Arise and Shine

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.Fo behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.”  – Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV Arise: Shake off your slumber. Stand firm. Advance. Shine: Let what burns within you … More Arise and Shine

My Sheep Hear Me

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.  -John 10:27 NKJV Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling the faith.  Each day as I finish writing, I’ve been asking the Lord what He is saying for the next day. When I asked yesterday, simultaneously, in my not-so-faith-filled heart, I also said, “Do I … More My Sheep Hear Me

The Glance

“You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace.” – Song of Solomon 4:9 NLT I haven’t been at my best lately. I’ve felt that way for a while now. The current challenges have just furthered that assessment. … More The Glance

The Blessing

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.” – Number 6:24-26 About two weeks ago, I first heard a new song called, “The Blessing.”  It is a powerful song that I believe … More The Blessing

Draw Near

“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”  – James 4:8 NKJV Draw near to God. Draw near—closer than you’ve ever dared to come. Draw near to His heart. Nestle into His arms. Lay your head on His chest and hear His heartbeat. Feel the strength of His embrace. Gaze into His … More Draw Near

Fear Not

“Fear not little flock for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” – Luke 12:32 ESV These are the words I immediately heard yesterday when I asked Jesus what He was saying. There is so much comfort in this one short sentence. First, “fear not…”  Jesus said that a lot. Probably … More Fear Not

Unshakeable Hope

So Abraham waited patiently in faith and succeeded in seeing the promise fulfilled.  It is very common for people to swear an oath by something greater than themselves, for the oath will confirm their statements and end all dispute. So in the same way, God wanted to end all doubt and confirm it even more forcefully to … More Unshakeable Hope

Monday Morning Meditations: Stand, Be Still, Surrende…and See

  “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today.” – Ex 14:13 NLT “But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory. ” – 2 Chronicles 20:17 NLT “Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see … More Monday Morning Meditations: Stand, Be Still, Surrende…and See

Monday Morning Meditations: Apprehending Abundance

“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!” -John 10:10 tpt “Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than … More Monday Morning Meditations: Apprehending Abundance

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…