Archives: "God's Words For US"
What would Jesus Do?
In 1896, Charles Monroe Sheldon, authored a book entitled, “In His Steps, What Would Jesus Do?” In his novel, Sheldon wrote of a church that had become ‘comfortable’ in their Christianity. The church had a visitor on a Sunday. The man was, by today’s terminology,
- February 15, 2019
You shall love the Lord, your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest commandment. And a second one is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:37-39(ESV)
Jesus responds to a lawyer’s question with our
- February 8, 2019
I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3b (ESV)
Our Father God gives us three very important messages in these 16 words. Let’s explore what these messages mean.
The first thing He tells us is
- February 1, 2019
His delight is not in the strength of a horse,
nor his pleasure in the legs of a man,
but the LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him,
in those who hope in his steadfast love.
These words of the psalmist tell us that God does not rely
- January 25, 2019
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
- January 18, 2019
Surely a man goes about as a shadow!
Surely for nothing, they are in turmoil;
man heaps up wealth and does not
know who will gather! And now, O Lord, for what do I wait?
My hope is in you
Psalm 39:7 (ESV)
At first, David paints a
- January 11, 2019
Not only that but we rejoice in our sufferings knowing that sufferings produce endurance and endurance produces character and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been
- January 4, 2019
Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, “God is with us.” Matthew 1:23 Isaiah 7:14 (NRSV)
Do we understand the significance of the angel’s message? This message refers to a prophecy of Isaiah some 4oo years earlier.
- December 28, 2018
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (ESV)
John says it very well. Jesus lived among His people. Do we truly realize what John says here? God came to earth and ate, worked, traveled,
- December 21, 2018
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of the blood nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John1:11-13 (ESV)
- December 14, 2018
Thoughts about Jesus
In the Beginning-The Word
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1-2 (ESV)
The Apostle John observed the ministry and teachings of Jesus as the Lord traveled and preached throughout Israel.
- December 7, 2018
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his
- November 30, 2018
In doing research for graphics for some blog posts last year, I came across words with a spectacular message.
As forms of giving praise we can:
- November 23, 2018
This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
On most days, I repeat this verse while I am still in bed. Doing this helps me have a good outlook on my day. However, this does not guarantee me a perfect day or a day without trials.
I heard a
- November 16, 2018
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving, and
let us make a joyful noise to him with him with songs of praise.
Psalm 95:2 (NIV)
The psalmist gives us a formula with which to approach the LORD. He encourages us to come before Him with thanksgiving.
Have we received
- November 9, 2018
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She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She 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."
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She and her husband of 50 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.