How Do I Heal?

“’For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD.”
Jeremiah 30:17a

Life is never just smooth sailing and good times. With our mountaintop experiences, there are also treks into deep valleys. Everyone goes through adversity. Pain and suffering are included in the package called life.

Scripture tells us about spiritual seasons and thankfully, they come and go. We are never stuck in a never-ending season of pain, sorrow, rejection, and adversity. There is always hope and a way out of the lowlands or … READ MORE

Is There Salvation For Man’s Tongue?

Everyone has a problem with words at some point in time. Emotions get the best of us and reckless words spill out. A lack of self-control, impatience, or a focus on self is certainly fuel that can spark an unhealthy fire.

“Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire by hell.” James 3:5-6 (NKJV)

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God’s tough love

How reassuring it is that God promises to meet our needs!

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

However, many of us are like children when it comes to distinguishing our needs from our wants. A child may think they need a piece of candy but their parent understands it is a desire and cannot always be indulged. A parent knows more about healthy eating habits than a three-year-old. So, at the risk of enduring full-blown tantrums, parents have said, “No” to unhealth… READ MORE

The Power Of Encouragement

Encouragement is emphasized in the Bible because it is necessary to our walk of faith. Jesus told us that, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (Jn. 16:33b).” Christ even told His followers that they would be hated (Jn. 15:19). He did not sugar coat the Christian walk. However, He did temper His honest forecast with cheer. He reminded them that He has overcome the world. The battle has been won. We are victorious over every sin and adversity because the blood of Jesus covers and empowers us.

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Sometimes we wait on him

A lot of life is spent waiting. For children, time seems to move at a snail’s pace. Everything takes an eternity. This includes car rides to Disneyland, waiting for birthday parties or first dates, and even something as ordinary as dinner.

Adults have a bit more patience, but unmet desires of the heart are still painful during the expectant waiting process. God seems to have an intentional time lapse built into every circumstance and life equation. Waiting requires patience and this fruit of the Spirit entails exercise and time to g… READ MORE

The Power Of Encouragement

Encouragement is emphasized in the Bible because it is necessary to our walk of faith. Jesus told us that, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. (Jn. 16:33b).” Christ even told His followers that they would be hated (Jn. 15:19). He did not sugar coat the Christian walk. However, He did temper His honest forecast with cheer. He reminded them that He has overcome the world. The battle has been won. We are victorious over every sin and adversity because the blood of Jesus covers and empowers us.

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Pride Is So Insidious!

Billy Graham was once asked, “What is the definition of sin?” He gave the following answer:
“A sin is any thought or action that falls short of God’s will. God is perfect, and anything we do that falls short of His perfection is sin.”
The Hebrew and Greek words translated “sin” largely around two major concepts. The first is that of transgression. To transgress means “to step across” or “to go beyond a set boundary or limit.”

The second concept means, “to miss the mark.” If a player aims for a goal and misses, ho… READ MORE

Are u a prisoner?

Prisoners are captives. Labeled guilty for some transgression, they are incarcerated. Held against their will with personal freedoms revoked, they are at the mercy of their jailer. Although considered blameworthy, many prisoners are innocent of the evil they have been accused. Many of God’s prophets, disciples, and servants spent time in prison. Our Heavenly Father has a special place in His heart for those who are bound with chains.

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them-those who are mistreated-since you yourse… READ MORE

Lessons From Lot’s Wife

It is important to live life with a thankful heart and an awareness of its brevity. Every special moment should be tucked away for memory sake. In our golden years, we will want to recall our special celebrations, tender exchanges, and humorous adventures. Hopefully, we will look back to our younger days with a grateful heart and not one full of disappointment or regret.

There are good reasons to look back but there are bad reasons as well. The motive behind our response is key. If we look back to earlier days in an attempt to learn from past … READ MORE

Jesus lives

God grafted us into Christ. We are supported and nourished by Jesus. He is the root of the vine to which we have been grafted. He sustains us every day and through every trial.

“And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you.” Romans 11:17-18 (NKJV)

“I am the vine; you are the branches. I… READ MORE

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