The Right Pursuit

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 [...]

Prepare Your Heart- Spring Challenge Day 2

Spring Challenge Day 2Spring 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 heart [...]

A Spring Heart- Break Up Your Fallow Ground- Spring Challenge Day 1

Spring Series 1Challenge 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, “Prepare [...]

Remembered By God- Mothers in the Bible

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, the True Vine

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 [...]

Stay Alive, Stay on the Vine

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.

Hold Me Up

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23-24 So you’re a Christian now and life is perfect, right? No? You still stumble you say? Yes, the truth is we will stumble and [...]

Leave Your Past For Your Promise

Sometimes, God calls you out of a messy, painful past. But other times, he calls you to leave success behind. Leaving success has been most difficult for me. But God showed me that by trusting his promises, I will experience greater success than I could imagine. What part of your past is God calling you [...]