Three promises from God’s Word about renewal to encourage you Are you ready for a change? Spring is a good time to take stock of what you have, decide what you need to get rid of and replace or repair broken things that are no longer useful. It is good to do this not only […]
Rainbows serve as a kind of bookends for the entire Bible. In Genesis, God establishes himself as a covenant-keeping God, loving and faithful. In Revelation, we see the fullness of God’s glory accompanied by a rainbow. In between these two, we see the glory of God accompanied by a rainbow as Ezekiel sees the glory […]
Children of Zion, rejoice and be glad in the LORD your God, because he gives you the autumn rain for your vindication. He sends showers for you, both autumn and spring rain as before. Joel 2:23 The rainy season in the Middle East begins in the autumn and runs until spring. In Hebrew, the term […]
It is tempting to join the crowd and pursue prosperity and honor. We should go after what we want, right? Not so fast. The way to all the things we not just want but need is found through God and his righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ. Remember that Jesus similarly said, ““But seek ye […]
Spring Challenge Day 2 Spring is a time to plant seeds and watch them blossom. But before you plant seeds, you must prepare the ground. In the same way, ask God to prepare your heart to receive his word before you begin to read your Bible. Forgiveness and Reconciliation First, Ask him to search your […]
Spring Series 1 Challenge verse day 1: Sow for yourselves righteousness; reap steadfast love; break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the LORD, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you. Hosea 10:12 You may remember the words of the first song from the Broadway musical Godspell. They proclaimed, […]
Mothers were not a focus of special attention in Bible times. Women in general, including mothers, worked hard behind the scenes with little to no recognition. Yet, Mothers are written about in the grand arc of the Bible story, from beginning to end. God chose to use mothers, a marginalized group, to build his Kingdom. […]
Jesus said, “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” John 15:1 Jesus is the only true source from which good fruit can come. Jesus knew the religious Jews of his time looked to many sources to give them the fruits of a godly life. From Moses to Solomon, from Abraham to […]
Jesus says that he is the vine and you, as a believer in him, are a branch coming off the vine. Just as life-giving sap continuously flows from the vine to the branches, so eternal, abundant life flows from Jesus to you.
What does the law in your mouth have to do with meditation?