Saturday

Saturday. I imagine it was the most difficult day for the disciples. Friday, even as Jesus was hanging on the cross there was a morsel of hope. I imagine the disciples held there breath like we do at end of a climatic movie. The building explodes. Fire and smoke are the backdrop. You think, no one could have survived that explosion. But then epic music is queued and from the...

Fight for Hope?

HOPE! In the midst of the chaos, the disappointment, the isolation, the loss of income, the abundance of bad news, I keep hearing the word, “Hope.” If I am honest, I must admit, everyday, I have had to fight for Hope. I have had to fight to not give into despair, fear, disappointment. I am not always successful. Sometimes, if I am not careful, I can give in to the...

My Hope

This is what I am standing on, today and everyday. These are the promises to which I cling. If God is for me, who can be against me? He who did not spare His own son, but gave Him up for me, how will He not freely with Jesus, give me ALL THINGS. Who can accuse me? Jesus is my attorney and my alibi. What can prevent God from loving...

Door of Hope

Achan sinned. He coveted what was to be set aside for the Lord and he stole what was not his. Because of his actions, Israel was defeated in their next battle. Old Testament judgment demanded stoning. So Achan, his family, his livestock were all stoned. Then burned and buried to appease the wrath of God. The name of that place was called the Valley of Achor or the Valley of...

Keep Hoping

Unjustly oppressed. Forced into labor simply because of their heritage. They had mourned. They had cried out for help. And when someone finally came to ‘help’, he only made things worse. Their oppressors now required the impossible of them. They were discouraged. They felt hopeless. So when Moses delivered a beautiful message of hope from God, they rejected it. They could not see themselves free from oppression. They could not...

Psalm 23

Psalm 23 begins and ends with two amazing promises: I shall not lack. His goodness and mercy follows me. Have you ever felt as if your life is contrary to these truths? I have. I have experienced bounced checks, robbing Peter to pay Paul, debt collection. I am familiar with lack. I have been fired from jobs, had doors closed in my face, and been rejected. Where was the goodness...

Enthroned

This weekend was a plethora of emotions. Excitement and hope as a new season begins. Grief at the loss of a childhood friend. Disbelief as we mourned Kobe. Sadness at the news a friend’s marriage was ending. Uncertainty as a season ended. Sometimes life is fun, unpredictable, sorrowful, thrilling, peaceful, hectic, and scary all at the same time. But in the midst of craziness that is life, this truth remains:...

Preemptive Strike – Day 25

🎶 It’s a new season. It’s a new day. Fresh anointing, is coming my way. It’s a season of power and prosperity. It’s a new season, coming to me. 🎶 Israel Houghton and New Breed That song is on repeat in my head this morning. Maybe because I’m about to start another decade. Maybe because 2019 had its challenges and I am ready for a new season. Maybe because I’m...