Through the Looking Glass

Through the looking glass of humanness, we often determine that another soul has it better or easier than we do.  Assumptions made; judgments cast, we discount their struggle and undervalue the working of God in their life. The Psalmist David and Paul both made it clear that we are on equal footing when it comes sin….

Go Ahead, Make My Day! I Thessalonians – Day 4

a devotional response to I Thessalonians 3 – Go ahead – make my day. Clint Eastwood’s infamous movie line in context is an invitation to violence, but if Paul the Apostle had used this line it would have had a totally different meaning. Paul was in Athens, and he was suffering for his outspoken testimony…

Can You be Trusted? I Thessalonians – Day 3

a devotional response to I Thessalonians 2 I Thessalonians 2: For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: 2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God…

Get Your Church On!

Ephesians 5:25 Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Get your church…

Three Examples from the Thessalonians – I Thessalonians, Day 2

a devotional response to I Thessalonians 1:9-10 I Thessalonians 1: 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even…

Eternal Thanks

Colossians 3:And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. I Corinthians 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16 For which cause we faint not;…

Do You Write Thank You Notes?

a devotional response to I Thessalonians 1:1-8  – I Thessalonians, Day 1 Paul, the Apostle, wrote thank you letters!  Here I thought it was a southern tradition, and all the time it was right there in God’s Word!  I Thessalonians 1:1-8 records one of his thank you notes. He began his thank you note with…

Three Steps to Guarding Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 – Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Physically, I protect my heart by monitoring the type of food I eat, by managing stress, and by exercising.  At least that is what I plan to do.  Sometimes I am successful. But Proverbs 4:23 is speaking…