God Is On Our Side and Fights Our Battles For Us

God Is On Our Side and Fights Our Battles For Us

 Colossians 2:15 (NKJV)  “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.”  Most, if not all of you, have seen pictures of slaves shackled and chained. And no doubt your heart went out to them. Now, imagine Lucifer bound in chains, tattered, bleeding, and defeated ambling behind […]

Romance and Intimacy in the Bible….

Romance and Intimacy in the Bible….

“How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!” Song of Solomon 7:6 (KJV) Readers of the Bible do not expect to find the romance between a man and woman discussed intimately but the Song of Solomon is filled with love and romance. King Solomon expresses his love for the Shulamite woman and […]

Desire Married to Expectation = Hope

Desire Married to Expectation = Hope

If we desire something… Expect it to appear any day… We have hope. Let’s imagine that you desire a new automobile. You awake every morning expecting it to be parked in your driveway. But you have not researched cars or test-driven any vehicles. You do not know what model, make and year you desire. What […]

April Showers Bring May Flowers … Sometimes

April Showers Bring May Flowers … Sometimes

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV) I do not like to curse myself but I’m 99% positive that I have a ‘brown’ thumb when it comes to gardening and growing flowers. I’ve tried planting flowers […]

Have You Ever Felt Duct-Taped?

Have You Ever Felt Duct-Taped?

One of my associates where I work part-time had me laughing tears when she told me about her 8 and 9-year-olds duct-taping her 2-year-old to a chair. The older siblings were playing monopoly and their younger brother kept taking their tokens (the pieces they use to move around the board). They told him to leave them alone, […]

Faith as Small as a Grain of Mustard Seed

Faith as Small as a Grain of Mustard Seed

  Most, if not all of us, have heard or read the statement below spoken by Jesus to His Apostles. He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. Luke 17:6 (NIV) The […]

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Life Is a Journey, Not a Destination

Two of my sisters and I were on vacation in Hawaii and decided to drive to the city of Hana on the eastern shore of the island of Maui. We rented a vehicle, obtained a map and started our trek. As we traveled, we observed that the road was two-laned, narrow, snaked, and only had […]

Love Is An Action More Than a Feeling

Love Is An Action More Than a Feeling

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT) As we prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day with candy, flowers, and gifts, take time to ponder the true definition of ‘Love.’ Love is an action more than a feeling. Our emotions are fickle and can be affected […]

It Is a Big Mistake to Ignore the Promptings Of the Holy Spirit

It Is a Big Mistake to Ignore the Promptings Of the Holy Spirit

After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.…………………………………Acts 16:7 (NKJV) I’m sure many of you can recall instances in which you felt something in your spirit but ignored it, thinking it was insignificant and just a thought coming from you. I bet most of you […]

For God So Loved the World…

For God So Loved the World…

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.                 John 3:16 NIV Happy 2018! As we begin another year given to us by the great Lord our God, let us pause to remember how much Jehovah loves us. He […]

What Do You Do When the Devil Is Trying to Eat You Up?

What Do You Do When the Devil Is Trying to Eat You Up?

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1st Peter 5:8 (ESV)  Isn’t it interesting and eye-opening to learn that the devil walks around, like a roaring lion, looking for someone to demolish? A lion roars to intimidate his enemies – and that’s exactly what Abaddon does – walks […]

Remember the Reason for the Christmas Celebrations

Remember the Reason for the Christmas Celebrations

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.   James 1:17 (NIV) Christmas is just around the corner and many of you are busy buying gifts and making preparations for holiday dinners and parties.   Let us not forget the reason […]

Be Aware of Signs That Bitterness Is Taking Root

Be Aware of Signs That Bitterness Is Taking Root

Looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.                                                            […]

For This Is God’s Will for You In Christ Jesus

For This Is God’s Will for You In Christ Jesus

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV) As we approach Thanksgiving Day, the day set aside to give thanks for our crops, jobs, families, etc, let’s not forget to express gratitude for this great “Salvation.” Give thanks in all situations – good or […]

When You Want to Holler, “When Will It End?”

When You Want to Holler, “When Will It End?”

“Through his cunning He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule; And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes; But he shall be broken without human means.” Daniel 8:25 (NKJV)  “There is so much hate on Facebook,” one of my friends said in a […]

Be Thankful You Get the Opportunity to Talk to God

Be Thankful You Get the Opportunity to Talk to God

We must pray the will of God for our prayers to be answered.                                                                                AND Our prayers […]

Anticipate and Appreciate the Change in Seasons

Anticipate and Appreciate the Change in Seasons

“While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22 (ESV)   Spring and fall are my favorite seasons of the year. The weather seems to be perfect for walking, gardening, and doing things around the house. I’m not sweltering in the hot sun or […]

Behaviors That Can Keep Your Prayers From Being Answered

Behaviors That Can Keep Your Prayers From Being Answered

Your prayers will not be answered if you have: “Unconfessed sin” in your heart. God is Holy and there is a barrier between Him and us when we go to Him with unconfessed sins. Walking in the flesh is another way to keep our prayers from being responded to. Yes, we receive a new nature […]