Archives: "God's Words For US"
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
1 Thessalonians 5:17
The Apostle Paul wrote these words of guidance to the believers at Thessalonica and to us. What does He mean?
He encourages us to be in an attitude of prayer. To listen to those who share their concerns and offer to pray with them at that time.
I recently read
- November 2, 2018
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil to no one, to avoid quarrelling, to be gentle. And to show perfect courtesy toward all people. Titus 3:1-2 (ESV)
Paul gives guidance to Titus that he is to remind
- October 26, 2018
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
- October 19, 2018
Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. Hebrews 5:8 (ESV)
Jesus suffered on the cross for you and for me. He endured agony the degree of which we will never have to undergo.
At any time prior to Gethsemane, he could have turned away and not have done
- October 12, 2018
And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to listen than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22 (ESV)
All of us who have been Christians for a lengthy period of time have
- October 5, 2018
Cease from anger and forsake wrath: fret not in anyways to do evil. For evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth. Psalm 37:8-9 (KJV)
These are words penned by David. He writes that we should refrain from being angry
- September 28, 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.