The Therapy of Thank You

Philippians 2:3 – Be humble thinking of others as better than yourselves.   Gratitude requires humility. Humility reflects the attitude of Christ. Gratitude acknowledges one’s own need and lifts the one being thanked. When you say thank you to the person who serves you at the restaurant or the supermarket, you are acknowledging them for…

What Brings You Joy

Philippians 4:4 (ESV) – Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Interestingly, Paul writes these famous words from a (Roman) prison. Paul is in an extremely difficult place and his circumstances are far from pleasant or joyful. He is being held in stocks, amidst the overpowering stench of the sewers of Rome….

From a Place of Love

Deuteronomy 8:5 (NIV) – Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you. Discipline is to punish in order to train. Having now come out of Egypt and the forty long years in the desert, the Israelites have finally arrived in the Promised Land. As they are on…

Take Position

Habakkuk 2:1 (NIV) – I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint. When you have prayed and prayed. When you have done all that you know to do and yet the answer…

A Life that is Led

Genesis 24:45 (NIV) – Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder… Can you really know God and His ways? Eliezer was the oldest of Abraham’s servants. Abraham trusted him. And so Abraham sends him on this very important mission under oath. Eliezer was to find a wife…

For a Time such as This

Esther 4:14 (ESV): For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Are you in a place where you are…

Forever Blessings

Genesis 13:14-15 (NIV) – The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. God called Abram out of Ur. Obediently Abram, with his…

All There!

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Titus 1:2 (NIV): in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time ? The story is told of a man who was poor. He lived on rather frugal means, just about getting through each day. Often barely having two square meals a…

Not Fair, But Yet

1 Samuel 19:10 (NIV) – Saul tried to pin him to the wall with his spear, but David eluded him as Saul drove the spear into the wall. That night David made good his escape. David was the new and celebrated war hero of Israel. But sadly, that joy didn’t last long. King Saul developed…

Past The Blah, The Yada

1 Samuel 17:28 (NIV) – When Eliab, David’s oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, “Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are how wicked your heart is; you came down…