Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and traps lie in the paths of evil people. But those who guard themselves stay far away from them. A large part of the process of change is the commitment to keep changing. Nothing stays the same, except God. We live in a changing world […]
Psalms 44:20-21 If we had forgotten to pray to our God or made fools of ourselves with store-bought gods, Wouldn’t God have figured this out? We can’t hide things from him.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.
To you, O God, belong the greatness and the might, the glory, the victory, the majesty, the splendor; Yes! Everything in heaven, everything on earth; the kingdom all yours! You’ve raised yourself high over all. Riches and glory come from you, you’re ruler over all; You hold strength […]
Matthew 16:24-26 Jesus said to His disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the […]
God-friendship is for God-worshipers; They are the ones he confides in. Do a favor and win a friend forever; nothing can untie that bond. When you find a friend, don’t outwear your welcome; show up at all hours and he’ll soon get fed up. Laugh with your happy friends […]
This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. If you wake your friend in the early morning by shouting “Rise and shine!” It will sound to him more like a curse than a blessing. God spoke with Moses face-to-face, […]
The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd. Hebrews 11:1
We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy […]
FRIENDSHIP CAN BE PAINFUL This isn’t the neighborhood bully mocking me–I could take that. This isn’t a foreign devil spitting invective–I could tune that out. It’s you! We grew up together! You! My best friend! Those long hours of leisure as we walked arm in arm. Psalms 55:12-14 FRIENDS […]