Who I Am Doesn’t Feel Good Enough

by Lysa Terkeurst “‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled.’” (Luke 1:38a, b, NIV) Do you ever struggle with feeling like maybe God should have picked someone else to fulfill your roles — as a wife, a mom, a business owner, leader, employee, neighbor or friend? I remember … Continue reading Who I Am Doesn’t Feel Good Enough

When it is more comfortable to lie

Bible Reading: John 18:15-27 My wife and I were recently sitting chatting about Peter and his denial of Jesus when she made the statement. He told lies! That set me thinking. Why did Peter tell an out and out lie! He twice said that he was not one of Jesus’ disciples [John 18:17, 25], and … Continue reading When it is more comfortable to lie

What is Truth?

Bible Reading: John 18:19-38 Jesus made a profound statement when He said to Pilate, “I have come into the world, to testify to the truth” [John 18:37]. Pilate responded with cynicism [the Amplified Bible uses the word scornfully, asking, “What is truth?” Although spoken with cynicism by Pilate, it is nevertheless, a vital question, and … Continue reading What is Truth?

Benefit Five: To enjoy God’s presence

God has given us many assurances of His abiding presence. God’s presence is absolutely unchanging, but the evidence of His presence is not. On some occasions God may purposely alter the evidences of His presence to bring the most benefit from our experience. Sometimes we receive the most benefit from seeing many visible “prints” of … Continue reading Benefit Five: To enjoy God’s presence

O my soul, knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord

"Ask, and it shall be given you." (Matthew 7:7) We know of a place in England still existing, where a dole of bread is served to every passerby who chooses to ask for it. Whoever the traveller may be, he has but to knock at the door of St. Cross Hospital, and there is the … Continue reading O my soul, knock hard this morning, and ask large things of thy generous Lord