Waiting before God

Let all that I am wait quietly before God,for my hope is in him. // Psalm 62:5 NLT Ruth Chou Simons writes, “I’ve squandered too many days coddling expectations rather than waiting with expectancy. One leaves you tight fisted and anxious while the other rests with a posture of outstretched hands, ready to receive with…

Consider // By him

The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high. // Hebrews‬ ‭1‬:‭3‬ ‭CSB‬‬ I have just started a Bible study on Hebrews and I have…

Consider // Jesus speaking

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. This…

The weight of it all

I do not know what to say.  I have not had the words to write.  The weight of simply processing the tragedies, the loss, the hell on earth that has occurred over the last few weeks in our country, and the last couple of months in Ukraine, is unreal. I weep for the families who…

While we were still sinners

When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending…

Like Christ

God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will…

Stayed on Thee

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. // Isaiah 26:3 KJV I grew up in a church that used the hymn based upon this scripture as a benediction every Sunday. It was a part of the soundtrack of my life, and continues to be….

Consider // Looking forward

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:17-18‬ ‭NLT‬‬…

Whispers of Jesus

As we enter into the eve of Christmas, my prayer is that you are leaning in to the whispers of Jesus in each moment. Take in every aspect of these precious days, never forgetting to turn your ear to His tender, hope filled words. It’s obvious, of course, that he didn’t go to all this…

Name him Jesus

“And she will have a son, and you are to name him JESUS, for he will save his people from their sins.”‭‭Matthew‬ ‭1:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬ The moment when Joseph was bestowed with the honor of naming the child he would be parenting with Mary JESUS, the future was set. The name that would forever change the…

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…

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…