Remembering My Real Assignment

“ … all we’ll remember of our lives on earth will be what follows us into the everlasting … the fruit of our lives will be the people surrounding us, the people who’ll be there with us because, by the power of God Himself inside us, we lived out God’s message of love and goodnessContinue reading “Remembering My Real Assignment”

Living in the Peace of God’s Promises

“So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” Isaiah 55:11 (NIV)   Last time we were together I shared about the week God reminded me He can (and does) show up while I’mContinue reading “Living in the Peace of God’s Promises”

A New Perspective About the Wilderness

“God calls us out of bondage, often through a time of testing to build our trust in Him, and then leads us into His blessing.” Stephanie Clarke   I’ve been talking quite a bit lately about the Israelites and their trek through the wilderness. I believe God didn’t intend to just use that pattern withContinue reading “A New Perspective About the Wilderness”

Back to the Basics – Part V

“The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.” JudgesContinue reading “Back to the Basics – Part V”

Back to the Basics – Part IV

“But the story we’re given is a God-story, not an Abraham-story. What we read in Scripture is, “Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point. He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own.” Romans 4:3 (The Message) So far I’veContinue reading “Back to the Basics – Part IV”

Back to the Basics – Part III

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 (NIV)   Last time we were together I shared how God gave me a chance to practice praising and worshipping Him instead of worryingContinue reading “Back to the Basics – Part III”

Back to the Basics – Part II

“Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.” I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (The Message)   Last time we were together I spoke about the Israelites and how I was committed to be less like them,Continue reading “Back to the Basics – Part II”