The Struggle Is Real

Devaluation

But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh? Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11 (NLT) We’ve all had that internal battle where we devalue our level of importance or impact. We say phrases such as: I’m not smart enough, I don’t have what…

Inseparable

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in…

Identity

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God… John 1:12 (NIV) It is easy to get wrapped up in the roles we play in life as part of who we are. We are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers.…

Chosen

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 (NIV) Many of us have witnessed a sports team choosing players. Usually, the one believed to have…

Peace

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. John 16:33 (NIV) To understand the meaning of this verse, it helps to understand God’s perspective on peace. We tend to think it just means superficially…

Season for Everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens. Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV) Life is made up of different seasons. We have spring, summer, fall and winter as the seasons for weather. We start life as babies, then become children and mature into adulthood. As part of each of these…