A Plan Too Marvelous

A Plan Too Marvelous “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” So begins the Bible. Heavens are plural and earth is singular. Out of the unfathomable expanse of the universe, the earth stands out as unique in the mind of its Creator. On this small speck in the universe He would reveal…

AN ABIDING FAITH

An Abiding Faith “Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever He promises. And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.” (Romans 4:20-22NLT) The Bible pictures Abraham as the…

FAITH IS THE KEY

Faith Is The Key “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NKJV) The Living Bible puts it this way: “You can never please God without faith, without depending…

Struggles Are Necessary

Struggles Are Necessary We all know what it means to struggle. By definition it means to contend with a task or problem. By experience it means pain and difficulty we would rather avoid. The third grader knows what it means to struggle with math. A teenager struggles with peer pressure. Young families often deal with…

FOR GOODNESS SAKE

For Goodness Sake When Peter was preaching to the household of Cornelius, he began by introducing and describing Jesus. The virtues and power of Christ are truly numerous beyond measure. The one Peter chose is as follows: “…God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and…

A WORD FOR THE WEARY

A Word For The Weary Let me tell you a little-known story about King David. It is recorded in the 30th chapter of I Samuel. It goes like this: David and his men had just returned home from a battle. Upon arriving to their hometown, they found the village in ruins. The Amalekites had raided,…

A More Excellent Way

A More Excellent Way The Bible says that of all the gifts and blessings of God, love is the greatest. It is specifically stated by the Apostle Paul in his unforgettable words: “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” (I Corinthians 13:13) In the first three verses…

Faith To Forgive

Faith To Forgive Jesus told the disciples that it was impossible that no offenses would come their way. He went on to tell them that if their brother offended them, and then repented and asked forgiveness, they should forgive him. After hearing this, Peter asked how many times one should offer forgiveness. He thought seven…

Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness There is joy which comes from Christ that transcends happiness. We dare not conclude from that fact that there is no place for happiness. To draw such a conclusion, it seems, would lead to a dull and sour life. A life so lived would be out of character for the believer and for…

Give Me Your Anxious Thoughts

Give Me Your Anxious Thoughts You know the feeling. You are trying to lie still and rest. You want to sleep, but sleep won’t come because thoughts are racing through your head faster than cars on a speedway. These are often anxious thoughts, and usually concern things over which you have no control. Past regrets…