A friend has the word PRAY tattooed on his hand. He figures that without seeing it every day, he might forget. What a tragedy that would be. For him, it would be like removing a breathing tube.   We are vulnerable, dependent, and fickle, not nearly as strong...

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…” Matthew 11:28   O Great God, give us rest. Rest from worry. Anxiety. Panic and stress.   Give us minds that do not constantly race. That do not endlessly analyze and overanalyze. That do not dig...

“Whatever you ask in My name, that I will do” (John 14:14). Interesting the disciples never asked Jesus to teach them how to perform miracles. But there was something about the way He prayed. “Lord, teach us to pray…” (Luke 11:1). In contrast to our prayers, He did not...

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24 ______________   It is possible for our hearts to be so corrupt we are blind to it. The...

Scripture: “For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, searching for those He might strengthen, whose hearts are fully committed to Him” (2 Chronicles 16:9).   Reflection: Who is God searching for? The person whose heart is fully committed to Him. Not talent. Or...

Our culture loves love. We worship it. Set aside a day for it, capitalizing on the fact that our world loves love. How about the music industry? How many countless songs have been written about love, about relationships, about falling in love or falling out of love or being...

These past few weeks, whenever I’m not with my wife, I compulsively check my phone. I watch it. Check and double check to make sure that I have it. And that it’s on. I never relax. Never let my guard down.     You see, she is pregnant. And she looks like she...

An ancient Indian proverb states that every weakness is a strength overlooked. To say it another way, for everything that masters us or enslaves us, every circumstance, every situation, we have the potential and the opportunity to turn those tides and put those masters on leashes....

“The Lord will fight for you! You need only be still” (Deuteronomy 14:14). This. The iconic, rousing line from Moses. Delivered to the fearful Israelites shaking in their sandals, just seconds away from certain impending death. Like Braveheart parading before the Scots anticipating the battle against King...

There’s an interesting tension in the Exodus account between Moses’ relationship with Yahweh and the peoples’ relationship with Yahweh. Moses is falling more and more in love with God. He’s made a practice out of meeting with Him. That’s the only place he wants to be. The...