Month: November 2018

#2052 Facing Temptation

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 […]

#2051

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.

#2048 What Would You Trade Your Soul For?

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 […]

#2045 The Word For Recovery

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

#2044 Pack Up Your Troubles and Smile

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 […]

#2043 Friendship

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 […]