Saturday, January 30, 2016
Friday, April 10, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Whatever your marital status, the misuse of the sayings, “I’m so blessed” and “God is so good” can be dangerous. It makes sense that we would use those phrases when something good has happened – we get a new job, God provides for a particular need, we meet that special someone, etc. Those are great things which we should be thankful for! But what happens when those aren’t realities in our own life? When we don’t get that house we were praying for, when that deal falls through, and when God has still not “blessed” us with the child we’ve been aching for? Then someone else’s joy becomes our immediate excuse to question God’s intentions in our own lives. And during this time of year, that is magnified when it comes to love.
But may I send out a gentle reminder to each of us this Valentine’s week to guard our hearts against the lie that we, as redeemed by Christ, are lacking in any way – single or married. We desperately need to “bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:5) and line our feelings up against the truth of who we are in Christ. Love, finances, material possessions, and status aside, we are COMPLETE in Him (Col. 2:10). We have been blessed with EVERY spiritual blessing (Eph. 1:3). We have EVERYTHING we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:2-4). And while I hope we will never stop boasting about God’s goodness and blessings in our lives, let’s boast in Him whether that’s proven materially/physically or not. His goodness is the same regardless and we can trust what He's doing with our lives because “those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” (Ps. 34:10)
Monday, December 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
"And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth."
""Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let he who glories glory ("rejoice proudly") in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth, for in these I delight," says the LORD."
Thursday, September 11, 2014
"Unless Your law had been my delight, I would then have perished in my affliction. I will never forget your precepts, for by them You have given me life." Psalm 119:92,93