A Robe of Destiny

A Robe of Destiny

Now Israel loved Joseph more than any other of his sons, because he was the son of his old age. And he made him a robe of many colors. Genesis 37:3 I. The Colorful Robe Imagine how Joseph must have felt when he received the colorful robe from his father Jacob. He must...
Walk in the Way of Love

Walk in the Way of Love

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 “Walk in the way of love…” I cannot help but think about this phrase....
Even the Unborn Have a Story

Even the Unborn Have a Story

The Lord has chosen Cyrus to be king. He has appointed him to conquer nations; he sends him to strip kings of their power; the Lord will open the gates of cities for him. To Cyrus the Lord says, “I myself will prepare your way, leveling mountains and hills. I...
Fruitfulness

Fruitfulness

Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me...
Asking God for the Nations

Asking God for the Nations

I will proclaim the Lord’s decree: He said to me, “You are my son; today I have become your father. Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will break them with a rod of iron[b]; you will dash them to pieces...
My Friend Jesus

My Friend Jesus

He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered. He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. John 21:5-6 I can just...
Who Do You Say I Am?

Who Do You Say I Am?

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do...
My Heart, His Home

My Heart, His Home

Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” John 14:23 Usually, when people are told about Jesus for the first time, they hear this question asked of them: “Do you want to...
Making God Famous

Making God Famous

David said, “My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house to be built for the Lord should be of great magnificence and fame and splendor in the sight of all the nations. Therefore I will make preparations for it.” So David made extensive preparations...
The Promises of God for 2019

The Promises of God for 2019

It is the end of a year and the start of another year. A new slate is before us– 365 calendar days for us to fill up with fresh stories, new footsteps, and praise-worthy victories. Perhaps there are some of us clapping our hands with glee at the prospect of...