FACING ADVERSITY

  Father, it’s hard sometimes to not be fearful when we wonder what the future holds. How will we face the trials that may come? We have been used to comfort and ease, and we do not easily let that go. There are many possible pitfalls, and it’s easy to go into self-protection mode. What…

MORE THAN ONE THING IS TRUE

I’m struggling, Lord, to understand what You say about healing. Some passages seem to say that we should expect healing and health as part of Your provision. Other passages indicate that suffering, hardship, even illness may be brought, or at least allowed by You, and if we are not healed, we should accept and receive…

Time and Eternity

Time marches on, and we feel the weight of it day by day.  It is the same in each season of life.  The pressures of the day may feel like they will never end, but the years fly by with alarming speed.   Just about the time we think our babies will never sleep through…

THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Show me Your shepherd heart, Father. Help me to remember that I am a sheep, both individually, and as a part of Your flock. You have promised shepherds after Your own heart for Your people. How will we recognize them and not be led astray? Any shepherd that I call to lead My people will…

NORMAL LIVING

Teach me, Father, the difference between my own efforts to please You and Your Holy Spirit living His life of obedience in me.   The difference, My child, between your life and Mine cannot be measured.  They are as different as hope and despair, as love and hate, as life and death.  Your efforts to please…

Hidden Ministry

Oswald Chambers says in My Utmost for His Highest, “There is no snare or any danger of infatuation or pride in intercession, it is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit whereby the Father is glorified.”  Quite often we hear someone ask for prayer or promise to be praying for someone else’s need.  It’s part and…

Bridge Over the Canyon Why

From the time we were little we’ve had a favorite question, “Why?”  Every small child loves to ask why, to understand the reason behind whatever they are observing.  It’s just not enough to learn the who, what, where, and when about something.  Without knowing the why, we can’t understand motivation, cause and effect, action and…