Moving Forward

Another year is almost in the books. Well, it is almost in our books–it was recorded in heaven before the foundations of the earth. In fact, before we took our first breath, He knew the number of our days. He knew every thought. He knew every decision, every triumph, and every heartbreak. I don’t know … More Moving Forward

Expansion

Expansion Stretching Growing Learning… Usually uncomfortable Always necessary To make room for more… More focus More fullness More fruitfulness More faithfulness More favor Increased capacity… To walk in His goodness To demonstrate His faithfulness To release His kingdom To do His will… On earth as it is in heaven Expansion Stretching Growing Learning… Embrace it … More Expansion

Blessed

“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your towns and your fields will be … More Blessed

Eyes Fixed

Oh the beauty of Your face Oh the glory of Your gaze Oh the fire of Your love Oh the mercy of Your touch Lost in the wonders of grace Secure for all of my days What else could I possibly do? But fix my eyes on You “We look away from the natural realm … More Eyes Fixed

Now is the Time…

“The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with … More Now is the Time…

Choose Your Battle

No, that’s not a typo. I didn’t mean to say choose your battles. Choose your battle. Choose your battle carefully. Choose your battle wisely. Because the battle isn’t  … Against ungodly governments or legislation Against corrupt leaders and officials Or even against bullies, murderers, and terrorists The battle isn’t … Against that person with whom … More Choose Your Battle

Confident

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Phil. 1:6 NIV Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto … More Confident

Today’s Choice

Today I choose … to trust to trust Him to trust Him with all my heart and to not lean on my own understanding Today I choose … to rest to rest in Him though weary and sometimes burdened I come to Him and find rest for my soul Today I choose … to love to … More Today’s Choice

Thoughts on Thorns

So, apparently Paul had this “thorn in the flesh” … We don’t know what it was. Some people have tried to speculate, but Scripture doesn’t say. I figure if the Holy Spirit wanted us to know, he would have recorded it. He didn’t. That in itself says something to me. Although I’m sure the specifics were really … More Thoughts on Thorns

God Alone Suffices (My Week with St. Teresa of Avila)

Let nothing disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, All things are passing away: God never changes. Patience obtains all things Whoever has God lacks nothing; God alone suffices. — St. Teresa of Avila  Not too long ago, a friend brought my attention to this lovely little “prayer” of St. Teresa of Avila. I’d heard it … More God Alone Suffices (My Week with St. Teresa of Avila)

In Between

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all  (2 Cor. 4:17).  But sometimes our troubles seem neither momentary nor light. Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly … More In Between

The Gift (v.2.0)

  The darkness was closing in around me. The wilderness had been  bleak and threatening before, but not like this. Never like this. I couldn’t see a thing. Each step brought new danger. Each moment seemed more and more ominous. Even the air was heavy–I could scarcely breathe … Hard pressed on every side, but not crushed. Confusion reigned. … More The Gift (v.2.0)