Lord, I praise You because You can do the impossible. Pharaoh experienced disturbing dreams one night. His wise men couldn’t interpret their meaning, so he asked Joseph to explain. Joseph said, “I cannot do it but God will give Pharaoh the answer he desires” (). Joseph could have said, “You want me to… [ read more ]
Posts Tagged: afraid
Followers of Christ are familiar with the term “sold out for Jesus.” It means we’re completely surrendered to Him. Our money, time, dreams, relationships, possessions—everything about us belongs to Him and is readily available for His purposes. Yup, we’re familiar with the term, but quite honestly, living up to its meaning presents a challenge. Why?… [ read more ]
It’s possible to replace fear with confidence and peace. Here’s how.
Here’s an article I wrote about facing an unknown future (I inadvertently overlooked posting it with the photo earlier). If you’re facing an uncertain future and you’re feeling fearful, then I believe you’ll find this piece helpful.
Relevant questions reveal a lot about what people think and the reason for their behavior. Lawyers use them. So do life coaches. And parents. David used them, too. The Psalms record numerous songs and prayers he wrote throughout his lifetime, and many contain questions. On one occasion, as he ran from enemies determined to capture… [ read more ]
Doing women’s ministry means hearing lots of personal stories from other gals’ lives. Nothing saddens me more than hearing them express regrets for making certain choices. Sometimes these choices are moral issues; sometimes not. Here are some examples: I shouldn’t have become involved in a relationship with so-and-so. I’ve had nothing but heartache ever since…. [ read more ]
Christmas approaches bringing familiar strains: “Away in a manger, no crib for a bed…the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head…” I love that carol, especially when sung by children’s sweet voices. The lyrics transport me to another place and time, to that star-studded night in a distant land. They take me to a… [ read more ]
Psalm 119 is one of my all-time favorites because it’s loaded with spiritual truths designed to help us lead abundant lives. Its impact on me started ‘way back in my elementary school days when I attended Pioneer Girls club every Wednesday evening. The club’s key verse was Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp to… [ read more ]
John 14:1 says, “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust also in me.” Verse 27 says, “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” The command is clear—don’t let my… [ read more ]
What does true friendship really look like? I guarantee it runs deeper than Facebook. Here are three characteristics that I glean from the friendship between David and Jonathan: “One day near Horesh, David received the news that Saul was on the way to Ziph to search for him and kill him. Jonathan went to find… [ read more ]