Gentle strength ∙

Gentle strength ∙ Let your gentleness be evident to all. – Philippians 4:5 Isaiah 40:10-11  10 Yes, the Sovereign LORD is coming in power. He will rule with a powerful arm. See, he brings his reward with him as he comes.  11 He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambsContinue reading “Gentle strength ∙”

Epic failure ∙

Epic failure ∙ If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. – 1 Corinthians 10:12 Luke 22:32  31 Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat.  32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again,Continue reading “Epic failure ∙”

Accepting trials as a lowly believer

Accepting trials as a lowly believer Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. – James 1:2 James 1:9-12  9 Believers who are poor have something to boast about, for God has honored them.  10 And those who are rich should boast that God has humbled them.Continue reading “Accepting trials as a lowly believer”

What do you value the most? ∙

What do you value the most? ∙ Let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. – Jeremiah 9:24 Jeremiah 9:23-24  23 Thus says the LORD, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, andContinue reading “What do you value the most? ∙”

Spent, daring greatly ∙

Spent, daring greatly ∙ I didn’t shrink from declaring all that God wants you to know. – Acts 20:27 1 Samuel 17:23-58  23 Goliath, the Philistine champion from Gath, came out from the Philistine ranks. Then David heard him shout his usual taunt to the army of Israel.  24 As soon as the Israelite armyContinue reading “Spent, daring greatly ∙”