Releasing it to God

She recalled after losing her full term baby how she struggled with the fear that God would take one of her other children too. Wanting to hold them especially close and protected, she had to daily trust them with the Lord. It seems Jacob in the Bible had a similar fear. Genesis 42:36 NASB “Their…

Craving Milk

1 Peter 2:2-3 “Like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation, if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.” I have a friend who’s first child was always small and did not grow much her entire first year of life. By the time she had her second…

Impossible Prayers

“Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” John 14:13 NASB One year, I am sort of ashamed to say, I actually wrote a Christmas list for God. Our house had never had a dishwasher. Well, except for the brand new one we…

Prayers

Ever wonder after spending time with someone why it didn’t go better? Ever follow that up with, “Why didn’t I pray about our time together first?” More and more I am realizing that I need to be praying at the start of each day for my interactions with others that day. I am simply too…

World Events

Mark 13:7 NASB “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be frightened; those things must take place; but that is not yet the end.” I wore my soccer uniform to school that day because we had a game scheduled after school. On my way between first and second period, one crazy student was going through…

What We Deserve

Daniel 6:22a NASB “My God sent His angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not harmed me…” Dr. Bill Thrasher, a professor at Moody Theological Seminary, often explained how because of our sin, we deserve death. Therefore, anything less than death is by the grace of God. Thinking this way really puts things in perspective….

Susanna Wesley: Servant of God

Susanna Wesley: Servant of God by Sandy Dengler I read this book in its entirety within the last few days. It’s a delightful read that will certainly challenge and encourage your faith. I believe if I had a better understanding of the Church of England in the 17th and 18th centuries, I would better understand…