God is preparing the perfect answer for you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 2 GOD IS PREPARING THE PERFECT ANSWER FOR YOU I am struck by how an angel appeared to Joseph not just once, but four times (at least) to ensure the safety of Jesus: once to confirm Mary’s pregnancy really WAS from God (Matthew 1:20), once to warn Joseph and […]

God turns your lack into a heavenly abundance

Scripture Notes on James 2 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (James 2:5) When you look at what you lack, it’s easy to lose heart. When you […]

You are a part of the foundation

Scripture Notes on 1 Timothy 3 But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to act in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth. (1 Timothy 3:15 HCSB) The Bible says God has a family, a household, […]

Jesus took your curse from you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 3 JESUS TOO YOUR CURSE FROM YOU For all who rely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, “Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them.” … Christ redeemed us from the […]

God wants to make an example of you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 67 GOD WANTS TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF YOU May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be known on earth, Your saving power among all nations.  (Psalm 67:1-2) The God of the universe has one primary goal above all others: the […]

What Christmas Means to Me

I have no presents to open today. Don’t take that the wrong way.  Our family exchanged gifts a few nights ago when my brothers and sisters-in-law were in town, so it’s not like I lost my ticket for the goodie train this year.  But, since the gift-giving is done, this morning will bring no fantastic […]

The Measure You Use (pt2)

What if you’re living right, but aren’t being blessed like you want? But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil. Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful. Judge […]

Slaves in the Land

“So now today we are slaves in the land of plenty that You gave our people for their enjoyment! We are slaves here in this good land.” -Nehemiah 9:36 How quick we are to blame God for our misfortune, when it is infinitely more likely that He is the one who brought us in to […]

Work the Gift

When I was a boy, my dad had me mow the lawn each week. But…

Just Right for You

God is not in the business of just generic, one-size-fits-all blessings. “It is not good for the man to be alone.  I will make a helper who is just right for him.” -Genesis 2:18 (NLT) What strikes me here is that God’s provision for Adam isn’t generic, it’s personal.  God knows his child personally and […]