Recently, I found some notes from a study done years ago. I was encouraged to reread what had impacted me. Reviewing previous study notes, a sermon or a book is often a means to new understanding. We become a different person in Christ’s hands than we were previously. We followers of Christ are being sanctifiedContinue reading “God is Good thus Life is Good”
I hope you readers have been enriched and gleaned something fresh as we investigated what the Bible has to say about words. With this being the final part of the series, let’s take a moment to recap. In part one we considered the purity of God and His word, in part two we uncovered theContinue reading “The Power of Words – part 4”
When beginning this study on the power of words, I was astounded by the numerous Bible passages addressing words and our communication. While taking notes, I wrote over 40 verses, read others and then put them into the categories that became this multi-part devotional. Today we will look at the category I call contrasts.
In the previous installment of this post, by the same title, I focused on the fact God’s words are pure just as He is faultless, perfect and untainted. I find great comfort in that, particularly when reading a definition for purity that defines it as, “freedom from anything that debases.” In Christ alone will weContinue reading “The Power of Words – part 2”
An old writing assignment launched me into a biblical study on the power of words. When I do a topical study, I enjoy saturating myself with every scripture I can find on the matter. Those that are directly related and verses that have an indirect correlation. Sometimes I am surprised at where the study culminatesContinue reading “The Power of Words”
In order to maintain a healthy balance in life I did not post my usual weekly devotion last Tuesday. I spend considerable time preparing each devotional. My desire is to thoughtfully present what the Lord is stirring in me versus haphazardly dumping shallow thoughts out on readers and friends.
“There is an occasion for everything, and a time for every activity under heaven: a time to give birth and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to uproot; a time to kill and a time to heal; a time to tear down and a time to build; a time toContinue reading “Storms of Life”
For several years I had a dying apple tree in my yard. I stubbornly refused to cut it down until it no longer produced fruit. It was the strangest sight about one third or more of the major branches were dead and soft from rot. Yet it produced an abundance of great apples on theContinue reading “Be Fruitful”
My focus in these blog posts has been that you the readers would get to know God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ in a deeper, more intimate way. You receive shared glimpses and snippets of my life through these devotionals. That can stir a sense of knowing me on some level.
There are times it is easy to tell a person believes God’s word is a precious treasure and more valuable than what this life can offer. A well-worn Bible can be an indicator. Some who cherish the word mark their Bible and take notes in it. My mother’s Bible was one like that. It testifiedContinue reading “Food for the Soul”