Waiting

By Beth Fore “Be patient, then, brothers andsisters, until the Lord’s coming.See how the farmer waits forthe land to yield its valuable cropand how patient he is for the autumn andspring rains.  You, too, be patientand stand firm, because theLord’s coming is near.” (James 5:7-8 NIV) Waiting . . . Sometimes the waiting we doContinue reading Waiting

Your Secret Wisdom

by Beth Fore “The Spirit searches all things,even the deep things of God. For who among men knows thethoughts of a man except the man’sspirit within him?  In the same wayno one knows the thoughts of Godexcept the Spirit of God.  We havenot received the spirit of the worldbut the Spirit who is from God, thatweContinue reading “Your Secret Wisdom”

My Sovereign Lord and Master

by Beth Fore “Dear friends, let us love oneanother, for love comes fromGod.  Everyone who loves hasbeen born of God and knowsGod.  Whoever does not lovedoes not know God, becauseGod is love.  This is how Godshowed his love among us: He sent his one and only Soninto the world that we mightlive through him.  This islove: Continue reading “My Sovereign Lord and Master”

I Am The Rich Young Man

Jesus answered, “If you want tobe perfect, go, sell your possessionsand give to the poor, and you willhave treasure in heaven.  Then come,follow me.”  When the young manheard this, he went away sad, becausehe had great wealth.  Then Jesus saidto his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it ishard for a rich man to enterContinue reading “I Am The Rich Young Man”

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?”

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 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”

Renewal

By Beth Fore “But when the kindness and loveof God our Savior appeared, hesaved us, not because of righteousthings we had done, but becauseof his mercy.  He saved us throughthe washing of rebirth and renewal bythe Holy Spirit, whom he poured outon us generously through Jesus Christour Savior, so that, having been justifiedby his grace,Continue reading “Renewal”

A New Heaven and a New Earth

by Beth Fore “Then I saw a new heavenand a new earth, for the firstheaven and the first earth hadpassed away, and there was nolonger any sea.  I saw the HolyCity, the new Jerusalem, comingdown out of heaven from God,prepared as a bride beautifullydressed for her husband.  AndI heard a loud voice from thethrone saying,Continue reading “A New Heaven and a New Earth”