Archives: "God's Words For US"
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
Will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD,
“He is my Refuge and my fortress, My God in who I trust.”
Surely, he will save you from the Fowler’s snare
And from the deadly pestilence.
- July 10, 2020
Sing to the LORD a new song.
Sing to the LORD, all the earth.
Sing to the LORD. Praise his name,
Proclaim his salvation, day after day.
Psalm 96:1 (NIV)
After having our church closed for three months due to COVID, we have met for worship three Sundays. One
- July 3, 2020
So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
This is God’s message to His people through Isaiah.
Do not fear
This message is recorded
- June 26, 2020
Praise the LORD, O my soul and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desire with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles. Psalm 103:2-5
- June 19, 2020
Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 (NIV)
Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount, taught, “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.” How does that work out in 2020?
We wonder about where we stand with God as we try to adhere to the
- June 12, 2020
But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me. Psalm 66:19-20 (ESV)
But truly God has listened
Have we ever had times when we KNEW God listened to our
- June 5, 2020
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Romans 12:12 (NIV)
Joyful means what it says-full
- May 29, 2020
This, then, is how you should pray
Matthew 6:9 (NIV)
When we are asked to pray about a request for a friend and that request causes us great concern. How do we pray? Do we pray as that person asks?
Several years ago, I was asked to pray for a family who had lost their son because
- May 22, 2020
This is a repeat of an older post, with an additional thought or two.
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)
Due to some
- May 15, 2020
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:1 (NIV)
What does Jesus mean when He says this?
I know a woman and two of her sisters who are poor by the standards of society, but I have heard of this Christian woman going out of her way
- May 8, 2020
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. Psalm
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters. Psalm 23:1-2(NIV)
David tells us here that God is his protector, his guide, his source of food.
A shepherd keeps his flock safe
- May 1, 2020
As a part of my Lenten devotions in 2019, I studied Psalm 51. I have gained some insights into this chapter. Below are the thoughts that came to me. This post covers verses 1 through 6.
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your steadfast love;
David pleads with God for mercy-
- April 24, 2020
On a recent night, as I watched the news, I heard of a coach in a nearby town and his plan of keeping his team members in shape during the Coronavirus restrictions. What he did was create a Bingo-type board with certain actions to keep the players in shape and to help them not to become bored. This
- April 17, 2020
Abba, Father, everything is possible for you.
Take this cup from me.
Yet not what I will, but what you will.
Mark 14:36 (NIV)
Jesus is in the garden of Gethsemane. He separated Himself from the disciples. He chose to humble Himself and seek His Father’s will.
- April 10, 2020
One In The Spirit And In Purpose
If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ,
if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Holy Spirit,
if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete
by being like-minded, having the same
- April 3, 2020
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization,Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, "Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy."
She and her husband of 51 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.