Give me a word, Lord: REMINISCING

2 Corinthians 4:16-17 That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! Joshua 1:8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. MeditateContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: REMINISCING”

Give me a word, Lord: BELIEVE AND RECEIVE

Luke 1:38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her. (ESV) I heard a catchy saying on the radio, “Pray and believe, and you will receive. Pray in doubt, and you will do without.” That little phrase caught myContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: BELIEVE AND RECEIVE”

Give me a word, Lord: HE NEVER LEAVES

John 14:16-17 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him. But you know him, because he lives with you now andContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: HE NEVER LEAVES”

Give me a word, Lord: DON’T WORRY. BE HAPPY!

Matthew 6:26-27 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? 27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Yesterday was a manic Monday. It didn’t start off that way. IContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: DON’T WORRY. BE HAPPY!”

Give me a word, Lord: OTHER-CENTERED

John 2:1-5 The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”  “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My timeContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: OTHER-CENTERED”

Give me a word, Lord: STOP RUNNING

Jonah 1:1-3 The Lord gave this message to Jonah son of Amittai: “Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port ofContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: STOP RUNNING”

Give me a word, Lord: FINDING OUR HOME

Psalm 84:3-4 Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest and raises her young at a place near your altar, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, my King and my God! What joy for those who can live in your house, always singing your praises.  A little over a week ago, my friend wasContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: FINDING OUR HOME”

Give me a word, Lord: LOVING WELL

Ephesians 5:22-31 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love yourContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: LOVING WELL”

Give me a word, Lord: PRESSURE WASHED CLEAN

Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let’s settle this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, I will make them as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, I will make them as white as wool. Psalm 51:7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will beContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: PRESSURE WASHED CLEAN”

Give me a word, Lord: KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE DONUT AND NOT ON THE HOLE

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! I’m not sure who coined the phrase, “Keep your eyesContinue reading “Give me a word, Lord: KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE DONUT AND NOT ON THE HOLE”