Serving and Sitting (Luke 10:38-42)

While they were traveling, [Jesus] entered a village, and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home.  She had a sister named Mary, who also sat at the Lord’s feet and was listening to what He said.  But Martha was distracted by her many tasks, and she came up and asked, “Lord, don’t You care […]

God has a generous wisdom for you

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.  (James 1:5) We live in a complicated world.  So many decisions, so many problems, so many responsibilities come to fill our minds, and it can sometimes be so hard to make sense of […]

The Time Came (Luke 2:6)

While they were there [in Bethlehem], the time came for [Mary] to give birth.  (Luke 2:6) We live in a world of instant weather reports and apps that let us track every stage of a pregnancy.  Finding our way to a new place is as simple as tapping a button on a smartphone, and knowing what […]

Time to Treasure (Luke 2:19)

But Mary was treasuring up all these things in her heart and meditating on them.  (Luke 2:19) Wonderful things were happening to Mary, and she refused to just let them pass by.  She took time to treasure, to set aside moments for meditating on the things that were taking place in her life. Mary was able […]

God’s fulfillment will come at just the right time

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Titus 1 GOD’S FULFILLMENT WILL COME AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME …in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began, and at the proper time manifested in His word…  (Titus 1:2-3a) From the time “before ages began” to the time Jesus came was […]

God’s peace is greater than your problems

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Philippians 4 GOD’S PEACE IS GREATER THAN YOUR PROBLEMS The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts […]

God is your continual salvation

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 71 GOD IS YOUR CONTINUAL SALVATION Be to me a rock of refuge, to which I may continually come; You have given the command to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress.  (Psalm 71:3) Life is hard. Perhaps you’ve discovered this, that every person sees their […]

Jesus gives you the grace that you need

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Ephesians 4 JESUS GIVES YOU THE GRACE THAT YOU NEED But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.  (Ephesians 4:7) When God distributes grace to His people, it’s not a one-size-fits-all affair.  He doesn’t only hand out generic blessings to the masses […]

Praise will revive your heart

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 69 PRAISE WILL REVIVE YOUR HEART But I am afflicted and in pain; let your salvation, O God, set me on high! I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it […]