Category Archives: Faith
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. (Psalms 12:1) NIV
Independence Day! Significant, yes! But what is the significance? To most it is a holiday, a day off work, a chance to sleep late, be lazy or catch up on housework, yard work, spend a day at the beach, leisure.
“let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water”. (Hebrews 10:22) NIV
Guilt is a powerfully destructive emotion. It is a sickness that creeps into the body’s crevices and rots it. Since it is such a powerful and destructive emotion, it is one of satan’s favorite toys to play with. He uses it to hold people captive and in-prisoned in a state of depression and unhappiness. He can torture and torment the mind and poke holes into hearts. He can poison self esteem and use it to make you feel unworthy and less than others. Continue reading
You are my King and my God, who decrees victories for Jacob. (Psalm 44:4) NIV
V I C T O R Y……this was the name of the cheer I was asked to perform many years ago when I was trying out for the cheerleading squad. It went like this… Our goal is high, our aim to win with A C T I O N, Victory, Victory Victory team! The victory was mine! I won my place on the squad.
Hindsight makes it easy when you get older, to look back and see how God has orchestrated events over time, that have molded your personality and shaped you like a well worn shoe into the comfortable places of your life. Continue reading
“In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame, deliver me in you righteousness. Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue, be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me. Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.” (Psalm 31: 1-3)
You are there, I know you hear me. I know you answer prayers, you have taken care of me my whole life. My rock, my salvation, my countenance, my comfort, my peace, you are always there. I depend on you for everything. This is such a wonderful confidence. This is absolute truth and Satan turned it into a deceptive tool.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I lack nothing (Psalm 23 NIV)
No matter how bleak things seem, how frightened or worried, or hopeless the enemy tries to paint a picture in your life, it is a lie.
Friends fall sick, family passes away, husbands or wives walk away from a marriage, jobs are lost, cancer enters your life, homes are lost, children go astray, cars fail. Any number of things can happen in the blink of an eye, when you least expect it and life is dealt a blow that will have some long-term implications. Believe it or not, it is not as important what happens as it is how you deal with it.
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Recently, God challenged me about my faith. He asked me “Is it personal and real?” Finding myself in a situation where my faith has been challenged over and over again earns me this little pat on my cheek from God.