Impatience can turn us into our own worst enemies. Traffic rush hour is a good example. Some people can't sit and wait patiently for things to get moving; they have to push forward and create a bigger disaster. We can be like this with our prayers, too. We expect God to answer immediately; when He … Continue reading The Virtue of Patience
Most people don't know God because sin separates them from Him, yet, He still loves them. He gave His own Son to die on the cross for their sins so they could be free, but most won't accept it. But they can get a glimpse of God's love through the glory He gets when helping … Continue reading Be Still!
We learn so much about God when raising our children. When we take them to busy places, we tell them that if they get lost, they're to stop, not panic, not go with anyone, but find the nearest outstanding landmark and wait for us there. As God's children, when we encounter situations or people that … Continue reading Be Still
The Worst Four-Letter Word
The worst four-letter word for Christians is "can't." As we study the Bible to know God and who we are in Him, we realize that we CAN do anything according to His will. When we face adverse situations, we need to stop and remember that He IS God and praise Him for His love and … Continue reading The Worst Four-Letter Word
Time to Rest
Although the world around us is frothing in chaos and confusion, Christians should not be afraid because we belong to God, and He is still in control! We have to keep our minds and hearts filled with Scripture, meditate daily on the truth, and spend time in prayer and worship so we can draw close … Continue reading Time to Rest
The Blessing of Challenges
Sometimes God allows challenges in our lives so that He can deliver us from them and show His power and authority to those around us who don't believe in Him. God is loving and merciful and wants the ones we love and pray for every day to receive His salvation. We may suffer a little … Continue reading The Blessing of Challenges
It Begins with us!
In challenging situations, we can get angry, frustrated, and often overwhelmed with fear, and we are not a good testimony of God's love and power to those who don't know Him. But, when we are still and trust God and don't let the world control our emotions, God is glorified through our actions. It begins … Continue reading It Begins with us!
Sometimes we Need to be Still
There are times when we pray about certain situations and put our faith and hope in God, but things don't improve; in fact, they appear worse. This is when we need to stop looking at the situation and focus on God. He is our Creator, our Lord, our soon coming King. He is the One … Continue reading Sometimes we Need to be Still
Rest in His Peace
When the circumstances around us are overwhelming, and the confusion and chaos send waves of chills in our direction, the best thing we can do is withdraw from it all and praise God because no matter how it appears, He is still in control. The negative feelings and fear will disappear because our hearts will … Continue reading Rest in His Peace
We can only live in God's peace when we know Him well enough to put our faith in Him, and that comes from studying the Scriptures and spending time in prayer and worship. This is when God becomes real to us and when our faith in Him grows so that we know who we are … Continue reading Be Still!