can say, "I am strong". 2Corinthians 12:10 - “Therefore I take pleasur
There is a King seated among us! Let every heart receive Him now! Revelation 19:16- “And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.” Where there is praise, our King will inhabit and there will be grace and mercy all around. Burdens will be lifted in His presence, trophies laid down at His feet. Our King is worthy of all honour! His Name reigns above all others … Jesus Christ, the King above all kings! Philippians 2:9-12 – “Wheref
The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up and soon families will gather together to give thanks to the Lord for His goodness and provision, and to remember the harvest feast of the early settlers and other blessings of the past year. The world celebrates by eating too much, watching football and hitting the ‘Black Friday’ sales. What if you woke up this morning with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
Psalms 106:47 - “Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among
Our effectiveness on earth must not be gauged by comparing ourselves to others. We are to glorify God! ... not ourselves. Matthew 5:16 quotes Jesus as saying, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” satan wants us to think accolades we receive from others for a job well done is the basis of our desire to do so. This is pride. We prove success, in God’s eyes, in faithfulness and service in all things
Friend = A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts; a comrade. There are undoubtedly many definitions of ‘friend’ but most would agree that friendship is one of our greatest blessings. We meet a lot of people along the path of our lifetime but there usually are only a handful of people we truly call ‘friend’. Christ-followers have a true friend, a friend Who bears our sins and griefs, and gives us the privilege of taking everything to Him in prayer … our Lord and Saviour, J
Yesterday’s post was about God’s Love (read it here). God Almighty has the kind of Love that can outlast the night, the kind of Love that’s willing to fight. Exodus 14:14 - “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” When the going gets tough and your strength isn’t enough, that’s when Jesus will show up like never before. Psalms 23:1-4 – “… The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the st
Here’s a simple song that the whole world should sing along … a Love song (Today's Song below). God’s Word is a love letter to us, not only filled with wisdom and instruction, but also songs/Psalms for our daily living and encouragement. God is the very definition of Love … agape love. The Greek word ‘agape' (ἀγάπη listen to pronunciation here) is different from sexual love or brotherly love; agape love is of and from God, whose very nature is love itself. 1John 4:8 - “He tha
Have you ever read the amazing story of the valley of dry bones in Ezekiel Chapter 37, where God restores dried bones to life? The LORD set Ezekiel in the midst of a valley of dry bones and asked him -- Ezekiel 37:3 - “And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.” God made it so skin and flesh covered the bones again and He told the wind to blow upon the bodies and they were restored to life. God made dead men walk again! Ez
In the shadows of all the darkness around us today, God’s Light can burn so bright! 2Corinthians 4:6 - “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” The time is now to stand for God’s truths and whatever things are good and right. Christ-followers, if we don’t stand for Jesus, who will? Our kids and grandkids need to know how important it is to stand f
Water is an important part of our physical lives … we need it to survive. Jesus is the Living Water for our thirsty souls and we need Him in order to survive and live with Him eternally in heaven. ‘Water’ is mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible. The symbolism of water is a significant part of our Christian walk ... salvation, eternal life, the Holy Spirit, sanctification, God’s Word and much more. John 4:14 - “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shal
Everyone has a story. Not everyone tells their story … and we don’t always ask. Some stories are still in-the-making, some are sad while others are happy. But all stories that end with a happy eternal ending, are the greatest stories and need to be shared! If your life would sing a song, what would the lyrics be? Romans 1:16 - “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the
When did Americans stop looking to God’s Word for direction? When did we stop standing for God’s truth? John 17:17 - “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” God gave us His Word (the Bible) for instruction, reproof and correction. Zechariah 8:16-17 – “These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates: 17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour;
If you have been spiritually born into God's family, you are His child, which means you have Two Fathers – an earthly (biological/physical) and One Heavenly (spiritual). What a blessing! What an inheritance! Sometimes we are disappointed by our earthly fathers, or they are not present in our life (whether by death or other circumstances); it may be that another man fills that earthly role. Regardless, our heavenly Father is perfect and always there for us. Jesus Christ is the
God has not promised us that walking with Him would be easy, but He does promise that our lives are in His hands. We can rest in the Hope of his Son, Jesus Christ, who paid the penalty for our sins in order that we could accept His gift and spend eternity with Him. (Tell me more) Job 12:7-10,13 – “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea sha
Arise! Can you feel the fire? Darkness goes away …the Light is getting brighter! Our Lord is coming back soon. Are you ready? When we hear the trumpet sound and the four winds blow, spiritually-born believers will be ready to go! In the twinkling of an eye, we will be raised high … every heart beating in time with Adonai.
1Corinthians 15:52- “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, an
Today is the day ... mid-term elections. Don't let this important opportunity to let your Christian voice be heard pass by! The Bible doesn’t say anything specifically about Christians voting for a government leader, but there are principles that can be applied toward the free will and responsibility of voting. God established rulers and government. His purpose for those in authority is to be the voice for the good of the people. Elected officials are to lead reflecting His c