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…

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…

Until that completeness

We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us! But for right now,…

Goodness

Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me    all the days of my life,and I will live in the house of the Lord    forever. // Psalm 23:6 NLT If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that uncertainty is certain. We don’t know what tomorrow holds, let alone five minutes from now.We can…

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…

Jesus loves me.

I am incredibly grateful that Jesus loves me, not inspite of, but smack dab in the midst of my life. I stand on holy ground at this moment. I am at Camp Keystone, the camp I grew up at – as staff kid, camper, counselor, staff member, and now I come as event manager. I…

What is love

Joy is love rejoicing, Peace is love at rest, Patience is love waiting, Kindness is love interacting, Goodness is love initiating, Faithfulness is love keeping its word, Gentleness is love empathizing, Self-control is love resisting temptation. Nicky Gumbel posted on 9/20/21 on Instagram @nickygumbel

Consider // Power of presence

Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.// Ephesians 3:12 NLT Any moment. Any time of day. Any attitude or posture. We have the greatest asset we need to live a life that is edifying and driven by love. We have the power of presence, the…

A blessing

May His peace be yours in the midst ofthe busyness and difficulties life brings; May hope in Christ fill you with purpose; May His love be your motivation and comfort; And may His joy fill each cell in your bodyknowing He is working all things for your good.

The save and the release

I need saving! I need saving… mostly from myself. Do you feel me? Can you relate? In this moment of reflection, I lift up my praise to the One who cares and the One who saves. Praise Jehovah! Praise the God who saves! Blessed be the Lord—day after day he carries us along.He’s our Savior,…

Consider // Loved & known

“To be loved but not known is superficial. To be known and not loved is our great fear,but to be known and loved, that transforms you.” // Tim Keller Think about your life right now. As you reread Tim Keller’s quote, where are you in this scenario? Maybe you haven’t thought about your life in…

Love is not

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. To love someone is to accept that person exactly the way he or she is right here and now.” // Mister Rogers