Jesus prayed for you

“I am praying not only for these disciplesbut also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.And may they be in us so that the world will believe…

Worthy

“He is worthy of the first, worthy of the last, and worthy of every moment in between. Instead of giving Him the leftovers this week, give Him the best moments of each day and watch Him fill the rest with unending joy and grace upon grace.” – Gretchen Saffles

How are you

How are you today? Take a 5-minute break to check in with your well-being. First, say these four lines out loud. Slowly breathe in and out between each line. Repeat until you feel calm and focused. “May I be happy. May I be well. May I be safe. May I be at peace.”1 After a…

Conqueror

Who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or distress or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. // Romans 8:35,37 CSB Say allowed, “I am more than a conqueror.” Now say it three more…

I can’t go on

“I can’t go on.” We will inevitably have days when we feel like we can’t go on. When our personal lives are hard and we are invaded by the heavy clinging blanket of the outside world. We simply cannot escape the fact that we are in trying times. There are times we may feel like…

Compassion

“COMPASSION means ‘to suffer with’. Not pity. Not sympathy. Not saving. But co-suffering. It’s a visceral desire to be with each other in the pain and a vital longing for new possibilities together.” // Jay & Katherine Wolf, Hope Heals Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,…

Rest awhile

In Mark 6:30-44, we find Jesus and the disciples feeding a large gathering of people. Yet just before this profound moment takes place, they had finished a very busy, tiring day and Jesus suggested to the group that they step away for some rest. The apostles then rendezvoused with Jesus and reported on all that…

Stay awhile

Take heed of this invitation. Christ is not demanding or requiring you to do anything, yet His invitation to “stay awhile” in His loving arms will change everything. It’s your decision, yet I can tell you it is the best decision you will ever make!

Agape in Ephesians

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness…