The Presence of God

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even […]

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Point the Way

Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.”  (John 8:12) That’s good news!  You and I no longer walk in darkness like those who do not yet have the “light of God” in them.  Jesus further teaches that […]

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Be Rich in God’s Sight

“Jesus said, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed, because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.” (Luke 12:15) While teaching His followers, Jesus was interrupted by a man asking Him to help him get more money from the family inheritance.  He gave the man a clear warning in the […]

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Chosen and Appointed

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit — fruit that will last.” (John 15:16)  Hear these words from Jesus. They have direct application to how you and I relate to others. You have been chosen and appointed by God. Selected and sent. HE chose you to be […]

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Craving the Word of God

“Like newborn infants, desire the pure milk of the word, so that you may grow up into your salvation.” (1 Peter 2:2) A beautiful and touching story is told, in The Book and Its Story, (authored by the British and Foreign Bible Society, 1854) of “A blind girl, in France, who gained her livlihood by manual labour, […]

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Victory over Discouragement

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  (Isaiah 41:10) Everyone gets discouraged along the way.  Life is hard, people disappoint and hurt us, we lose our way, our hopes and […]

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Make This Your Top Goal

As you set goals for the new year, make sure this one tops the list: OBEY GOD! This runs contrary to how we like to live because we don’t like being told what to do or when to do it or even how to do it.  Our typical attitude is, “I’ve got this” UNTIL our mistakes […]

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Are We to Plan?

“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.  What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Instead, you […]

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Prince of Peace

“For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”   Isaiah 9:6  What a perfect time to reflect on Jesus as the Prince of Peace.  He is the […]

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Encourage Others

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Why do most people leave a job? Why do kids often run away from home or not give their best? Why do many marriages end in divorce? Why the high level of dissatisfaction and discontentment among […]

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