Jesus said, “Take Heart!”

In John 16:33 (New International Version), Jesus addresses two conflicting themes when he said, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” PERHAPS the reason we feel somewhat overwhelmed when trouble comes is becauseContinue reading “Jesus said, “Take Heart!””

Take time to truly consider how much God loves you.

We have read Scriptures about God’s love. We’ve heard sermons and lessons, read articles, and perhaps taught others about His love. But do we take the time to GRASP, FULLY UNDERSTAND, REALIZE how much God loves us? Perhaps. Maybe. **Take a break from reading and ask the Father to help you more fully grasp HisContinue reading “Take time to truly consider how much God loves you.”

Joy on Our Journey

by Jo Umberger Have you ever noticed that some Christians seem to be joyful most of the time? Are they simply happy with their circumstances? Perhaps they have always made it a habit to smile, which makes them appear to be joyful, even if they are suffering inwardly. Or are they truly aware of God’sContinue reading “Joy on Our Journey”

Can I Be Free From Worry?

by Jo Umberger There was a time in my life when I thought I would scream if one more person said to me, “Just don’t worry about it.” “Just,” I thought. “Apparently you think refraining from worry is a simple proposition!” Honestly I had no idea how to stop worrying. “But what if we don’t have enoughContinue reading “Can I Be Free From Worry?”

3 Things to Make Your Heart Brighter

by Jo Umberger If there were three simple things you could do to ease your mind and heart, grow closer to God, and increase your joy, how fast would you run toward them? Consider how our lives would change if we were to practice this Scripture consistently and daily. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in allContinue reading “3 Things to Make Your Heart Brighter”

I Ask You for a Miracle, Father

by Beth Fore “Ask and it will begiven to you; seek andyou will find; knock andthe door will be opened toyou.  For everyone who asksreceives; he who seeksfinds; and to him whoknocks, the door willbe opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8 NIV) I Ask You for a Miracle, Father I ask You for a miracle, Father,that You willContinue reading “I Ask You for a Miracle, Father”

Awaken Within Me

By Beth Fore “My heart is steadfast, O God,my heart is steadfast; I will singand make music.  Awake, my soul!Awake, harp and lyre!  I willawaken the dawn.  I will praiseyou, O Lord, among the nations;I will sing of you among the peoples.For great is your love, reachingto the heavens; your faithfulnessreaches to the skies.  BeContinue reading Awaken Within Me

Behold My Savior and My King

By Beth Fore “Praise be to the Godand Father of ourLord Jesus Christ, whohas blessed us in theheavenly realms withevery spiritual blessingin Christ.” (Ephesians 1:3 NIV) Behold My Savior and King I lift up my voice in adorationand praise to You, God Almighty.You are the giver of all good things,and You open my eyes toContinue reading “Behold My Savior and My King”

A Closer Walk with God

by Beth Fore “Who is wise and understandingamong you? Let him show itby his good life, by deeds donein the humility that comes fromwisdom. But if you harbor bitterenvy and selfish ambition in yourhearts, do not boast about it or denythe truth.  Such ‘wisdom’ does notcome down from heaven but isearthly, unspiritual, of the devil.Continue reading “A Closer Walk with God”