Emmanuel in the waiting

Matthew 1:21-23 TPT,She (Mary) will give birth to a son and you are to name him ‘Savior,’ for he is destined to give his life to save his people from their sins. This happened to fulfill what the Lord had spoken through his prophet: “Listen! A virgin will be pregnant, she will give birth to…

Word made flesh

“You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:114‬ ‭MSG‬‬ Allow the Word of God to be your quiet retreat from the busyness of the holiday season, and lean in to listen to what He reveals as we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth – His purpose and our shining…

Consider // Harmonize in praise

Let the entire universe erupt with praise to God. He spoke and created it all—from nothing to something. He established the cosmos to last forever, and he stands behind his commands so his orders will never be revoked. Let the earth join in with this parade of praise! You mighty creatures of the ocean’s depths,…

Always giving thanks

And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭TPT‬‬ In the good times The hard times The I don’t even know how I feel times The restful times The can’t catch a break times The new beginning times The throw…

Consider // Strength

“Despite our worries, mistakes, or inadequacies—we are never without the strength of Christ.” * My flesh and my heart may fail,but God is the strength of my heart,my portion forever. // Psalm 73:26 CSB Strength rarely looks like what we have come to believe. Strength can look like… Calling a friend when you need help. Rocking…

Holy and whole

May God himself, the God who makes everything holy and whole, make YOU holy and whole, put you together—spirit, soul, and body— and keep you fit for the coming of our Master, Jesus Christ. The One who called you is COMPLETELY DEPENDABLE. If he said it, he’ll do it! // 1 Thessalonians 5:23 MSG

Gut punch by Bob Goff

The way we deal with uncertainty lets us know whether Jesus is ahead of us leading, or behind us just carrying our stuff. // Bob Goff I am starting to post quotes that are “Gut Punches” to the soul, to our mental health, or to simple every day living. THIS ONE was too much NOT…

Consider // Sha ah

Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze* from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand. // Isaiah 41:10 TPT *sha ah – Hebrew root word; to gaze, to…

Understanding in grief

In grief, I have found an understanding that beyond my understanding God is working all for the good of those who love Him and accept His calling. That does not make loss easier. It does not make watching the world groan in sin less awful. It does not make my mess ups and falling short…

Come apart

If you don’t come apart for a while, you will come apart after a while. // Dallas Willard

Hallelujahs

Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,you who seek God. Live a happy life!Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;be alert for signs of his presence.Remember the world of wonders he has made… Psalm 105:3-4 MSG