Love Exchange

Heavenly Father, You saw who You created me to be before I became me. Before I had ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book. Every single moment You are thinking of me. How precious and wonderful to consider that You cherish me constantly in your every thought. When I awaken each morning, you are still with me.

Jesus, You said that You … Read More and Comment

What causes the distance? Let’s zoom in.

If you are familiar with Zoom, you know that you see someone’s picture if they’re setting is video, or you see their name or preset picture, if they’ve set it on audio. Usually, when it’s set on audio, it’s because you’re having a bad hair day or haven’t put on makeup and don’t want to be seen.

This is a picture of your relationship with the Lord. When you have your devotions in the morning, … Read More and Comment

Start Your Engine

Declarations to start your day . . .

Almighty God, there is no one like you in all the earth. (Exodus 9:14)

As for You, God, Your way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless. Psalm 30:18 “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.”

You are the Rock. Your work is perfect. All your ways are … Read More and Comment

The God Who Rescues

There are Many Who Need a Rescue

Recently during a worship service, the Lord spoke to me and said, “There are many who need a rescue, but they aren’t asking Me.” Several questions went through my mind immediately.

Are individuals  not aware they need a rescue? Do they believe that what’s wrong in their life doesn’t qualify as a rescue? Lord, if they’re aware they need a rescue, why aren’t they asking for one? Is … Read More and Comment

Choices that Propel Us Forward

It’s Time to Move Forward 

Often times, almost without knowing it, we lose momentum or get a little off track. Hebrews 12:1 says it this way, “…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Making Choices

Our choices can propel us forward or hold us back. We make choices daily and lots of those choices shape our … Read More and Comment

Are You a Match?

Putting You in Place

Over a year ago, the Lord said to me that He was going to physically relocate people to put them in place for what He is about to do.

Are You a Match?

Sunday during the second service at church, I heard the voice of God say that He was calling people into service that were not listening. Not aware He was waiting for them. I saw a dominoes game. The … Read More and Comment

Not Good Enough

Feeling “Not Good Enough”

We are a culture that goes after image. Every television commercial we see reminds us we are not good enough, our computer isn’t fast enough, our phone isn’t new enough – that we’re lacking something. When we are bombarded with messages constantly telling us we are not okay, it’s hard not to absorb it. We accept that image of what the ideal should be and feel we are missing out.

There … Read More and Comment

Where is God in Your Story

Where is God in Your Story ?

Our Story

Each of us has a unique story with God. It was written before we were ever born according to Psalm 139. God doesn’t write the same story for everyone. Apparently, He hasn’t worked for Hallmark.

Each of us has a story and each of us is on a journey. We don’t always see that we are part of God’s story or see God in our story. … Read More and Comment

Entitlement – Part 3

Joshua’s Response to Entitlement

Notice how Joshua responded to the request from Manasseh and Ephraim.  First, to the claim that they were numerous and especially significant and therefore needed more space, Joshua responded,

15 “If you are so numerous,” Joshua answered, “and if the hill country of Ephraim is too small for you, go up into the forest and clear land for yourselves there in the land of the Perizzites and Rephaites.”

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Entitlement – Part 2

Entitlement in scripture!

A sense of entitlement is not something new.  Joshua deals with it in Joshua 17.

It’s the time of the disbursement of the land to the various tribes of Israel.  The land was distributed by lot (like drawing names from a hat).  The leaders believed that God determined who received what parcel of land.

The tribe of Manasseh felt they were entitled to more and than they were originally given. In Verse … Read More and Comment