Tuning In To God’s Message

By Marlene Tavares Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire;Continue reading “Tuning In To God’s Message”

Putting Ourselves in His Care Instead of Out There

His brothers said, “Why don’t you leave here and go up to the Feast so your disciples can get a good look at the works you do? No one who intends to be publicly known does everything behind the scenes. If you’re serious about what you are doing, come out in the open and showContinue reading “Putting Ourselves in His Care Instead of Out There”

What’s on Your Checklist?

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33 NLT) I appreciate checklists. They keep me organized and on top of things. But when checklists spiral out of control, they can create unnecessary problems. When people make a checklist of things in lifeContinue reading “What’s on Your Checklist?”

No Good Apart from God

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. (Acts 10:38 NIV) This is one of my favourite Scriptures. For years I read it and missed the point. See, Jesus ofContinue reading “No Good Apart from God”

Maranatha!

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. (Revelation 22:20 NIV) After witnessing the apocalypse, the apostle John longed for that day and prayed, “Amen. Come, Lord Jesus,” and this has been the believer’s prayer ever since. It’s the desire of every follower of Christ to beContinue reading “Maranatha!”

His Word Stands Forever

“All people are like grass,    and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”  (1 Peter 1:24-25 NIV) Fall is by far my favourite season of the year. There’s something about this season that just appeals to me. Perhaps it’s theContinue reading “His Word Stands Forever”

From Timid to Bold

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  (2 Timothy 1:7 NLT) It seems that lack of confidence was a serious problem for young Timothy (see 1 Corinthians 16:10-11; 1 Timothy 4:12),[i] so Paul wrote to remind him that “God has not given us aContinue reading “From Timid to Bold”