Loving others

To be Christ-like is to acknowledge Jesus in others. In my travels I meet many precious men and women whom I know are given wholly to the Lord. The moment I meet them, my heart leaps. Even though we’ve never met before, I have a witness from the Holy Spirit that they are full of…

A way known only to god

“The steps of a good [righteous] man are ordered by the Lord” (Psalm 32:23). The Hebrew word for ordered in this verse means “fixed or pre-planned.” God doesn’t work with a day planner. He doesn’t plan out our path a day, week or a year ahead. No, he has an entire life-plan laid out for…

Pour it out!

The following word is for those who need an answer to prayer, who need help in a time of trouble, and who are ready and willing to move God’s heart according to his Word. First, lay hold of this covenant promise in Psalm 46:1: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in…

To be a wise virgin

“Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish” (Matthew 25:1-2). If you are honest, you’ll agree with his Word: “Yes, this parable describes me. I’ve grown lazy. I don’t want to…

Take the lowest seat!

In Luke 14, Jesus was invited by a certain chief Pharisee to “eat bread” in his house.  Other Pharisees had been invited as well, men who, like the host, were leading keepers of the law. When the host called his guests to be seated, there was a sudden scramble for the chief seats at the…