Monday, May 23, 2016

Fan the Flame of Faith

I captured this portrait of a Christian orthodox priest in Samaria, The Holy Land. He is caretaker of Jacob's Well, yes, the same Well of Samaria where the John 4 encounter took place.

The priest was melting wax to seal small quantities of water from the well in small ceramic pottery jars so we could bring them home. 

I have taken portraits much of my life, nevertheless, I must admit none have moved me anymore than photographing this image. 

I hope the portrait inspires you in some way and serves to fan the flame of faith within your own soul.

(Click on image below to view full-frame.)


"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW

Grateful 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Love is God / God is Love

The Fruit of the Spirit is Love;
Joy is Love's Strength,
Peace is Love's Rest,  
Long-suffering is Love's Patience;
Kindness is Love's Attitude:;
Faithfulness is Love's Confidence;
Goodness is Love's Character;
Gentleness is Love's Humility;
Self-Control is Love's Triumph.
(From Galatians 5:22-23)

And Remember, GOD IS LOVE!!! So, wherever you see Love above, you can replace it with God. How wonderful is that!!!

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW

Grateful 


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Arrogance or Humility

(Click on font below for full-frame truth worthy of our prayerful reflection.)


"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW 

Grateful 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Don't Worry...

(Click on image below for full-frame view giving reasons not to worry.) 


"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW

Grateful 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Psalm 40:2 -- Rescued and Redirected

Today, God's Word witnessed so wonderfully to my soul. It was one verse from the Old Testament. The reference is Psalm 40:2. I cannot explain the joy that flooded my soul when I realized the Psalmist was not only testifying to God's amazing grace in his own life, but also to God's amazing grace in my life.

Here's the verse below:

"He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay. He set my feet on a rock and made my steps secure." GW

My prayer today is that you can say "Amen!" to this verse of testimony penned by the Psalmist. Yes, that I alone will not echo his witness, but you also are able or will choose now to witness the wonderful reality of having been rescued from sin, death, Hell and the devil by Holy God and redirected on The Highway of Holiness. 

If you are still in need of rescue and redirection, look now to Jesus and live! He's as close as the whisper of His name.

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW

Grateful

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Another Rainy Day, Nevertheless...

Yes, it's another rainy day where I am, nevertheless, The Wonderful One, also known by the Name "I AM" is here! ALL IS WELL!

(Click image for more inspiration.)


"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW

Grateful 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Pastors

My friend Keith from Michigan sent me these sobering words today about pastors:

1. Pastors are called by God.
2. Pastors are called by God to be the overseers of his church.
3. Pastors called as overseers who will one day stand before the Lord and give account of their faithfulness.
4. Pastors are to serve the Lord’s people, but not to take orders from them.
5. Pastors are sent, not to make the people happy, but to make them holy and healthy and to make the Lord happy.

"...and i wait." Psalm 5:3 GW

Grateful