Nov 21, 2017

Giants And Grasshoppers

By |Nov 21, 2017|Devotionals, Faith, Trust|0 Comments

The ten member committee report on giants and grasshoppers struck fear and depressing discouragement into the whole congregation of God’s people.  That still happens.  The report about giants and grasshoppers is constantly dug up and revived by a new committee of the congregation.  The giants we see or imagine always appear larger than us “little

Oct 7, 2017

Rely on God

By |Oct 7, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Faith, Trust|1 Comment

It is so easy for us to rely on lots of things besides God.  We have a desire for self-sufficiency and independence.  We want to be on our own.  “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall” (1 Corinthians 10:12, NASB).  We must rely fully on God and not

Sep 1, 2017

Prayer Teaches

By |Sep 1, 2017|Confession, Devotionals, Father, Forgiving, Love, Obedience, Prayer, Trust|0 Comments

Prayer is more than an exercise in words toward God.  In prayer, deep confessions help us learn about ourselves.  Contrary to what we think, we do not know ourselves as well as we suppose we do.  Prayer teaches us to become honest with God.  In prayer, we learn to forgive, adjust, reorient and release.  In

Aug 30, 2017

The Process of Trust

By |Aug 30, 2017|Christ, Devotionals, Faith, Trials, Trust|3 Comments

I heard my friend and fellow minister Rev. Richard Prince say in a sermon, “Trusting in Jesus is a process.”  I was arrested by his thought.  Trust is more than a past moment of saving faith.  Trust is indeed a process.  It must be lived out in the midst of all the tests that come

Aug 13, 2017

Rebuilding Your Life

By |Aug 13, 2017|Devotionals, Grace, Hope, Trials, Trust|0 Comments

Storms can rearrange the landscape of your life.  You can be hit by a death, a divorce, a job loss, a rebellious child, a hateful act, a malicious person, a house fire, and even a literal storm.  They leave you with necessary cleanup.  You have to put your life back together in their aftermath.  There

Aug 7, 2017

Captured By Your Emotions

By |Aug 7, 2017|Choices, Crucifixion, Devotionals, Faith, Trust|0 Comments

Emotional balance is not always easy to achieve.  We can allow our emotions to take us places we do not need to go.  We can allow our feelings to eclipse our faith.  We can allow an emotional place to make us miss the very place in which we find ourselves.  Anger can become uncontrolled rage

Jun 26, 2017

Two Types of Battles

By |Jun 26, 2017|Commitment, Devotionals, Heart, Spirit, Trust|0 Comments

There is a surrender that leaves some battles to the Lord.  There are other battles that we fight with Him by our side and that we cannot win if we do not fight.  It is important to know the difference.  Our commitment to the struggle is a part of the victory.  He is committed to

May 13, 2017

Trust Matters

By |May 13, 2017|Devotionals, Justice, Relationships, Trust, Truth|0 Comments

We all know someone who has trouble trusting because of rejection, betrayal or abuse.  Trust matters in all human relationships.  We trust those who prepare our food, sell us products, protect our lives, preserve our health, and the list goes on and on.  Trust matters.  Trust leans on truth.  When truth does not matter, trust

Apr 7, 2017

Fed By A Widow

By |Apr 7, 2017|Deliverance, Devotionals, Encouragement, Faith, God's Word, Trials, Trust|0 Comments

What kind of faith does it take for a widow, with her only son, at the bottom of her resources, in the midst of a true famine and then to obey the call to feed a hungry prophet?  What kind of faith does it require to divide your last meal?  Can God provide out of

Feb 24, 2017

Unconditional Trust

By |Feb 24, 2017|Commitment, Devotionals, Father, Prayer, Surrender, Trust|0 Comments

In some situations our trust in the Lord may be tentative or partial.  We may find it harder to trust God with some matters than with others.  Yet, we know that we are to trust the Lord with everything and at all times.  Fear keeps us from trust.  Failure to let go hampers reliance.  Prayer