Throne of Grace

Have you approached the throne? Do you know what is expected when you approach the throne? Are you willing to bend the knee? Are you willing to bow your head? Will you submit to the rule of the King? We don’t often think of thrones in our country. We haven’t lived under a monarchy inContinue reading “Throne of Grace”

Admit Failings

Have you ever needed something and had no idea how you would acquire it? Have you needed to be somewhere and unsure how you would get there? Has it ultimately worked out? Did it come about because of your belief that God would provide? We may face a situation where we are in dire needContinue reading “Admit Failings”

Mary’s Example

What do you know about Mary, Jesus’ Mother? Do you know she continued with the apostles? Do you know she followed the Law of the Jews? Do you know she enticed Him to perform His first miracle? Mary was a woman of amazing faith, submissiveness, and flexibility. Her faith and submissiveness allowed her to speakContinue reading “Mary’s Example”

Do It All for the Glory of God

Do it all to the glory of God! Paul told the Colossians to do everything in the name of Jesus. If we do that, we do everything in truth and love. If we do that, we will be respected and honored by others. If we do that, we will not have the hate, malice, disgust,Continue reading “Do It All for the Glory of God”

Servant Mary

Have you thought what it might have been like to be in Mary’s shoes? Have you imagined what it would have been like to have an angel appear to give you a message from God? What would your reaction be? Mary was a young, teenage girl. She was betrothed to Joseph. Though the marriage ceremonyContinue reading “Servant Mary”

Mary’s Joy

As we approach Christmas day while focusing on the four weeks of advent, we review one specific word to focus on each week. This week is joy. As we look at Mary, we see the perfect attitude to achieve the joy we desire. As Mary listened to the proclamation of Gabriel, she submitted to God’sContinue reading “Mary’s Joy”

Peace of Christ

Is peace missing from your life? Have you been pursuing peace without finding it? Have you found peace for a short period of time, and it does not last? Have you turned to the One who can bring lasting peace into your life? Many of us will say we seek peace. We will try allContinue reading “Peace of Christ”

Peace, Encouragement, Thanks

Does peace rule your life? Or is your life full of upheaval, drama, and uncertainty? Do you admonish with psalms or with a sharp tongue that cuts deep? Do you do everything with thankfulness in your heart? Many, if not most, of us will say we long for peace. Yet we often do little inContinue reading “Peace, Encouragement, Thanks”

Resist Evil

Do you face opposition? Do you know who it is who is opposing you? Do you know why you are being opposed? Are you resisting? Do you know who or what you are resisting? Do you understand the opposition and resisting? We face opposition in more forms than we can count. There is physical opposition,Continue reading “Resist Evil”

Braggart

Do you like people who brag on themselves? Is it enjoyable to be around people who constantly talk about themselves? Would you rather have your ears cut off than listen to them? Are you someone who boasts about yourself? In general, we don’t really care to listen to braggarts. You have heard them. It doesn’tContinue reading “Braggart”