God’s Covenant Love

Scripture “Now behold, your servant has found favor in your sight, and you have magnified Your lovingkindness, which you have shown me by saving my life.” ~Genesis 19:19, NASB [1995] Quote The most rewarding aspect of prayer is our intimacy with the Father. ~Charles F. Stanley Belinda gave me a devotional last Christmas by Charles…

A Hiding Place

Scripture “Go to the east and hide by Kerith Brook, near where it enters the Jordan River. Drink from the brook… ~I Kings 17:3-4, NLT Quote God’s servants must be taught the value of the hidden place. The man who is to take the high place {Pulpit} before men must first take the low place before…

Empowered

Scripture But God has helped me to this very day; so I stand here and testify to small and great alike. I am saying nothing beyond what the prophets and Moses said would happen… ~Acts 26:22, NIV Quote It is the Spirit and Word of God that brings men to salvation not the oratory of…

Courage And Compassion

            Scripture Therefore in order to forestall this I fled to Tarshish, for I knew that You are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, and one who relents concerning calamity. ~Jonah 4:2, NASB Quote Your greatest strength is to recognize your weaknesses and work…

Disloyalty

Scripture The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle. ~Psalm 78:9, NLT Quote We the going gets tough, the tough get going. ~Knute Rockne We all have character flaws and no one is perfect but disloyalty is very hard pill to swallow. Psalm 78 is a…

The Far Country

Scripture “And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.” ~Luke 15:13, NKJV Quote Sometimes, the wisest thing you can do is wait. ~Charles F. Stanley I lived most of my 72 years without understanding what Jesus meant by the…

Living Water

Scripture Now on the last day, the great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “if anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink.” ~John 7:37, NASB Quote Water is essential: There is no life without water. ~Ya’akov We are so blessed with good water that we seldom give it…

Wounds

Scripture He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. ~Psalm 147:3, NASB Quote The most important part of the believer’s life is the part that only God sees. ~Warren W. Wiersbe I have a sister who is 85 and she was ten years old when daddy came home from WWII. Mother told me about…

Proud As A Peacock

Scripture “Is this not magnificent Babylon, which I have built as a royal capital by my mighty power and for my glorious majesty?” ~Daniel 4:30, NRSV Quote Pride first, then the crash, but humility is precursor to honor. ~Solomon {Proverbs 18:12, Msg} Life can be humbling for even the proudest and the most successful. Nebuchadnezzar was…

Willing To Wait

Scripture Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. ~Isaiah 30:18, NRSV Quote Patience is always willing to wait. ~John Bunyan Many times a father is ready to give before his…