Peace and Joy

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” John 14:27 NKJV Jesus came so that we may have peace while here on this earth. It is amazing how quickly we areContinue reading “Peace and Joy”

Pruning!

“I am the true vine and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away, and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit,” John 15:1-2 NKJV Jesus’ teaching about the vine and the branches is one of the most readily quoted. “I amContinue reading “Pruning!”

Seek!

Look for God in things both large and small. Pursue a relationship with Him like none other! God has the solution to our problem before we ever perceive the problem.  In Him we can find peace, strength, love, or whatever we may be searching for. We just have to ask Him. Then trust Him. Submit toContinue reading “Seek!”

He Makes All Things New…

“Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you aContinue reading “He Makes All Things New…”

Goal Oriented!

“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead,  I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, haveContinue reading “Goal Oriented!”

New Life!

“This is my comfort in my affliction, For Your word has given me life,” Psalm 119:50 NKJV  The Word of God is essential for an abundant life. It allows us to grow and not stay where we are. You can exist without God’s Word but you won’t truly live as He intended. God’s Word brings forth new life in us. It combats fear and despair.Continue reading “New Life!”

And the nominees are…

My friend Eric, at Hunt4Truth.wordpress.com, kindly nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award on Wednesday. The funny thing is on Wednesday I wasn’t very inspiring. In fact, I was a mess! Yet, Eric inspired me to get myself together and get it in gear! After a few words from him, I realized I wasContinue reading “And the nominees are…”

Power and Authority

A hint of spring is here in the Atlanta area. The snow and ice are finally gone. I really applaud you out there who deal with all the white stuff regularly. We made out much better the second time around. This time nearly everyone heeded the warnings issued repeatedly by our governing officials. This time,Continue reading “Power and Authority”

The Forest and the Trees

I read a local church sign not too long ago that stated something to the effect that if we will make ourselves available, God will make us able. Sometimes we get it into our heads that we must make a difference in some grand way. We may think we can only do something significant forContinue reading “The Forest and the Trees”

Love thy neighbor!

Well, I finally got that snow day I’d been waiting for. I realize a couple of inches of snow is no big deal to the rest of the country, but in the Metro Atlanta area we just don’t do snow. We may see it three to five times in a decade. We can readily standContinue reading “Love thy neighbor!”