Faith or Fear?

My husband is a man of few words. When he speaks, he either makes me laugh or makes me think. Friday, he made me think. Weary from work, the news of protesters killed by a teen, another black man shot by police, learning about Chadwick Boseman, family drama, a feeling of dread overcame me. As I shared my struggle with my husband, he told of his similar struggle earlier that...

God is Extravagant

I had a discussion with a doctor about hemoglobin. He told me that a healthy body produces 13 or more hemoglobin but studies found that adults can live healthily with as little as 10 hemoglobin. He said, I don’t understand why the body produces so much hemoglobin. I said, “Because God is extravagant. He created us in His image. We produce more than we need.” I believe in the extravagance...

How is Your Year Going?

“God is good but 2020 sucks,” was my husband’s succinct assessment of this year. The Message Bible describes 2020 as this: “Friends, when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.” ‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:12-13‬ ‭MSG‬‬ I love...

Do Not Be Afraid

He created you. Meticulously knitted you in your mother’s womb. You were created for His glory. He knows you personally. He calls you by name. You are His. He has purchased you with a price. You are precious to Him. He honors you. He loves you. You have been chosen to know Him. Believe Him. Trust Him. Do not be afraid. For He is God. The Holy One. Savior. He...

Lord of the Breakthrough

The Holy Spirit and I are having a disagreement this morning. Well, not so much a disagreement but I’m struggling to receive truth. Our conversation sounded like this: Holy Spirit: I’m about to do a new thing. Me: But I’ve been hurt before. Holy Spirit: I’m about to do a new thing that is beyond what you can ask, think or imagine. Me: I don’t want to be disappointed so...

I Will Not Fear

I hate fear. Yet fear keeps knocking at the door expecting to be allowed entrance. Yesterday, it came in form of rumors. Rumors of State Workers being furloughed. Rumors schools still may not be normal in the fall. I see fear all around me and it breaks my heart. On one side, there is fear of the disease itself, fear life will never be normal again. On the other side...

Faith

  Do you remember singing, 🎶 “Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had Father Abraham. I am one of them and so are you. So let’s just praise the Lord.” (I will probably change sons to kids when I sing it to my grandchildren, but that’s another story.) I was reading about Abraham in the book of Romans this morning and thought about the truth in that simple child’s...

Delivered from Fear

Perhaps it’s because everyone seems to be focusing on the virus, this passage was highlighted to me as I read my Bible this morning: “Listen to my testimony: I cried to God in my distress and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭34:4‬ ‭TPT‬‬ I never notice before that David said he was freed from “fear”, when he cried out to God. David wrote this...

What If?

I teach very bright and inquisitive students. Most of the time it makes for fun and interesting classroom discussions. But sometimes it can be frustrating. The other day, I was introducing a topic, but before I could give them the basics, they started with their, “What if” questions. Finally, out of frustration I said, “Will you please stop ‘what iffing’ me and trust I will teach you what you need...

Faith that Pleases God

I’ve been meditating on this scripture the last two mornings: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV Steven Furtick said, “Faith is God’s love language.” I want to speak God’s love language. As I meditate on this scripture, I’m asking God, what does...