by ARLENE PELLICANE “But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.’” (Numbers 20:12) (NIV) My daughter Noelle and I were giddy with excitement! We … Continue reading Second Chances
Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? There remains … a rest for the people of God. § My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. § There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest. … Continue reading Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?
(Morning) Everything that can endure fire, you shall put through the fire, and it shall be clean. The Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. § He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He … Continue reading Daily Light (12 June)
Since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. (Colossians 1:9) When we hear of Christians in other places, especially where circumstances and times are difficult, or they are new in the … Continue reading Bless your people today
by Laura R. Bailey “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship.” (Romans 12:1) (NIV) Yes! I made it with only five miles left to go until empty. Blinking warning … Continue reading Running on Empty
God told Moses: "You shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. So you shall speak to all who are gifted artisans, whom I have filled with the spirit of wisdom, that they may make Aaron's garments" (vv. 2-3 NKJV). Note the word "artisans." God gives us artistic ability, and … Continue reading Be creative (4)
Whenever Aaron enters the Holy Place, he will bear the names of the sons of Israel over his heart on the breastpiece of decision as a continuing memorial before the LORD. (Exodus 28:29) In a symbolic way, the Priest had all the people of Israel "on his heart when he entered the Holy place." Jesus, our … Continue reading Jesus, our ultimate Priest, had our sins on His back and our forgiveness on His heart when He went to the Cross for us!
by DEBORAH ARD Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can … Continue reading Friends That Stand in the Middle
Everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when … Continue reading Take heed to yourself.
Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases... (Psalm 103:2-3) Our God is an awesome God. He not only defines and defeats sin; he delivers us from the consequences of sin by forgiving our sins and purifying us. True healing … Continue reading Our God is an awesome God