Beginning Again

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 How many times have you dreamt of running away from your current life so that you could start fresh, begin again? To wipe the slate clean and startContinue reading “Beginning Again”

A Tall Order

Because it is written, be ye holy; for I am holy. – 1 Peter 1:16 The Lord commands that His people- Be ye holy; for I am holy (1 Peter 1:16). This is a tall order- one that requires self-discipline and humility. Self-discipline can be accomplished in the flesh- a product of human nature- andContinue reading “A Tall Order”

Sweet Storms

For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. – Romans 8:6 When the storms of life come where do you run for shelter and safety? Do you slip instantly or slowly into despair? Do you sink into the mire of your feelings? Does the light of yourContinue reading “Sweet Storms”

Are You Walking in the Spirit?

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. – Galatians 5:16 These words from the apostle Paul sound easy enough to follow, “…Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.” Unfortunately, that is not the case for the vastContinue reading “Are You Walking in the Spirit?”

Where Is Our Joy?

And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost. – Acts 13:52 It’s hard to imagine that we could be filled with joy after being expelled from a city as Paul and Barnabas were just prior to this verse of scripture. To be slandered, mistreated, stoned, persecuted, forsaken of family and friends,Continue reading “Where Is Our Joy?”

The Most Neglected Item On Our “To Do” List

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. – Matthew 21:22 The most beneficial thing we can do for ourselves and those around us is pray! Yet it is for certain the most neglected item on most of our to do lists. Chores need done- do them first! Got toContinue reading “The Most Neglected Item On Our “To Do” List”

Fighting Weak Flesh

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. – Matthew 26:41 Over time I have become aware of many of the subtle ways that my spirit and my flesh battle within me. Every morning, after my husband leaves for work, I begin my morningContinue reading “Fighting Weak Flesh”

Blind Men Walking

He shall order the lamps upon the pure candlestick before the Lord continually. – Leviticus 24:4 I witnessed a blind man getting off a city bus yesterday. As he stepped down onto the sidewalk his long cane surveyed the land in front of him. He moved the cane side to side as he walked up the sidewalkContinue reading “Blind Men Walking”

A Broken Bread Disciple

And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. – Luke 24:13-15Continue reading “A Broken Bread Disciple”

Real Forgiveness

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. – Mark 11:25 It is commonplace among us humans to believe that after we have forgiven someone, or we ourselves have been forgiven, that everything will “go back to normal”Continue reading “Real Forgiveness”