We can only receive what God gives

We can only receive what God gives God sent a man, John the Baptist, to tell about the light so that everyone might believe because of his testimony. – John 1:6-7 John 3:22-30  22 Then Jesus and his disciples left Jerusalem and went into the Judean countryside. Jesus spent some time with them there, baptizingContinue reading “We can only receive what God gives”

Desires of the heart

Desires of the heart Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires. – Psalms 37:4 Psalms 20:4  May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed. What are desires? And more particularly, what are the desires of the heart? A desire is something that people want orContinue reading “Desires of the heart”

A call for backup

A call for backup [The Holy Spirit] will remind you of everything I have said to you. – John 14:26 John 14:16-27  16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever,  17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neitherContinue reading “A call for backup”

Loyalty that won’t let go

Loyalty that won’t let go Your people will be my people and your God my God. – Ruth 1:16 Ruth 1:16-18  16 But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shallContinue reading “Loyalty that won’t let go”

Growing pains ∙

Growing pains ∙ You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people. – Genesis 50:20 Hebrews 12:10-11  10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s disciplineContinue reading “Growing pains ∙”