All of creation brings praise to the Lord

Praise the Lord from the earth, you great sea creatures and all deeps, fire and hail, snow and mist, stormy wind fulfilling His word. Mountains and all hills, fruit trees and all cedars!  Beasts and all livestock, creeping things and flying birds!  Kings of the earth and all people, princes and all rulers of the earth! […]

God can use your life to bless generations

As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.  Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast.  You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.  (James 5:10-11) In the […]

The Paper Clip [An Encouraging Word]

I confess, I probably love paper clips a little too much. I am that guy who will throw away a whole stack of papers but remove the paper clips first so I can reuse them. I carry two of them on my keychain and others in my car. I’ve used them for clipping papers, of […]

Prepare the Way (Luke 3:4b)

Prepare the way for the Lord; make His paths straight.  (Luke 3:4b) John’s job was to ready the masses to receive the Messiah.  His task was to “make His paths straight,” not because Jesus wasn’t able to find His own way into people’s hearts, but because people always have barriers that prevent a clear view of […]

God made you an eternal heir

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Titus 3 GOD MADE YOU AN ETERNAL HEIR He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, […]

You are part of the foundation

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Timothy 3 YOU ARE PART OF THE FOUNDATION 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) […]

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 […]

In Christ, your pain has a purpose

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Galatians 4 IN CHRIST, YOUR PAIN HAS A PURPOSE You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel […]

God wants blessings to flow through your life

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 2 Corinthians 9 GOD WANTS BLESSINGS TO FLOW THROUGH YOUR LIFE And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.  (2 Corinthians 9:8) God is not a stingy giver.  He […]

God gives you power to strengthen His Church

God’s Hope for Your Heart from 1 Corinthians 14 GOD GIVES YOU POWER TO STRENGTHEN HIS CHURCH So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the Church.  (1 Corinthians 14:12) Jesus never intended His Church to be a people who only pursue Him with their minds.  He […]