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Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)  In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. (Proverbs 16:9) We have experienced times when life didn’t go as planned. Maybe it was a relationship that ended out of the blue, or you received an unexpected diagnosis. Maybe, you didn’t get a…

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“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me according to your word.” Then the angel left her. (Luke 1:38) If there was ever an example of complete submission to God’s will, it is the story of Mary that we read about in the Gospel of Luke. Mary was only a teenager and…

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And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me — holy is his name. (Luke 1:46-49) As we…

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Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20) This is one of my all-time favorite verses in Scripture, because it reminds me how God works in ways above and beyond what my human mind can comprehend. Anything we…

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“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people…

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Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes… (1 Corinthians 1:1) Paul knew who he was! He remembered the encounter he had with the Lord on the road to Damascus. His early days of following Jesus (in the face of those who still probably feared him)…

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He makes me lie down in green pastures… (Psalm 23:2) Have you ever been made to “lie down?” I mean really… Have you ever had a situation where it appeared you were led to stop what you were doing and were forced to stay in one place? Not just any place, mind you, but a perfect…

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31 “Do you now believe?” Jesus replied. 32 “A time is coming and in fact has come when you will be scattered, each to your own home. You will leave me all alone. Yet I am not alone, for my Father is with me. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have…

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“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Revelation 1:8) There are four characteristics or descriptors of Jesus we need to focus on (in today’s key verse) so that we can better understand the authority Jesus has in our lives and our…

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You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives. (Genesis 50:20) In your life as a follower of Christ, it is guaranteed that there will be some struggles along the way. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may…

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