Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1 “Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.” Voltaire As I write this, our Goldendoodle puppy Sadie is persistently attempting to clean the insides of an empty peanut butter jar. She has the top part really clean but hasn’t figured out how to get her face and tongue far enough down to clean the bottom. She has been working on this for over half an hour! She has gotten the label all the way off and … Continue reading The Puppy and the Peanut Butter
When Pharoah let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, ‘If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt’ Exodus 13:17 I have been told it could have been a ten day journey at the most, leaving Egypt and heading to the Promised Land. But it ended up taking 40 years. The only reason I can see is that their thinking had to change and it took a very long time for that to happen. They had to have time to … Continue reading How Much Longer?!?!?!
By your words I can see where I’m going; they throw a beam of light on my dark path. Psalm 119:105 I’ve been looking for answers. Not just about this pain but about other areas of my life that I feel need changing. I haven’t as yet gotten any definitive answers. But I am reminded of a teaching I heard Larry Huch give. He said the priest that entered the temple wore what is best described as diamonds or jewels on the shoulders of their robes. The light from the lampstand stand reflected off of those stones and onto the letters of … Continue reading Reflected Light
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it,and it will be yours. Mark 11:24 If I had a dollar for every time I read this verse or heard teaching on it, I could take every one of you who reads this to Starbuck’s for a coffee! Don’t head out just yet … I said IF! But the other day, I got it. Call it revelation or an AH HA! moment, but I realized how my thinking had been wrong in this area. Oh, I believe that I am healed; that it is a done deal. … Continue reading The Cart Before the Horse
… and as long as he sought the Lord, God prospered him. II Chronicles 26:5 This verse is referencing Uzziah, a sixteen-year-old who became king and reigned for 52 years in Jerusalem. He started off on the right foot. He did right in the eyes of the Lord, he continued to seek God. And this verse tells us that as long as he sought the Lord, God prospered him. But something went horribly wrong because in verse 21 we are told that Uzziah was a leper to the day of his death and cut off from the house of the … Continue reading The Finish Line
Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! Psalm 103:1-5 NLT In this Psalm, David commands his soul (his mind, his will and his emotions) to line up with his spirit and bless the … Continue reading Kingdom Benefits
This was written about my husband’s battle with cancer some years ago. A battle that ended in victory for him! For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Ever had the nightmare of waiting on test results from a biopsy? Or blood tests? Or any other diagnostic test? We had that opportunity – waiting on the myriad of tests done on my husband. The … Continue reading Two-Edged Sword
And He (Jesus) said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation… And these signs shall accompany those who believed; in My name they will … lay hands on the sick and they will recover. Matthew 16:18 These were Jesus’ parting words to His disciples. Some have called this the Believer’s Bill of Rights. I have read different commentaries on this and there seems to be some disagreement as to whether or not this is for all believers or just for those disciples. I’d rather not get into that. I recently left my son in Montana to stay … Continue reading Parting Words