When you learn there is change coming, what is your first response? When you hear about pressure coming, what is your response? Do you have a solid foundation to stand upon? Do you have a strong fortress to lean and … Continue reading Hear comes change. Hear comes pressure.
Will they strengthen you? Will they train you? Will they give you wisdom? Will you consider them pure joy because you know they are building in you endurance, perseverance, and moving you forward matured and lacking nothing? Will you take … Continue reading What will you do with the hard times?
Going through hard times? Going through tough times? Going through challenging times? Going through rough times? Do you know where to turn? Do you know how to find hope? Turn to God! Trust in God! David’s Songs of Valor and … Continue reading Do you know where to turn?
Were you from the original growth? Were you grafted onto the vine? Either way, you are connected and how you grow and the fruits you produce will be seen and considered by the gardener as He decides where to trim. What stays and what goes. What is trimmed and what it cut off. What stays connected and what gets burned up. My reading from Isaiah 18 starts with the story of the time just before harvest and what will take place. How God will prune. God’s Word speaks of the vine also in the new testament: 5-8“I am the Vine, … Continue reading Are you connected to the vine?
My morning reading today came from Job 40, 41, 42 and Psalm 134. In Job 40, we read of this incredible creature, the Behemoth: 15-24“Look at the land beast, Behemoth. I created him as well as you. Grazing on grass, docile as a cow— Just look at the strength of his back, the powerful muscles of his belly. His tail sways like a cedar in the wind; his huge legs are like beech trees. His skeleton is made of steel, every bone in his body hard as steel. Most magnificent of all my creatures, but I still lead him around like a lamb! The grass-covered hills serve him meals, while field … Continue reading Ever read about dinosaurs? Ever read about them in the Bible?
Joyce shared this picture this morning on FB: My morning reading ended with this verse: Give us help for the hard task; human help is worthless. In God we’ll do our very best; he’ll flatten the opposition for good. Psalms 108:12-13 First I hold on to the promises of God’s Word: We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our … Continue reading Facing something hard? What are you going to do? Where are you going to turn?