The Holy Spirit works through rest

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Acts 2 THE HOLY SPIRIT WORKS THROUGH REST And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.  (Acts 2:3-4) It is interesting how when the Holy Spirit […]

In Christ, goodness and mercy chase you

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 23 IN CHRIST, GOODNESS AND MERCY CHASE YOU Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.  (Psalm 23:6) Some of us spend our lives chasing goodness. We feel we deserve “the good life,” […]

Jesus wants you to receive

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 12 JESUS WANTS YOU TO RECEIVE “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.  Sell your possessions, and give to the needy.  Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not […]

Jesus rested, so you can, too

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Luke 5 JESUS RESTED, SO YOU CAN, TOO But now even more the report about Him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear Him and to be healed of their infirmities.  But He would withdraw to desolate places and pray.  (Luke 5:15-16) In Luke chapter 5, Jesus calls His […]

Jesus wants to give you rest

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Mark 6 JESUS WANTS TO GIVE YOU REST The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught.  And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.”  For many were coming and going, and they had […]

God loves to exalt the lowly

God’s Hope for Your Heart from Matthew 23 GOD LOVES TO EXALT THE LOWLY Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.  (Matthew 23:12) Religious competition is alive and well today.  Bible knowledge, moral living, even service to those in need can easily be twisted into something we do simply […]

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 Wants His Children to Have Rest

Do you ever wish you could just stop the world for a day? “So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from His works as God did from His.”  (Hebrews 4:9-10) “Workin’ for the Weekend” is the joyful chorus of an old […]

Let God Set You Free From Overwork

Do you ever worry that you’re not getting enough done? “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.  It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious […]

How to Know the Will of God With Ease

Do you ever struggle with “knowing the will of God?” “[We pray] that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will (in all spiritual wisdom and understanding) so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, (fully pleasing to Him), bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge […]