Who Am I, Lord?

by Beth Fore “Which of these three do youthink was a neighbor to the manwho fell into the hands of robbers?”The expert in the law replied,“The one who had mercy onhim.” Jesus told him,“Go and do likewise.”(Luke 10:36-37) Who am I, Lord? A man went from Jerusalem to Jerichoand was attacked by robbers one day.TheyContinue reading “Who Am I, Lord?”

As White As Snow

by Beth Fore “As I looked, thrones wereset in place, and theAncient of Days tookhis seat.  His clothingwas as white as snow;the hair of his head waswhite like wool.  His thronewas flaming with fire, andits wheels were all ablaze.”(Daniel 7:9 NIV) “His head and hair were whitelike wool, as white as snow,and his eyes wereContinue reading “As White As Snow”

Your Grace

by Beth Fore “Three times I pleaded withthe Lord to take it away fromme.  But he said to me, ‘My graceis sufficient for you, for my poweris made perfect in weakness.’Therefore I will boast all the moregladly about my weaknesses,so that Christ’s power may rest on me.That is why, for Christ’s sake,I delight in weaknesses,Continue reading “Your Grace”

In the Eye of the Storm

by Beth Fore A furious squall came up,and the waves broke overthe boat, so that it was nearlyswamped.  Jesus was in thestern, sleeping on a cushion.The disciples woke him andsaid to him, “Teacher, don’tyou care if we drown?”  Hegot up, rebuked the windand said to the waves,“Quiet!  Be still.”  Thenthe wind died down andit wasContinue reading “In the Eye of the Storm”

A Speck of Dust

by Beth Fore Why, you do not even knowwhat will happen tomorrow. What is your life?  You are amist that appears for a littlewhile and then vanishes.(James 4:14 NIV) Man is like a breath;his days are like afleeting shadow.(Psalm 144:4 NIV) A Speck of Dust I am but a speck of dust, Lord,in the vastness ofContinue reading “A Speck of Dust”

Take Control, Lord

by Beth Fore “Submit yourselves, then,to God.  Resist the devil,and he will flee from you.Come near to God and hewill come near to you. Wash your hands, yousinners, and purify yourhearts, you double-minded.Grieve, mourn and wail.Change your laughter tomourning and your joy togloom.  Humble yourselvesbefore the Lord, and hewill lift you up.” (James 4:7-10 NIV) TakeContinue reading “Take Control, Lord”

“One Anothering” While Coming Out of a Pandemic”

by Jo Umberger, VP, NewLife Behavior International Author Richard C. Meyer has written three books on a concept termed “one anothering.” The idea implies that the “one another” passages in the Bible provide opportunities for Christians to do something for each other. While creative in nature, the thought certainly is rooted in truth.  The phrase “one another” occurs 100Continue reading ““One Anothering” While Coming Out of a Pandemic””

The Battle Within

by Beth Fore “So I find this law at work:When I want to do good,evil is right there with me.For in my inner being I delightin God’s law; but I see anotherlaw at work in the membersof my body, waging waragainst the law of my mindand making me a prisonerof the law of sin atContinue reading “The Battle Within”

In the Garden

by Beth Fore “My soul is overwhelmedwith sorrow to the pointof death,” he said to them.“Stay here and keep watch.”Going a little farther, he fellto the ground and prayedthat if possible the hourmight pass from him.“Abba, Father,” he said,“everything is possiblefor you.  Take this cup fromme.  Yet not what I will,but what you will.” (MarkContinue reading “In the Garden”

Cleanse Me from the Inside Out

by Beth Fore “Woe to you, teachers ofthe law and Pharisees, youhypocrites!  You are likewhitewashed tombs, whichlook beautiful on the outsidebut on the inside are full ofdead men’s bones andeverything unclean.  In thesame way, on the outsideyou appear to people asrighteous but on theinside you are fullof hypocrisy andwickedness.” (Matthew 23:27-28 NIV) Cleanse Me fromContinue reading “Cleanse Me from the Inside Out”