Jeremiah 29:11 ESV “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” For Welfare God has a design for each one of our lives. This design is his intended purpose for us. And, that is that we … Continue reading Hope or No Hope?
John 14:25-26 NASB “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” The Holy Spirit Jesus, prior to his arrest, trial and … Continue reading When We Don’t Understand
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Pr. 3:5-6 NIV). Sometimes in life we have questions for which we don’t have answers. Sometimes we pray and we can’t hear God speaking, i.e. he … Continue reading Believe Him
The Apostle Paul said we should put no confidence in the flesh, and then he went on to list the ways in which he had done that (Phil. 3:3b-6). But, I would like it if we could think of the ways in which we put confidence in the flesh, not just in our own flesh, … Continue reading Our Confidence
Monday, October 30, 2017, 12:00 noon – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Muted Trumpet.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Ephesians 2 (Select vv. ESV). You Once Walked (vv. 1-3) And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this … Continue reading We Once Were
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 3:55 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Courageous.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Psalm 39 (NASB). Then I Spoke (vv. 1-6) I said, “I will guard my ways That I may not sin with my tongue; I will guard my mouth as with … Continue reading Troubled Thoughts
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 a.m. – The Lord Jesus put in mind the song “Be Strong and Take Courage.” Speak, Lord, your words to my heart. I read Jeremiah 31:15-22a (NASB). Bitter Weeping (v. 15) Thus says the Lord, “A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her … Continue reading Our Loved Ones