Monday, October 17, 2016

We are so good at lying to ourselves and then believing the lies to the point of truth. The active work it takes to be honest with ourselves is God's work. And doing God's work is the only thing that pays off.

Jeremiah 17:9-10
“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.
Bible Gateway link: Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NKJV)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

I rejoice that I am a tiny piece of dust in the sand that cushions the building blocks that are held together by the cornerstone, Christ. This is the Lord's doing.

Psalm 118:21-24
I thank you that you have answered me and have become my salvation.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Bible Gateway link: Psalm 118-21-24 (ESV)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Yes He has and I am eternally grateful.

Colossians 1:13
He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
Bible Gateway link: Colossians 1:13 (ESV)

Sunday, October 9, 2016

It is so easy to get into a spiral of ugly thinking. You have to stop it before it takes over your life. Practice Paul's advice to the Philippians it will make your life so much better.

Philippians 4:8-9
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Bible Gateway Link: Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sometimes I would like to plunge into the darkness and just wallow there. I can't do it though, I know there is light, I can't un-know it.

Isaiah 50:10
Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the voice of his servant? Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.
Bible Gateway link: Isaiah 50:10 (ESV)