Victory

Victory does not lie in circumstances; it lives in God. Therefore, it is an unchangeable state of the Christian. We need to recognize our citizenship in this state.   I Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. II Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth…

Faith or Feelings

When I feel alone, faith reminds me that God will never leave me or forsake me. When it seems my world is falling apart, faith says “God is in control”. When all I see is darkness, faith shines the light of God’s love. Feelings are not the reality – God is the reality, and in…

God IS Love

God IS love.  Love is not something He does, it is Who He is – an intricate part of His character.  He cannot be separated from love. Therefore, the instructions and warnings we read in His word have their basis in love – the love of the Father seeking to protect His children from that…

Abundant Life – Not

All of the material possessions I have will one day pass away. This is proof positive that they are not the substance of abundant life. I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection…

How to Survive the Obstacle Course

Saturday was date day with my husband – not candlelit dinner date, but a zipline obstacle course.  What an adventure! The ziplining was great!  I had no trouble with the heights or enjoying the ride on the line, but the obstacle course to get to the zipline presented a different challenge. Two young men spotted…

Everyday Grace

Today, I will follow Christ and leave beauty – a smile, a helping hand, an encouraging word. I will offer comfort to someone who is struggling. I will share His love today in what I do, in who I am, in what I say. I will let Jesus shine through me. I Peter 2:21 For even…

Jesus Every Day

“The cross must be raised again at the center of the marketplace as well as on the steeple of the church.  I am claiming that Jesus was not crucified in a cathedral between two candles, but on a cross between two thieves; on the town garbage heap, at a crossroads so cosmopolitan they had to…

Remember Lot’s Wife

The pithy reminder in Luke 17:32 catches my attention – “Remember Lot’s wife“. We know who Lot was, right?  He was Abraham’s nephew, and when Abraham gave him the choice of lands where his animals would graze, he set his sight toward Sodom. Genesis 13:10-11 puts it like this:  And Lot lifted up his eyes,…