Forgiveness

Let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted very wickedly toward you. We have not…

Broken Walls

The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. They said to…

What Can We Say?

What can we say about all this? If God is on our side, can anyone be against us? Romans 8:31 (CEV) There are times in our life where it can feel like everything is against us. We hit every red light on the drive to an appointment we are running late for or the car…

Let’s Learn Together

So let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good. Job 34:4 (NLT) Individual Bible study is an important part of any Christian’s life. Spending time alone with God and in His word is needed for spiritual growth. It helps us become sensitive to God’s voice and leading. Learning…

The Choice Is Yours

“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve… But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 (NIV) We all have choices to make every day. Some of them are as simple as choosing what to eat for lunch…

What Is Required

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NIV) With all the choices we have to make sometimes, it can seem difficult to make the right decision. At times, we…

Surprise!

Don’t brag about tomorrow! Each day brings its own surprises. Proverbs 27:1 (CEV) Life is full of surprises. Sometimes they are good such as a smooth drive into work or an unexpected call from an old friend. Other surprises are not as good such as a leaky bathroom pipe or the death of a loved…

A Clear Path

With all your heart you must trust the Lord and not your own judgment. Always let him lead you, and he will clear the road for you to follow. Proverbs 3:5-6 (CEV) God has a plan for your future. He created you for a purpose while you were still in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13).…

The Future Is So Bright

…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 (NIV) We need to stop looking back. Our past served a purpose. It made us who we are today. It taught us lessons…

I Have All I Need

Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses,…

A New Purpose

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV) God has called…

A New Creation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 After we become Christians, we may face times when we focus on our past and let those thoughts hold us back. We didn’t say or do the right thing. We…

Share The Gift

Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins, turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to show that you have received forgiveness for your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit….Then Peter continued preaching for a long time, strongly urging all his listeners…Those who…

God Is Faithful

If we confess our sins, (God) is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 (NIV) Many times when we make a mistake, we want to hide from it. We don’t want to face our mistakes and we want to keep them covered up. When…

East To West

How far has the Lord taken our sins from us? Farther than the distance from east to west! Just as parents are kind to their children, the Lord is kind to all who worship him. Psalm 103:12-13 (CEV) We have all made mistakes. Some of them are large and known by others, while some are small…

Time For A Break

Immediately the rooster crowed the second time. Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72 (NIV) God brought Peter to a place where he knew he made a mistake. His sin was obvious to…