Lysa TerKeurst | Proverbs 31 Ministries “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it”Isaiah 55:11 (NIV) Do you ever get overwhelmed when you sit down to read your Bible? Me too … Continue reading Does It Really Matter if I Read God’s Word Today?
"But now is Christ risen from the dead."1 Corinthians 15:20 The whole system of Christianity rests upon the fact that "Christ is risen from the dead;" for, "If Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain: ye are yet in your sins." The divinity of Christ finds its … Continue reading Thought for Today (10 May)
Lisa Bevere | Proverbs 31 Minstries “Be here—the king is wild for you. Since he’s your lord, adore him.” Psalm 45:11 (MSG) Before I knew Christ, I’d chosen a path of destruction that would have ground to dust every dream and hope I dared to harbor. I still remember the tangible sense of relief I … Continue reading God’s Wild Love for You
Blythe Daniel | Proverbs 31 Ministries Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) When I was growing up, my mom modeled joy to me. It was written all over her face and still is. It … Continue reading Stirring Up the Spirit of Joy for Our Kids
Laura Bailey | Proverbs 31 Ministries "So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Romans 8:1-2 (NLT) When I think of the hardest person in my … Continue reading Moving Past Shame Into New Life
Stacy Lowe | Proverbs 31 Ministries “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) I crawled out of bed in the wee hours of the morning, grabbed my camera and drove to the beach. It was January 1 — the start of a … Continue reading The Sun Still Came Up
Nicole Domitro | Proverbs 31 Ministries “He must increase, but I must decrease.”John 3:30 (ESV) While I’ve never been punched in the stomach, I am quite familiar with that gut-wrenching, hunched-over, arms-clenching experience. That is exactly how I felt after the flood of comments started pouring in from a controversial social media post I made. … Continue reading More of Jesus, Less of Me
Jodi Harris | Proverbs 31 Ministries “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 (NIV) It was early fall when I pushed my nearly empty shopping cart through my favorite superstore, grabbing a handful of groceries. I eyed the tiny, pumpkin-themed newborn clothes and the brightly colored board books, remembering days … Continue reading What Good Is Grief?
Shirlee Abbott | Proverbs 31 Ministries “So Bezalel, Oholiab and every skilled person to whom the LORD has given skill and ability to know how to carry out all the work of constructing the sanctuary are to do the work just as the LORD has commanded.” Exodus 36:1 (NIV) For years, I wrote meeting minutes, … Continue reading Fear Not! Your Time Will Come
"His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground."Luke 22:44 The mental pressure arising from our Lord's struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent forth great drops of blood which fell down to the ground. This proves how tremendous must have … Continue reading Thought for Today (23 Mar)