Promises of God: Trust

Those who know your name trust in you,for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you. Psalm 9:10 According to Psychology Today, the number one reason relationships fail? Trust. Well, lack of trust. I could go into all the reasons for this, but I have a story instead. When I first learned [...]

Promises of God: Design and Purpose

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5, NLT Today we are once again in the book of Jeremiah. Right at the very beginning when Jeremiah is called by God to be His [...]

Promises of God: Seek and You Will Find

“If you look for me wholeheartedly you will find me.” Jeremiah 29:13 Yesterday I dived into that often used verse in Jeremiah 29, the one promising a hope and a future. The words in verse 11 are true, but there is so much in the entire chapter that is missed when we simply focus on [...]

Promises of God: A Family

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. [...]

His Love Letter

This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn [...]

Proving You Are His

"Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples." John 13:35 I want you to imagine the following scenario: You are in line at a local store. Let's say you are in the return line, because we know those lines can be long. Nerve-wracking at times. You have a [...]

Hospitality: It’s More than Just Good Food

Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it. Hebrews 13:1-2 When you think of hospitality, of what do you think? We often think of the "hospitality industry." Restaurants, hotels, caterers, travel agents, businesses that offer [...]

The One True Valentine

The Love Chapter. 1 Corinthians 13. If I began by simply stating, "Love is patient. Love is kind," you would possibly know most of the rest. Because it is used at various weddings. The words are plastered throughout the year for a number of reasons. At times, it is even used as a Valentine's message [...]

Speaking the Truth

Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of his body, the church. Ephesians 4:15 I want you to think back to the last difficult conversation you had to have with someone. This would have been a conversation in which you had [...]

More Than Words

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t [...]