Isaiah 53 is prophesy about Jesus, the Messiah. It declares powerful truth about what Jesus experienced for us. “He was oppressed and afflicted,Yet He did not open His mouth;Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,So He did not open His mouth.By oppression and judgment He was… Continue reading REBIRTH
“Now Pilate summoned to himself the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and he said to them, ‘You brought this man to me on the ground that he is inciting the people to revolt; and behold, after examining Him before you, I have found no basis at all in the case of this man for the charges which you are bringing against… Continue reading What Did Jesus Do?
Have you been waiting, praying, seeking, and still haven’t seen the promise fulfilled? Has God given you a word, but it feels stuck somewhere between Heaven and Earth? While reading in John 4, the Lord drew my attention to a particular verse. It came from the following passage: “Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee, where… Continue reading Believe Before You See
As I was reading about the birth of Jesus, I was drawn to the good news which the angel gave the shepherds. Luke 2:10-11 says this: “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town… Continue reading A Christmas Message
The other day, while reading in 1 John, I came across this verse: “The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him,” (1 John 2:10). It jumped off the page! There is no cause for stumbling inside the one who loves his brother? Wow. Can… Continue reading What is Love?
What if we do something radical? Something that transforms our culture and the way people interact with each other? Are you ready for this radical thing? Here it is: What if, before we act, we consider the best interest of others, and not ourselves? What if we consider how our words will impact the person… Continue reading Something Radical
Today, I was reading in Exodus 17, and the Lord impressed upon my heart to share something with you. Before we get there, here's part of the passage I read: The Amalekites came and attacked the Israelites at Rephidim. Moses said to Joshua, 'Choose some of our men and go out to fight the Amalekites.… Continue reading Friendship: Holding Up Tired Arms
Today, I was reading in Exodus 15. To provide some context, let’s look back at what the Israelites had experienced. They had been slaves in Egypt for a long time, and the Egyptians dealt harshly with them. The Israelites kept multiplying, and the Egyptian leader was afraid of how numerous they’d become. He was concerned… Continue reading Take Up a Tambourine and Lead the Dance of Victory
The world sends us a false message. It tells us that in order to care, we must worry. If I tell you serious news, and you don’t express concern, fear, shock, or anxiety on my behalf, you don’t truly care. The misconception is that if we don’t lose sleep over something, it means little to… Continue reading Worry-Free Caring
The other day, my husband and I were outside tackling a mulch project. Before spreading the beautiful dark substance, my husband did some digging. Using a shovel, he dug out the edges of the area needing mulch. Many of these areas were circular and carefully surrounded individual trees. When we got to the final tree,… Continue reading Are You Firmly Planted?