Masterpiece in the Making

Masterpiece in the MakingDo ever feel lost in the middle of your own life? Maybe you imagined you’d have a career you loved, financial security, or a marriage made in heaven. Maybe you thought you’d have a house that felt like home, a child who brought you joy, or a deep solid faith you could stand on. Maybe you’re tired of waiting on a dream that seems overdue. Maybe you’ve giving up on the idea that your life can be a masterpiece. Many women have experienced […]

Follow the Crumbs

Follow the Crumbs“The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.” – Psalm 37:23 (NLT) Are there times in your life when you feel lost? Every now and again we all wonder what we should do or where we should go next. The good news is that God knows everything and He takes pleasure in ordering the details of our lives. So how do we tap into His wisdom and direction? We follow the crumbs. God has been gracious […]

God Will Answer You In His Perfect Timing

God Will Answer You In His Perfect TimingI sought the Lord, and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. – Psalm 34:4 The older woman had endured many years alone because she had never married. Her acquaintances often wondered what had gone wrong. She was certainly a pretty woman and pleasant to be around. Yet she knew what had happened. It was God’s plan. When she graduated from college, she made a decision to go to the mission field. God opened the appropriate doors, and […]

The Cost of Grace

The-cost-of-graceThe Lord was my stay. He brought me forth also into a broad place. – Psalm 18:18-19 If you have taken your children to Disney World, more than likely you have ridden a ride called It’s a Small World. Childlike figures are dressed in costumes portraying different cultures from around the world, moving as they singing: “It’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all, it’s a small world after all, it’s a small, small world!” The […]

Living in the Love of God

Living in the Love of GodWho will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? – Romans 8:35 Paul asks in this Scripture, “Is anything powerful enough to separate us from God’s love?” The only answer is no. Nothing is strong enough to prevent us from being loved by God. This is true regardless of how we feel. Remember, feelings don’t always tell the truth. For example, have you ever yielded to temptation […]

Supplying All of Your Needs

Supplying All of Your NeedsMy God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19 God takes care of every need we have. As the nation of Israel traveled in the wilderness, He provided for them so that their shoes did not wear out and they did not go hungry. When their food supply ran low, He gave them manna, which was a bread-like substance that was rich in nutrients and a great source of energy. It […]

God’s Faithfulness

God’s FaithfulnessI have not seen the righteous forsaken or his descendants begging for bread. – Psalm 37:25 Years ago, my family took a vacation to the Grand Canyon. As usual, I planned the route we would take, but for some reason, I forgot to reserve a hotel room for one particular night of our trip. While my family stood gazing out over the Canyon, my thoughts were racing to the few hotels we had passed on our way there. There weren’t many, […]

Willing to Wait

Willing to WaitHe sends forth springs in the valleys; they flow between the mountains; they give drink to every beast of the field. – Psalm 104:10-11 Today’s Scripture reminds us of Matthew 6:26: “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?” Many people waste time rushing here and there because they don’t have an eternal perspective. Their minds […]

He Never Changes

He Never ChangesJesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. – Hebrews 13:8 Change is a normal part of our lives. We purchase a new computer, and before we get it home and take it out of the box, we learn that we must update its software. When it is finally up and running, we read that within six months, new software will be available that will make everything we do on this new computer even better. Suddenly, we feel overwhelmed. […]

Christ’s Authority over Satan

Christ's Authority Over SatanLet no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone. – James 1:13 Today’s verse reminds us that God doesn’t tempt anyone to sin. Whenever you sin, be careful not to blame God. He never tempts us, but He does test us. Understanding the difference between the two can be helpful. Testing is designed to validate your victory in Christ. Temptation is Satan’s […]