'Faith is the substance of things hoped for...' Hebrews 11:1 NKJVYou don't need faith unless you're hoping for something. Hope establishes the goal; faith is the bridge that gets you to it. There's no need to build a bridge if you're not going anywhere. But if you're going after something you can't reach on your ...Read More
Month: February 2014
'He...shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.' Psalm 91:1 NKJVWhat is 'the shadow of the Almighty'? In the wilderness where Israel wandered for forty years, temperatures could get up to 50 or 55 degrees Celsius. There was no shade except what was provided by the tents in which the people lived. So they understood ...Read More
'...His sheep follow him because they know his voice.' John 10:4 NIVHere are seven occasions when knowing God's voice is all-important: (1) Hearing from God before you entertain the ideas of others. Why? Because their ideas are not His commands. Don't make commitments and end up bound by promises you can't keep. You must love ...Read More
'...The works that I do [you] will do also...' John 14:12 NKJVJesus was the perfect mentor. He told His disciples, 'The works that I do [you] will do also.' If you want to reach the fullness of your God-given potential, ask God for the right mentors. You will always go further with a good mentor ...Read More
Shema Pt 2 Last week we focused on the first portion of Shema, in particular the portion that revealed to us that shema which translated as ‘hear’ actually means to ‘hearken & take heed’ to what God is saying and obey it. It’s a call to active obedience to God’s Word. What is the shema? ...Read More
'...God led you through the wilderness...to prove your character...' Deuteronomy 8:2 NLTGod led the children of Israel through the wilderness: 'to prove [their] character, and... find out whether or not [they] would obey His commandments.' They could choose to perish there, or trust Him to bring them safely to the Promised Land. One author writes: ...Read More
'...Is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy.' James 1:2 TLBLori Schneider is one of very few women to climb Mt. Everest - yet another step on a climb she started ten years earlier when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Terrified, but determined to achieve her goal, she quit her ...Read More
Random thoughts may be temporarily upsetting, but they don’t produce lasting anxiety or depression.
Your stomach is in knots, you feel as though an elephant is sitting on your chest, you’ve got the jitters and your thoughts are running amok. Where can you find relief?
'Blessed are those...who walk according to the law of the Lord.' Psalm 119:1 NIVPsalm 119, the longest psalm in the Bible, with 176 verses, is a love song to God's law. But you'll never understand the Psalmist's enthusiasm about a moral code until you think about children playing near a cliff's edge. Without a fence, ...Read More
Walking In The Dust Of Our Rabbi Pt 2 Throughout the centuries different countries have pictured Yeshua through the lens of their own culture. An artist in Peru would paint Him with dark braided hair and a poncho with a Peruvian face, while artists in Europe have painted him with blond hair and blue eyes ...Read More
'Who is he who condemns?...' Romans 8:34 NKJVStop being mad at yourself because you're still struggling in certain areas. When it comes to an area of your life that needs improvement, be concerned about it, but not consumed with it. You are always going to be working on something, so learn to separate your 'who' ...Read More
'...Neither can you do good who are accustomed to doing evil.' Jeremiah 13:23 NIVThe founder of one of the world's most successful companies said, 'The individual who wants to reach the top must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him, and hasten to ...Read More