Sunday, May 28, 2017

Perfect Peace

I love my mom's voice. Often talking with her is a highlight in my devotional life. She so often quotes a Scripture verse that stregththens my soul. Today was no different. She gave me a shot of inspiration from the Old Testament book of Isaiah. 


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Darkest Hours

In our darkest hours we find out who we are but more importantly we prove Who's we are.

A saint is anyone who belongs exclusively to God.


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Settling In

We are finally feeling as if we are just now settling in after our move seven miles across town. Pictures paint our blessed reality. "God your goodness is great." Psalm 31. Lucy's house is almost in order. 🐶 🏡 






"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 







 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

3 Words

These three words Jesus The Peace-Speaker spoke to the Galilee sea storm are filling my heart today as I pray:


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Keep Promises

I am praying Psalm 76:11 today:



"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Cult Observation

Today, in a local restaurant I watched from a distance as three members of a local cult put the full court press on a humble individual. It seemed there was desperation in his face and I prayed deeply in my spirit for him and for them.

Don't mistake what I am saying please.  I am not the judge of such things but knowing their message was not of The Real Jesus, my heart hurt for them as they offered him -- a man seemingly suffering the side effects of his human rebellion against God -- a dose of their empty religion for his gasping soul. 

How I wanted an in-road to the conversation but the four left and this time God provided no open entry for me to speak Hope. Still, I prayed and I am sure my prayer mattered.

A second thought I had was in the form of a petition of prayer for those of us who do have Hope for the seemingly hopeless. Oh, that we would have equal boldness as Jesus-believers that those lost in the leadership of cults possess. 

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful    

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mark 4

The seed in the Parable Jesus told of the Soils has three realities:

1. The seed has potential

When was the last time we stopped to realize the potential of God's Word within us?

2. The seed goes through a process 

Give the Word of God time and do not be discouraged during the process. As the process is underway, remember with God all things are possible. Live by faith over the long-haul, not feelings over the short-term.

3. The seed produces

We cannot understand the miracle of the seed or the mysteries within the seed, nevertheless, the seed, yes, God's Word will wondrously produce a holy harvest. 

* My paraphrase of devotional thoughts shared by Pastor Adrian Mills, our Execitive Pastor, at our all staff retreat day. 

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful