The Kingdom of God

… and heal those in it who are sick, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”  Luke 10:9 When Jesus sent disciples out to minister to people, He made it clear that the kingdom of God and healing are inseparable.  Healing in His kingdom is a given.  I am a child of the kingdom – the kingdom where there is no pain, no sickness, no disease, no cancer, no arthritis, no immune system disorders, none. Jesus prayed, “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven”.  One of the purposes of sending Jesus … Continue reading The Kingdom of God

The Table Is Set

Thou dost prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Psalm 23:5 God has prepared a table for us that is laden with everything we have inherited through Christ—every spiritual blessing, every physical blessing, every weapon we will ever need, every provision we will ever need.  All there—laid out for us when we are in the presence of our enemies. The God who spoke this world into existence and created the many species and ecosystems, and gave each exactly what they needed—not only for survival, but also to work in relation to other ecosystems for mutual survival … Continue reading The Table Is Set

Pleasant Words

  Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.  Proverbs 16: 24 Pleasant words – words that encourage and lift up, words that minister life and grace and love and mercy.  Heard many of those lately?  Spoken many of those lately?  Sometimes, I have to admit, I am careless in my speech.  I speak from habit and convention.  People ask, “How are you? and I say “fine” whether I am or not.  And no one seems to really care.  And I think what difference does it make? The woman at the counter at … Continue reading Pleasant Words

Cheerful Disposition

A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired. Proverbs 17:22 Everyday at work, I greet parents as they drop off their children.  I ask how are you doing and invariably I get the same responses, not bad for a Monday, well, it’s Wednesday, I’d be better if it were Friday, or just ok.  I listen as people speak gloom and doom over their days and their lives.  I commented to one woman that she must have really great weekends to dread Mondays and Tuesdays and all the other days and she said, no not … Continue reading Cheerful Disposition

Happy Hour

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 Once when we were driving to the river for a swim, I caught bits and pieces of a conversation that my son and his friend were having in the back seat.  What I heard went like this: Khris:  When I used to live over here, I would walk there every day for Happy Hour.  Happy Hour was from 2:00 – 5:00. John:  Yeah, I’ve been here for Happy Hour. Khris:  They really have some good drinks here. At this point, I am ready to slam … Continue reading Happy Hour