A Friend Who Intervenes

A Friend Who Intervenes

Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know you did this with a clear conscience, and so I have kept you from sinning against me. That is why I did not let you touch her.Now return the man’s wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live....
The Circle of Love

The Circle of Love

The heart is the most common shape when it comes to love. However, as I ponder on the nature of love with all its ups and downs, I cannot help but be drawn to the circle. It is the shape of a ring, after all, which we put around the fourth finger to signify a marriage...
God’s Proclamation

God’s Proclamation

“And today, though I am the anointed king, I am weak…” – 2 Samuel 3:39a There will be days of weaknesses in our lives, such as what David experienced when Joab killed Abner— an action that dashed out plans (at least initially) in the move to unite Israel with...
Infectious Faith

Infectious Faith

Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” – 2 Kings 5:13 How infectious is our faith? What would have...
What Our Eyes Behold

What Our Eyes Behold

Abraham wanted a child. He dreamed of a child. He told the Lord very honestly in chapter 15 of Genesis that his servant Eliezar would inherit his estate since he had no heir from his own body. It was a logical statement since it had been some time ago when Abraham...
Choosing God in Our Weakness

Choosing God in Our Weakness

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians. 12:9 There are certain sicknesses that overwhelm us...
The God of Our Past, Present, and Future

The God of Our Past, Present, and Future

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19 New things for the new year— why not ask God for HIS new...
Joy to the World

Joy to the World

You will make known to me the way of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.  Psalm 16:11 One of the things 2020 did was to challenge us all, not just physically, but emotionally as well. There was the tension of...
A Light in Deep Darkness

A Light in Deep Darkness

I’m glad Christmas is around the corner, and we can celebrate! 2020 may have been a difficult year, but Christmas should always remind us of the most important Person in our lives: Jesus, the Immanuel—God with us. He will always be the essence of Christmas despite the...
A Record of Deliverance

A Record of Deliverance

“The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”  1 Samuel 17:37 We read of one of David’s earliest exploits in 1 Sam. 17 where Goliath, the infamous massive Philistine giant, issues a...