Psalm71: 19-21 “Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God? Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfortContinue reading “Friday Friends’ Favorites”
Lord, sometimes I foolishly try to carry the weight of my burdens on my shoulders. Forgive me for not trusting you to carry them for me. Help me to set them down and relinquish those burdens to your strength and wisdom.
Walking the Nature Trails The path opens to a clearing larger than a football field. Waist high brome grasses sway slightly in a gentle waltz with the faint breeze. Nearby branches merely watch, too heavily laden with yellow-green hedge apples to dance. On the far side of the field lies a painter’s palette of treesContinue reading “Walking the Nature Trails”
I’ve discovered an astonishing truth: God is attracted to weaknesses. He can’t resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need Him.― Jim Cymbala
Father, forgive us. You have given us all we need to live godly lives, yet we frequently botch it. Forgive us, Lord. Keep our hearts focused on you and help us rely on your wisdom and strength so that we may live godly lives.
Philippians 2:1&2 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
Lord, teach us to hold you in awe and to honor you. Keep us humble, recognizing your strength, faithfulness, wisdom, and love. Thank you for blessing us with your spiritual riches.
“The golden rule for understanding spiritually is not intellect, but obedience. If a man wants scientific knowledge, intellectual curiosity is his guide; but if he wants insight into what Jesus Christ teaches, he can only get it by obedience.”― Oswald Chambers
Yes! My prayer for you. May you trust in the God of hope, so He will fill you with joy and peace, and it will overflow for others to see.
The small lake shimmers smooth as glass, its dark greenish-brown surface reflecting the surrounding autumn world. Dark, straight tree trunks and branches protect the lake’s perimeter, the yellow, green, and orange leaves doubled in their reflected beauty. The contour of each billowy cloud clearly shows in the dark water. An occasional soft “pop” punctuates theContinue reading “Reflected Glory”