“It expands my faith to know that God is not limited to working in ways I can understand.” ~Sandra Byrd
Have you been distracted by problems and adversity as of late? Have they kept you from prayer? God is never bewildered by our circumstances but He does want us to seek His counsel and request His help. What may seem impossible to us is nothing for our Creator to overcome. In fact, God can be very imaginative when it com… Read More
The self-will of mankind has caused us much suffering and loss. We like to plan our course and then move forward without asking God if our plan is His plan and desire for us. Why do we leave the Lord out of our decision-making process?
The Bible assures us that God has plans to prosper us, not harm. We view discomfort as a bad thing but really, adversity builds character and refines our nature. Sometimes we need to feel pain b… Read More
God’s love is a gift. Like a Christmas present sitting under a tree, He waits for us to embrace Him and unwrap His glorious mysteries. God longs for our fellowship. As our Creator, He knows everything about us. On the other hand, we know so little of Him! He desires intimacy and is jealous for us. But every relationship requires effort to keep the connection healthy and strong. We must invest our time if we wish to see gro… Read More
There is a difference between envy and jealousy. Jealousy has to do with holding on to what you already have because you are afraid someone else is going to take it away. It requires three parties. Envy involves wanting what someone else has and is limited to two parties.
Envy began in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. Jealousy quickly followed with their sons, Cain and Abel. God provided a paradise for Adam and Eve. Ev… Read More
There are times when God commands us to separate from people or activities. If you are not a fan of solitude, this can be an intimidating request. God’s purpose in separating us is not always revealed immediately but we can be certain that it is for our benefit. Spiritual growth is intricately linked to our obedience in heeding God’s instruction.
About 100 years after the reign of King David, the evil King Ahab rule… Read More
Why did God create man? He did not need us. It was not because He was lonely. Long before we were here, God already had “company” with His Son and the Holy Spirit (Let us make man in our own image. Genesis 1:26a). Despite this fact, God chose to create us out of His great love. According to 1 John 4:8, ”God is love.” Because of His boundless love, He made us so we can enjoy all that He is and all that He has done.… Read More