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Intimately Knowing God

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to…

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Simply Follow Christ

Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” (John 21:22)  In one of Christ’s post-resurrection appearances, He was alone on the shore where He had first called His fishermen. After the miraculous catch of Galilean fish, Simon Peter jumped out of the boat…

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It Is as You Will

“For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it.” (Mark 8:35)  Years ago, a little boy had captured a small, helpless bird. He went to an old wise man in his village and he put the bird behind his back. He looked at…

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Sit Before the Throne of God

Therefore, “they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.  ‘Never again will they hunger; never again will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them,’ nor any scorching heat. For the Lamb at the…

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Spiritual Alignment

Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will. (Romans 12:2)  Andrew Murray said many of us need to understand what prayer is. He said, “Prayer is not…

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Seeking Godly Wisdom

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5) Do you know where you get wisdom? From the Word of God. Wisdom is the Word of God which is applied practically to your life to show you how to live.…

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Recalibrate Your Plans

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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Divine Direction

When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a long time, the Israelites obeyed the Lord’s order and did not set out. Sometimes the cloud was over the tabernacle only a few days; at the Lord’s command they would encamp, and then at his command they would set out. (Numbers 9:19-20) If you are like me, you don’t like to wait.  No one does, especially…

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Determining the Will of God

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently…

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Rock Solid Plans

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” (Proverbs 16:3) There are moments in life when we do not operate off of any agenda or previous plan. We are just existing, floating through life, taking things as they come, and seemingly without a care in the world. Such a drift…

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