on September 10th, 2020
Scriptures: Psalm 19:14 - Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.Psalm 19: 7-14 - The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; 8 The statues of the Lord are right rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; 9 ...
A Purpose for Prayer
on September 9th, 2020
Scripture: Romans 12:12 - rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;Consider, your earthly issues that require heavenly interventionConsider, the purpose of prayer and the Lord’s role and positionMost of the time we desire for the Lord to change our circumstancesIf there is no change, we remain the same, in our present arrangements Lord, change this or change tha...
Learning to Walk Alone
on September 8th, 2020
Scripture: I Corinthians 5:9 “Therefore, I make it my aim, whether absent or present to be well pleasing to Him.”Friendships sometimes involve what I call the “Daniel” experience where you learn that Jesus must first become your best friend. As Daniel was taken from the safe environment of his home and family to a foreign land to walk alone, God was now teaching him the power of His presence. Earl...
A Peek at Myopia
on September 7th, 2020
Scripture: Psalm 118:24 - This is the LORD'S doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.The entertainer-singer Michael Jackson offered up to us a song, sometime ago, which included the lyrics "I'm lookin' at the man in the mirror. I'm askin' him to change his ways. I'm lookin' at the man in the mirror; If ya wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and... make that change!". But in be...
The Importance of Hymns: It is Well with My Soul
on September 6th, 2020
Scripture: Psalms 40:3 - He has put a song in my mouth a song of praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord.Hymns are the songs many of a certain age grew up singing. Hymns are many times slow, methodical, and lyrically powerful and typically scripturally based. Like many songs both religious and secular, they are often birthed from the writer's own life experiences...
Burdened Beyond Our Strength
on September 5th, 2020
Scripture: II Corinthians 1:8-9 (NASB) - For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction… indeed we had the sentence of death within ourselves so that we would not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead…” The Apostle Paul often voiced familiarity with today’s scriptural focus. So did Mark the Apostle in the gospel bearing his name ( See Mark 9:17-29). For many of us...
The Lord Increases Our Strength
on September 4th, 2020
Scriptures: (II Corinthians 12:10b) For when I am weak, then I am strong.(Isaiah 40:29) He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might, He increases strength.Throughout my adult life, I have constantly witnessed others expressing an inability for doing well. Therefore, they tend to sit out on many opportunities in serving others. Those individuals complain of not being physically able...
Imitating the Example of Jesus
on September 3rd, 2020
Scripture: I Peter 2:21-25 - For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us,[a] leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: 22 “Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth”; 23 who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sins in His...
Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize
on September 2nd, 2020
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at th...
Will the Real You Stand Up?
on September 1st, 2020
Scripture: Malachi 3:2-3a - But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire or a launderer’s soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; In their apathy, God’s people had lost sight of the value of their relationship with the Lord. Malachi reminded them that the Lord was not far off, and He was aware of their sins and wa...
on August 31st, 2020
Scripture: Isaiah 40: 5-8 - And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it. The voice said, Cry. And he said, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field: The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the Spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is gr...
When Hope Is Deferred
on August 30th, 2020
Scripture: (Proverbs 13:12 (NKJ) - Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when desire comes, it is a tree of life. This scripture shed so much truth in the lives of many.The object that is hoped for and the expectation of having it is projected in the mind of the person waiting. When that which is expected, is still yet far off- in his mind is not a good feeling. It does happen and in the course...
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