Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Let the Lord do it

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless

  the LORD watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain. In

  vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat--for

  he grants sleep to those he loves. (Psa 127:1-2 NIV)

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Fear, frustration, and such are emotions. Emotion is not Truth.

God's covenant (and the promises it contains) is Truth. It is not

dependent on feelings. Emotions change. Truth does not change.

When feelings overwhelm you, override them with Truth. It is not

easy, however, you can do it. It takes determination and strength.

You provide the determination. God will help you with the strength.

It will change you for the better. That is how Truth works.

  You gave them bread from heaven when they were hungry and water

  from the rock when they were thirsty. You commanded them to go and

  take possession of the land you had sworn to give them. But our

  ancestors were a proud and stubborn lot, and they refused to obey

  your commands. "They refused to listen and did not remember the

  miracles you had done for them. Instead, they rebelled and appointed

  a leader to take them back to their slavery in Egypt! But you are a

  God of forgiveness, gracious and merciful, slow to become angry, and

  full of unfailing love and mercy. You did not abandon them.

  (Neh 9:15-17 NLT)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Have you ever thought of yourself as a minister? Here is a thought

for your consideration:

We are all ministers, all the time, in the various ways God has

gifted and enabled us. Use your gift responsibly "...so that in all

things God may be praised through Jesus Christ".

  The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-

  controlled so that you can pray. Above all, love each other deeply,

  because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to

  one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he

  has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace

  in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one

  speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it

  with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be

  praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for

  ever and ever. Amen. (1 Pet 4:7-11 NIV)