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What if God Says No

In the days of His flesh He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety. – Hebrews 5:7 I’ve seen pictures and drawn the scene in my own mind of Jesus offering up those prayers Continue Reading…

The Fence

You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world. – I John 4:4 Shotzie stood on the top step and surveyed his world proudly, but cautiously. He didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, so he leisurely descended the Continue Reading…

Guard & Fight

He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44 Do you realize that Satan, the Deceiver, is completely unethical, Continue Reading…

The Walk of Faith

This is just driving the stake down deeper . . . and a deep foundation brings greater stability. My calmness must be in the knowledge of Gods presence . . . not in the manifestation of His power. Covenant of Peace I know . . . Christ is dwelling in me. Christ is my very Continue Reading…

Living for an Audience of One

Come, everyone, and clap for joy! Shout trimphant praises to the Lord! Psalm 47:1 (TLB) “Good morning, Jesus.” “Good morning to you dear Anabel. I look forward to being with you.” “Thank You, and I always anticipate being with You. As Jeremiah said, ‘Your lovingkindness and faithfulness begin afresh every day.’ (Lamentations 3:23) Do You Continue Reading…

An Instrument of God’s Peace

Romans 6:13 Lord, Make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love, Where there is injury, pardon, Where there is doubt, faith, Where there is despair, hope, Where there is darkness, light, Where there is sadness, joy. Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as Continue Reading…

Daisies Don’t Lie

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us … I John 4:10 I was depressed–dejected–disillusioned. I had just found out that John Riley didn’t love me. How? Oh, the very best way–pulling petals off a daisy. Daisies don’t lie. It was obvious that he preferred Mary Jo to me. Continue Reading…

Who Is Your Strength?

Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God. – II Corinthians 3:5 They will be held guilty, they whose strength is their god. -Habakkuk 1:11 God’s characteristics — His immutability, His omnipotence, His omnipresence His omniscience — were, of course, available for me Continue Reading…

Jungle Warfare

If racing with mere men has worried you, how will you race against horses? If you stumble and fall on open ground, What will you do in Jordan’s jungles? Jeremiah 12:5 That scripture was one of our young, much-loved pastor’s favorite verses. I don’t remember too much about his interpretation or his application, only that Continue Reading…

New (and Confident) in Christ

Just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust Him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with Him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth. Colossians 2:6,7 TLB Bill Continue Reading…

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