Going To The Other Side

On that same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side (of the Sea of Galilee).” So leaving the crowd, they took Him with them, just as He was, in the boat. And a fierce windstorm began to blow and waves were breaking over the boat so that it was…

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God, our Savior

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I am the Lord, your…

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His Yoke Is Easy

Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is wholesome (useful, good-not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and…

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God Is Our Refuge And Strength

God is our refuge and strength (mighty and impenetrable), a very present and well-proved help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken and slip into the midst of the seas. Though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah (pause, and calmly think…

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His will be done

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven….Matthew 6:10 As I worship the Lord this morning, listening to the birds sing, watching the sun come up, I recognizeHis beauty and His glory all around me. This is His creation, but it is just a taste.  He has called us to bring His kingdom…

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In the world, not of it.

And do not be conformed to this world (any longer with its superficial values and customs) but be transformed and progressively changed (as you mature spiritually) so that you may prove (for yourselves) what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect (in His plan and purpose for you). Romans 12:2 We are living…

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Are You A Follower

                And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself (disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, and refuse and give up himself) and take up his cross daily and follow Me (cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My…

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Walking In Obedience To God

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and decisions and how unfathomable and untraceable are his ways. For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor….. For from Him (all things originate) and through Him (all things live and exist) and to Him are…

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He Uses Whatever/Whomever To Bring About His Purpose

“So then God’s choice is not dependent on human will, nor on human effort (the totality of human striving), but on God who shows mercy (to whomever He chooses-it is His sovereign gift).” -Romans 9:16  If you read this entire chapter, it talks about God’s purpose and how He uses whatever/whomever to bring about His purpose. There is nothing…

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