"There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle." (Psalms 76:3) Our Redeemer's glorious cry of "It is finished," was the death-knell of all the adversaries of his people, the breaking of "the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle." Behold the hero … Continue reading Bless the Lord, O my soul.
Kathi Lipp "She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.” (Proverbs 31:25, NIV) I need to make a confession. Promise to keep it between us? For years, there was one part of the Bible I kinda, sorta just skipped over. Proverbs 31. Yep. The wife of “noble character” … Continue reading How to Be Ready for Anything
Miranda Jo Davis “The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.” (Revelation 22:17, NIV) Every Tuesday morning, my two preschool-aged boys and I waited with excited … Continue reading Salvaging Relationships We’d Rather Throw Away
Tracie Braylock “For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them.” (Ezekiel 34:11, NIV) He was 2 years old and quick on his feet. I knew navigating the store with him in the cart would be the easiest option. It was a quick trip though, … Continue reading In Search of You
by Lisa Jacobson “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) I heard the front door slam, and my heart dropped. Feeling beyond helpless, I could see our oldest son walking out into the wide acres of open land … Continue reading Fight for Your Son Through Prayer
by Lysa Terkeurst “Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’” Luke 9:23 (NIV) Have you ever found yourself longing for a deeper connection with God, but you just weren’t sure where to even begin? If you’re worried I’m … Continue reading How Can I Grow Closer to God?
"What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?" (2 Samuel 9:8) If Mephibosheth was thus humbled by David's kindness, what shall we be in the presence of our gracious Lord? The more grace we have, the less we shall think of ourselves, for grace, like light, reveals … Continue reading What shall we be in the presence of our gracious Lord?
by Lysa Terkeurst “These were his instructions to them: ‘The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.’” Luke 10:2 (NLT) Have you ever wondered if there’s any need for you and the dreams … Continue reading Her Success Doesn’t Threaten Mine
"So to walk even as he walked." (1 John 2:6) Why should Christians imitate Christ? They should do it for their own sakes. If they desire to be in a healthy state of soul-if they would escape the sickness of sin, and enjoy the vigour of growing grace, let Jesus be their model. For their … Continue reading Art thou longing that souls should be won to Him?
"I stopped believing the lies of Satan and started believing the truth of Jesus Christ, and my life has been transformed." Stephen Afterburn “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” (Romans 12:2a, NLT) Years ago, my friend Pastor … Continue reading From Desperation to Transformation