protection – God watches over me

Today I’ll meditate on God’s promise of protection as found in Psalm 91: (The Message Bible) 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow, Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly…

it’s about diligence

Our family enjoys the fun and refreshment of water slides and lazy rivers. At most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full, the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike wait…

The Word of His Grace

I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able…But as for you, continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for…

big enough?

For the past few weeks, along with our Bible chapters, we’ve been reading Chuck Swindoll’s daily devotions based in the book of Job. Because the “Insight” web page only shows 90 days at a time, we’ve printed out a few that spoke directly to our circumstances, knowing they would be gone all too soon. I’ve…

it’s not about me

God answered Job  our of the whirlwind… God is prominent and preeminent. He is majestic in His power, magnificent in His person, and marvelous in His purposes. How refreshing to step back into the shadows of our own insignificance and give full attention to the greatness of our God! It’s all about Him! How unlike…

a whole new fire

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 2 Timothy 1:6 Fan the Flame Have you ever watched a fire begin to burn down to the point that all you have left are coals? It looks as though there is no…

are you sure?

The devotion we read this morning in our quiet time speaks to more that one of my friends and acquaintances. At one point I would have said, “it speaks to me personally.” Thankfully God has used various circumstance to impact my thinking over the past few years until I can honestly say, “Yes. I’m sure!…

it’s a tough journey

Today’s quiet time included a message I have to share with y’all. The scripture reference is Job, chapter 3. Now I must warn you—there are no uplifting words here. In this chapter Job has come to the place where he’s bawling and squalling “why me, Lord? Just kill me now.” He’s in good company. Elijah…

the path of peace

All this will be because the mercy of our God is very tender, and heaven’s dawn is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, and to guide us to the path of peace.” Luke 1:78-79 what is peace? Peace is defined as the absence of mental…

God’s Perfect Will For You

Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. _3 John 1:2, NASB He wants you healed, whole and living abundantly You need look no further than 3 John 1:2 for a prayer that reflects what God’s heart for you clearly is. This verse…

Watch Your Words

Esther 4:1-8 Have you noticed how suffering brings people together? Have you watched how people join forces to respond to disasters? Hardship forces us to grab hands with one another and pull up closer together. Suffering never ruined a nation! Hardship doesn’t fracture families. Affluence does! But not suffering. Not hardship. It pushes everybody to…