Be Of Good Courage

There is nothing more reassuring for a Christian Believer than knowing God has your back, and Joshua 1:9 is our written assurance. “Have not I commanded thee?  Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Here we read God…

Read More

God’s Presence

“…. Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” (Mark 10:14)   At the age of 12 I knew very little about God, I believed He existed and that was it! I read many stories about God but couldn’t understand how He interacted…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 8)

The next stop on our journey we will look at Abram and examine the prophetic promise given to him by the Lord.  This message is found in Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 13:15-17; Genesis 15:13-16; and Genesis 17:4-10.  In these verses we learn that God is revealing more of His plan to the reader.   “Now the LORD…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 7)

Let’s take a pause here and search the scriptures to discover the answer to Mary’s question “what does this all mean” and the message given to Mary by the angel Gabriel.  We live in a world full of doubt and unbelief!  Many people, pass and present, don’t believe in Jesus or His purpose for coming…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 6)

“And he shall go before him in the spirit and the power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” (Luke 1:17) Mary decided to stay with Elisabeth and Zacharias for the next…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 5)

Mary made it to cousin Elisabeth’s home well before dark.  She couldn’t wait to talk with Elisabeth, she wanted so desperately to share with Elisabeth her news and to congratulate her about the miracle child she was carrying. I wonder if cousin Elisabeth will recognize me, it’s had been several years since she last saw…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking For Hope (Day 4)

Luke 1:11:13  “And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.  And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him.  But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 3)

“For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: He hath no form or comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him.” (Isaiah 53:2) As Mary was preparing the evening meal, she realized months have passed…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 2)

Luke 1:38 “And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.  And the angel departed from her.” Mary was called by God to carry out one of the greatest assignments ever!  She was chosen by God to become mother to His Son, Jesus!  Why did God choose…

Read More

15 Day Advent Before Christmas – Looking for Hope (Day 1)

Luke 1:28 “And the angel came in unto her, and sail, Hail, thou that art highly favored, the Lord is with thee: blessed art you among women.” As the 1st century approached the world, we discover the Jewish nation’s life was very dim and bleak.  It’s been almost 400 years since they heard a “word”…

Read More

(Devotion 03) A New Day

Photo by Aung Snoe (unsplash) “This is the day the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalms 118:24 Every day we awake is a gift from God.  He watched over us during the night, woke us up this morning, granting each one of us a new day.  The Psalmist is…

Read More

(Devotion 02) Perfect Peace Every Day

Photo by Aung Snoe (unsplash) “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.  Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:”  Isaiah 26:3-4 KJV Every day we either read about bad news, watch it on TV, or listen…

Read More

(Devotion 01) Make A Joyful Noise

Photo by Aung Snoe (unsplash) “Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands:  Sing forth the honour of his name: make his praise glorious.”  (Psalms 66:1-2 KJV)   Everyday we are faced with new trials, struggles or unforeseen circumstances that take us off focus of what is really important.  And, generation after generation we…

Read More