Walking in truth leads to multiplied joy

For I rejoiced greatly when the brothers came and testified to your truth, as indeed you are walking in the truth.  I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.  (3 John 1:3-4) Sometimes it’s easy to start thinking that our walk with God is just between us and […]

God will make you worthy of His call

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Thessalonians 1 GOD WILL MAKE YOU WORTHY OF HIS CALL To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the name of our […]

Jesus can truly reconcile

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Colossians 4 JESUS CAN TRULY RECONCILE Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you have received instructions—if he comes to you, welcome him.)  (Colossians 4:10) Paul had not been a fan of this Mark fellow.  He had allowed the young man to accompany […]

In Christ, God wants you to do what you want

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 5 IN CHRIST, GOD WANTS YOU TO DO WHAT YOU WANT But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.  For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for […]

Holy Spirit brings you hope

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 15 HOLY SPIRIT BRINGS YOU HOPE May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.  (Romans 15:13) What happens when believers are filled with the Holy Spirit?  What does He actually do? […]

God’s Kingdom is your community

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Romans 14 GOD’S KINGDOM IS YOUR COMMUNITY For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Whoever thus serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men.  So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual […]

God’s Kingdom is bigger than your perspective

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 9 GOD’S KINGDOM IS BIGGER THAN YOUR PERSPECTIVE John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”  But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for the one who is not […]

God is your stability

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalms 15-16 GOD IS YOUR STABILITY He who does these things shall never be moved.  (Psalm 15:5b) I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. […]

God is With You in the Work

An Encouraging Word GOD IS WITH YOU IN THE WORK I found it amusing that my nose was running like a faucet, because it felt like my sinuses were stuffed with cotton. It was a Monday, and it was one of those days where the space around my eyes felt compressed, my nostrils were raw […]

God will make you worthy of His call

Scripture Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1 To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of His calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by His power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in […]