“Your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1

Let these words bless your ears, beloved of God. You are so not alone. You have a Father who knows you better than any Mother. A Father who knows what you need, where you should be, how you’ll thrive. Take the word of your Father in heaven. Allow His truth to wash over you. ToContinue reading ““Your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1″

“Hallowed be Thy name.” Matthew 6:9

God demands the glory. Why? Is it His ego? His thirst for power? Why must everything in life be about God? Imagine a wildfire. And all it can do is grow stronger, spread farther. It’s destruction is without boundaries. It never says, “Enough!” That’s our will without God in the world. The only One keepingContinue reading ““Hallowed be Thy name.” Matthew 6:9″

“If your right hand cause you to sin, cut it off.” Matthew 5:30

What a graphic image Jesus gives us of our sin. A bloody one, if we’re being honest. Sort of makes us uncomfortable. And that is exactly what sin should do to the children of His love.  What things in your life come between you and God? Is it a habit? A relationship? Your reputation? Are youContinue reading ““If your right hand cause you to sin, cut it off.” Matthew 5:30″

“Light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16

Hold fast the truth you saints! For the light of Christ has overcome the prince of darkness. Death spreads, “There is no hope in God.” like the Sun-Times. But lovers of the truth laugh at those lies delivered every morning, noon, and night. No force above or below can cut the line of God’s loveContinue reading ““Light has dawned.” Matthew 4:16″

“The devil took Him.” Matthew 4:5,8

Can you imagine the strength? The preparation it took Jesus to get to that day? The mercy it takes to be led by the devil for the sake of a world of people who call you a fake? On the road to Calvary — same thing. Jesus, sent by God, taken like a thief. TheContinue reading ““The devil took Him.” Matthew 4:5,8″

“I will fear no evil.” Psalm 23:4

Fear never shuts its mouth. It prowls. Restlessly moving about in search of prey. And more will be taken between evil’s teeth today. Our peace rests on this pivotal question, Is the Lord my shepherd? There’s no bigger question we’ll ever answer. We needn’t waste our precious head asking, What shall I eat? What shallContinue reading ““I will fear no evil.” Psalm 23:4″

“A lamp before Me.” 1 Kings 11:36

God makes great people. He grants them a name that crosses oceans. Kings and queens travel to their doorstep to hear their wisdom. And sometimes, regrettably, God has to tear them down. It’s hard to watch, isn’t it? Leaders whom God has given great influence, only to watch fame devour their heart. That was kingContinue reading ““A lamp before Me.” 1 Kings 11:36″

“When You hear, forgive.” 1 Kings 8:30

Maybe you need to hear this as I did today. The Lord is not afraid of our sin. The Lord is ready to forgive. As I read the prayers of Solomon upon the grand opening of the temple, I am reminded that the focus of his prayer is forgiveness. His supplications were not laden withContinue reading ““When You hear, forgive.” 1 Kings 8:30″

“He had peace on every side.” 1 Kings 4:24

Y’all know how King David was a type of Christ—a reflection, a description, a form or character, if you will, of the coming Savior? Well, could it be, Solomon, the son after him, could be a type of us? Think about it. Haven’t we spent much of our time chasing after the wind? Are we not,Continue reading ““He had peace on every side.” 1 Kings 4:24″

“I have given you a wise and understanding heart.” 1 Kings 3:12

Isn’t grace amazing? God, the Lord needn’t give a pinky more goodness. He’s God. He owns everything there is. Nothing is that hasn’t come from Him. I’m trying to calculate that in my head, and there isn’t room. The God of heaven and earth, the Beginning and the End gave His body for my sinsContinue reading ““I have given you a wise and understanding heart.” 1 Kings 3:12″

“Prove yourself a man.” 1 Kings 2:2

Proud voices shout what makes a boy a man. Our eyes wholly tricked by muscle, hair, and skin, which quickly pass away like chaff in the wind. For the height of man cannot be measured by the size of his clothes, but clearly understood by the direction that he walks. He doesn’t worry himself overContinue reading ““Prove yourself a man.” 1 Kings 2:2″

“It’s name is called Babel.” Genesis 11:9

I’ve often wondered why God was upset over these hard working, intelligent stiffs. Architects, engineers, masons, carpenters all collaborating. Accomplishing something rather amazing. I thought God was all about unity, hard work? Ya know, if a man doesn’t work he doesn’t eat kind of a thing. And one spirit, one mind—unified. So I dug deeper,Continue reading ““It’s name is called Babel.” Genesis 11:9″