Test Me

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. (Psalm 139: 23-24, NLT) The Psalmist David in Psalm 139 had come to a point in his life where he understood that: a) GodContinue reading “Test Me”

I Choose Joy

The joy of the Lord is your strength (Nehemiah 8:10, KJV) But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:23, CSB) You know how sometimes you go to church or an event with a keynote speaker expecting to hear something that will inspire you forContinue reading “I Choose Joy”

Do the First Works

Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent. (Revelation 2:5 NKJV). In the Scripture above we find John quoting Jesus as He addresses the church of Ephesus.  In verse 4, Jesus said, “NeverthelessContinue reading “Do the First Works”

How May I Serve You?

For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. (Galatians 5:13 NLT)   He sat down, called the twelve disciples over to him, and said, “Whoever wants to be first mustContinue reading How May I Serve You?

Pursue Integrity

10:9 He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. 11:3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, but the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 20:7 The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him. (Proverbs 10:9, 11:3, 20:7 NKJV) According to Wikipedia, integrityContinue reading Pursue Integrity

Still More Lessons From Children’s Letters to God

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.Continue reading Still More Lessons From Children’s Letters to God

Choose to Appreciate

Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time.  (Proverbs 15:23, NLT) In today’s woke, get real world, so many people seem to specialize in the communication style of criticism.  In a supposed attempt to be real and possibly truthful, people are choosing to make negative, hurtfulContinue reading “Choose to Appreciate”

Never Alone

For He Himself (God) has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5b NKJV) You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. (Psalm 139:5-6 NKJV) In the times in which we live today thatContinue reading Never Alone

The Unknown Impact

The life you see me living is not “mine,” but it is lived by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20b, MSG) Some time ago, we watched a movie, called “The Miracle of the Bells”. I still remember it because it affected me in a surprisingContinue reading “The Unknown Impact”