Finding Strength in God

David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30:6 NIV) While reading First Samuel chapter 30, I found myself drawn to the last sentence in verse six, “ButContinue reading “Finding Strength in God”

Confronting Our Bullies

David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” (1 Samuel 17:45 NIV) No one seems to have an answer to bullying these days. Helpless kidsContinue reading “Confronting Our Bullies”

What Do You Think About?

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT) It amazes me how easily we let anything enter our mind, even though we wouldn’t easilyContinue reading “What Do You Think About?”

Accept His Touch

 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. (Matthew 8:3 NIV) I came across this “touch-me-not” plant at work a few years ago. I accidentally touched it and due to its highly sensitive nature its compound leaves folded inward and drooped, which is theirContinue reading “Accept His Touch”

Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe

A synagogue ruler by the name of Jairus went to get Jesus because his twelve-year-old daughter was dying. Not long after, some men came from the house and told him not to bother Jesus because the girl had died. Jesus ignored them, told Jairus to believe and continued on his way. “When they came toContinue reading “Don’t be Afraid; Just Believe”

Rest to Refresh

There’s a good reason why the good Lord created a day for rest and asked us to do just that – rest. And it wasn’t about fulfilling a religious obligation but to help us feel better – mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. As Jesus reminded the religious leaders of His day who were all aboutContinue reading “Rest to Refresh”

Never Stop Believing and Expecting

Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned thatContinue reading “Never Stop Believing and Expecting”