Straight thinking ∙

Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established. – Proverbs 16:3 James 1:6-8  6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossedContinue reading “Straight thinking ∙”

Overcoming the past

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10 Ephesians 2:4-10  4 But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much,  5 that even though we were dead because of ourContinue reading “Overcoming the past”

Win-Win ∙

And all Israel heard of the judgment that the king had rendered, and they stood in awe of the king, because they perceived that the wisdom of God was in him to do justice. – 1 Kings 3:28 1 Kings 3:16-28  16 Two prostitutes came to the king to have an argument settled.  17 “Please,Continue reading “Win-Win ∙”

Create for me a pure heart

Create for me a pure heart, O God! Renew a resolute spirit within me! – Psalms 51:10 Psalms 51:1-19  1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins.  2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin.Continue reading “Create for me a pure heart”

Restricted unrestricted generosity ∙

Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure – pressed down, shaken together, and running over. – Luke 6:38 Deuteronomy 15:7-11  7 “But if there are any poor Israelites in your towns when you arrive in the land the LORD your God is giving you, doContinue reading “Restricted unrestricted generosity ∙”