The Battle Is Not Yours

2 Chronicles 20:15 (NIV) – …This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. When battles of life overwhelm you And each day brings challenges anew When the pain and distress Often makes absolutely no sense Be still my soul Know…

Choose to Stand

Isaiah 43:17-18 – “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? Lord as into this new year I step My heart is heavy, my feet are cold. I, Lord, tend to worry and to…

Relentless Amazing Love

Isaiah 7:14 – Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Relentless amazing love Brought my Lord and King Maker of all the universe To earth, as mere man, to traverse Only on Calvary’s tree To be crucified, for you and me….

A Disciple’s Agenda

Luke 9:23 (NIV) – Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Peter has just made his famous declaration of the fact that Jesus is truly the Messiah. Immediately after, the Lord predicts His imminent rejection, suffering, death and resurrection….

More Than Able

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. As we look around and are often overwhelmed by all that is happening, the Word of God reminds us to trust Him, to lean on His…

Master the Tempest is Raging!

Mark 4:37-40 (NRSV) – A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 He woke up and rebuked the…

What Do You Seek?

Matthew 6:33 (NIV): But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. What are you seeking today? Solutions to the many challenges The situations in your life that cause strife Or are you seeking health, finances Popularity, acceptance, the many joys of life? Is it peace…

Look Away to Look

Psalm 123:2 (NIV) – As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy. Look unto Jesus Expecting Him, you to save, heal and…

For Perspective, For Context

2 Corinthians 1:20 (NIV) – For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. When all around you is beauty And your heart is filled with awe When all around is nature, at its very best Look…

For Everyone Ever Born

John 20:1 (NIV) – Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. He is risen He is risen indeed Breaking forever the chains of hell He is risen He is risen indeed Eternally silencing…