Confidence in God’s love for us is as vital on the peaks of victory as it is in the valleys of despair. We have either felt the power of His hand in the past, are clinging to Him in the present or will in the future. His loving hand ever envelops our own!
We are sheltered by His love, He is with us through every twist, turn, up and down. “He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock, That shadows a dry, thirsty land; He hideth my life in the depths of His love, And covers me there with His hand…” —Frances J. Crosby
God is the perfect, complete answer to every one of our deepest needs. When this truth is rooted deeply within the chasms of our hearts and minds, we will walk it, talk it and breathe it through every part of our lives. He is the whole answer to everything!!
Corporate worship is an outpouring of personal worship – something we can do every day and in any place – brought together for the glory of God and the fellowship of believers! Though meant for Him, it is amazing how much it lifts and blesses us too!
The Lord’s comfort and compassion in our lives is something worth shouting, rejoicing and singing about. As the heavens sparkle with joy, the earth rejoices with creation itself and mountains sing at the blowing of the wind…all to the glory of God!
Faith is like driving a car. If we look back to where we’ve been, we may end up in a ditch, or worse! But as we keep our eyes on the road ahead, holding onto God’s promises, we will arrive at the destination He has mapped out for us. He is faithful and His way is sure!
When Deception and Dismay lurk in the shadows, we can trust Grace and Mercy – our lifelong, faithful Companions – to dwell with us in the house, follow us wherever we go, and protect us from the enemy’s threats everyday of our lives and forevermore!
God binds His love and faithfulness to our hearts through the covenant He signed upon our hearts with the blood of His Son. Once we enter into agreement with Him that we need a Savior, His love and faithfulness will never leave us…NEVER!
No matter how long or challenging the journey through this life may seem, and regardless of the detours we may take at times…our Lord, the Great Covenant Keeper, is ever true to His Word and keeps His promises for those who seek Him!!
King David celebrated the presence of the Lord God Almighty with unbridled worship, playing to an Audience of One! Jesus is ‘God with us’ every minute of every day, and that is reason enough to celebrate Him. Ahhh, to do so with unbridled worship and praise!!
God said of His Word, “It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Yes, hearts that are bathed in the water of His Word will certainly flourish like a saturated garden at winte’s end!
Faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains! Without it, we cannot believe that we have a Father God in heaven who loves us, or His Son who sacrificially died for our sin, or His Holy Spirit who is ever with us. Yes, a little bit of faith is HUGE!
God’s thoughts…who can know them all? No one, but we can all learn some, and continue learning. Like an open jar, as opposed to a closed one, opening our minds and hearts to His thoughts allows us to grow and overflow with His knowledge and beauty!
What a way to begin the day…taking our eyes off of our weakness, failures and problems and focusing on God’s strength, love and protection! Praise and worship to our Lord and Savior is infused with power to lift our very souls as high as the sun rises in the sky!
Battling unbelief is nothing to be ashamed of, nor is it anything new. Even those who met the Savior face-to-face struggled to believe. As with wisdom, we can ask for help to believe…like the man who said, “Lord, I believe, help thou my unbelief.”
We can remind the enemy of his ultimate failure because God’s ultimate victory over sin, death and the grave was won at the empty tomb! So whatever the enemy attempts to do in our lives is under the Final Authority of our Risen Savior, who is our Victory!!
God did not send His Son to condemn the world, but to save a world that was already condemned by sin. He came to redeem our souls, and to remove our shame, fears and humilitation. He even came for relationship with us, to rescue us out of our loneliness!
No matter where we have been, what we have done or what’s been done to us, Jesus takes away our sin, sorrow, sickness and fears. He is all things wonderful and He wants to fill our lives with His riches of righteousness, joy, health and peace!
In this world of temporary things, we are blessed to know that God’s Word is eternal and, with it, so are His promises to us of redemption and a home in heaven with Him forever!
Our Loving Shepherd strengthens, qualifies and equips us in every way. Regardless of the mountain’s height or the valley’s depth, He guides us with the light of His Son, the map of His Word and the compass of His Spirit…from now until forever.
God values us so much that He sent His Son to die for our sins, giving us everything we need in Him. He simply asks that we encourage others with the same love we have been so freely given…trusting that as we lift them up, He will continue to lift us!
In every situation – through every high and low – we have an advocate with the Father, our Lord Jesus Christ. By the power of His Holy Spirit, He is with us as we celebrate the birth of a newborn baby or mourn the loss of a a loved one, and everything in between.
If God said ‘as far as the north is from the south,’ there would be a destination where we’d to find our sin again because the earth has a North and South Pole…But east and west never meet, there is NO destination! And so it is, He removes our sin forever! Hallelujah!
From our rollercoaster lives and perspective, it is difficult to fathom God’s faithfulness because HIS goes on and on – from one generation to the next generation – eternally! And even if we are faithless, He remains faithful! How amazing is that!!?!!
The Lord never asks us to do anything for others that He has not already done for us Himself. He said to cast our cares upon Him for He cares for us, so when He asks us to pass that on, we are simply showing others the same compassion we’ve been freely given.
Not one whispered prayer goes unheard by the ears of God.
Once we believe He is God’s Beloved Son and know what we think about Him, we begin to learn more about who we are and where we are going. We, too, are God’s beloved sons and daughters, bound for a heavenly home that He is preparing for us!
Desert seasons often give us no choice but to be still and know He is God. And it is during these times of conflict, tragedy or loneliness that He reveals His Presence, provides for our needs and speaks through His Word…just as He did so faithfully in ancient days!
The more humble the beginning, the greater the opportunity for God to work a miracle in our lives. Even as we take our first small step in His direction, we’ll find He is already there waiting to give us a greater future than we can ever give ourselves!
Never, never give up…Keep believing and walking forward in faith, knowing that our Savior endured greater opposition than you will ever face! He overcame sin, death and the grave, and you can trust that He will miraculously work things out in your life too!
Our time with the Lord is more valuable than silver or gold….It refills us with strength and courage for the day, knowledge beyond that of institutions and wisdom capable of astounding the wise. Our souls are recharged and refreshed with plenty to share!