Release

Read John 11 – When Jesus looked at Martha in the face of Lazarus’ death, He said “I am the resurrection and the life; he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?” John 11:25-26. He was asking…

Hope

Hope- the wellspring of the heart grounded in Who God is, established in His Word, the glimmer of light in darkness. Hope- a promise, a forward look, a bridge over the bog of trial, which carries the footsteps of our faith and turns our eyes to God. Hope – the word is honey on the…

How to Survive in Despair

Read Mark 5: 21 – 43 Everyone told Jairus it was no use.  “Don’t bother talking to Jesus.  You daughter is dead.”  But Jesus’ only words were “Don’t be afraid; only believe” (Mark 5:36). These are the same words God speaks to us when we stand in the middle of unspeakable horror, numbing sorrow, and…

Do You Need a House Cleaner?

Read Mark 11. Mark 11:17 And He taught saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. I Corinthians 6:19 What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is…

Redeemer

We sold ourselves into sin – enmity with God, open rebellion as we charged after our own ways, sought only our own desires and glorified our own selfish needs. Satan used us, warped our intellect, wasted our emotions, and dumped us on the trash heap of life. There we lay bruised, dirty, and broken, totally…

Children of Light – I Thessalonians, Day 7

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope Thessalonians 5:1-11 Christ will return, and this great truth anchors our hearts. Paul, however, wanted Christians to see the application of this truth in their daily lives,…

Hurricane

It comes. Blustering and fussing across the Gulf, churning wind and waves, devouring the warmth of the water below, spinning into a web of unknown destruction. It comes. Pulled relentlessly to the land that will end its life, but not before it has left its mark – Landscape forever changed. As I write, I am…

Defensive Grace

II Timothy 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. We are in a battle and the enemy will attack.  God instructs us to be strong. This strength is not just a grit your teeth and muddle through endeavor; it is founded and grounded in the grace that is…