Archives: "God's Words For US"
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:” Philippians 2:5 (NIV)
How we act and react to the people and
- August 14, 2020
I lift my eyes to the hills—
Where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
The Maker of heaven and earth.
The Psalmist asks and answers a basic question of humanity. He realizes his help comes from the creator, not the creation.
- August 7, 2020
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6 (ESV)
An angel speaks these words to Zechariah. He relates that they were from the LORD given to Zerubbabel who had rebuilt
- July 31, 2020
Not from Conceit
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourself.”
Philippians 2:3 (NIV)
Paul told the Philippian believers to forget self and remember they were not number one. He tells them
- July 24, 2020
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)
In my recent reading, I
- July 17, 2020
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
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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.