Sometimes stating the obvious really does help. We see what we look at. If we spend our time looking at the things we stress over or hate–that is all we see! That does not lead to victorious living. Look to Jesus! After the Israelites defeated the Amalekites, Moses built an altar to Jehovah Nissi. The Lord,Continue reading “Glimpsing God: Banner that leads to victory”
Hope is a life necessity. It is an anchor that holds us in storms–and a power that propels us forward. Paul, writing to Timothy, call Jesus our Hope (1 Timothy 1:1) and in Colossians, he reminds that our Hope of Glory is Christ dwelling within us.
Faith in Jesus Christ is both simple and complex. Romans 10:9 is absolute truth: If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Jesus Christ completed the work of salvation. Living a believing life is not always quiteContinue reading “Tools for Growth – Divine Reading of the Word”
Christ was complex but not confused.
The eternality of God leaps forth from those names. Sometimes – far more often than we know, I suspect – we are confused about Truth and reality. We see something, assign a meaning or an interpretation, and try to struggle through what we have defined. These names encourage me to press through in confidence thatContinue reading “Beginning and End. First and Last.”
Now here is a convicting name…because the truth is everyone has things that don’t feel like ‘enough.’ That is an insult to God. Sometimes it is ourself we are dissatisfied with. We judge ourself not smart enough, not ambitious enough, not pretty enough. Other times we look at the world: our friends are not enough–eitherContinue reading “Our Inheritance”
Jesus Christ is a patient, persistent Guide. Confident of His power and purposes, He uses all of life to move toward Himself. He is doing the same for you. I am pretty stubborn and independent…willful. Jesus gently guides me back each time I wander from the sweetness of His ways. He does the same forContinue reading “Glory Glimpse – Guide”
Redeemer. Miriam Webster defines redeemer as ” a person who brings goodness, honor, etc., to something again…” God who does things greater than we can imagine is surely One who brings goodness. There is no limit to the ways Jesus Christ redeems…promised in Genesis we individually have the privilege to receive the Promise and walk theContinue reading “My Redeemer Lives!”
God of Jeshurun. Okay, so this name is not exciting at first site…but if the ‘clouds’ ever weary you, you are going to love it! He is the “One who rides the heavens to help you…One who rides in excellency on the clouds. The refuge you hide in…the refuge supported by His eternal power andContinue reading “Rider of the clouds!”
Centering our eyes on the glory of God restores order! How about this as a glimpse of God: HE is the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords. (I Timothy 6:15b) Justice and righteousness are His ruling principles. He sees what we need and provides because that is His way.Continue reading “Blessed and Only Ruler”