Monday, May 16, 2022
Thursday, May 05, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Paul wrote, “There was given me a thorn in my flesh, from Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness'” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).
The cancer in the body. The sorrow in the heart. The child in the rehab center. The craving for whiskey in the middle of the day. The tears in the middle of the night. The thorn in the flesh. “Take it away!” you’ve pleaded. Not once, twice, or even three times. You’ve out-prayed the apostle Paul, and you’re about to hit the wall. But what you hear Jesus say is this: “My grace is sufficient for you.”
Sustaining grace. Grace that meets us at our point of need and equips us with courage and wisdom and strength. Sustaining grace. It doesn’t promise the absence of struggle, but it does promise the presence of God.
- Max Lucado's devotional
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Monday, April 04, 2022
i had this "interesting" dream last night ...
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022
"Never try to live your life with God in any other way than His way. ... Showing no concern for the uncertainties that lie ahead is the secret of walking with Jesus."~ Oswald Chambers
"I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able."
2 Timothy 1:12
"Do you believe that I am able to do this?" They said to Him, "Yes, Lord." "According to your faith let it be to you."
Monday, February 28, 2022
BE RECONCILED TO GOD ....
" ... if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." Romans 10:9
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." John 3:16-17
Saturday, February 19, 2022
our old world is creaking and groaning ... people have no peace, vision is skewed, and satan is happy ... BUT - for those of us who know Jesus - we know Who to turn to ... and we know that God has a plan - that is so perfect that we will be amazed when HE reveals it ... have faith - and always always know that our God is our place of refuge while the storms of life beat at our door ...
Thursday, February 03, 2022
I start my day with bible reading ... then a devotional ... as i chat with the LORD ... knowing me, it's work to get my mind going in the direction God points out ... rather than sluggishly take the "seemingly" easier road ... but when the Holy Spirit leads - WOW, the day is good!