I Have a Dream

Joseph had a dream. (Genesis 37:5 NIV) The topic of dreams is prevalent in the Joseph account. As today’s passage reveals, it was Joseph who began to have dreams. Then few chapters later, we read about the dreams of the two prisoners (Genesis 40). Not long after, we’re told about Pharaoh and his dreams (GenesisContinue reading “I Have a Dream”

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”

Don’t Let It Get in the Way

Have you noticed how most of the miracles have one thing in common: someone or something always tried to get in the way of someone receiving their miracle. Here are just some of the many examples we find in the Gospels: Jairus, the synagogue leader who went looking for Jesus for life, was told notContinue reading “Don’t Let It Get in the Way”

A Change of Direction

Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him. (Luke 5:10-11 NIV) Simon Peter and his companions were fishermen. It wasn’t like they had much choice anyway. One would think that with such a common tradeContinue reading “A Change of Direction”

When in Doubt Seek Him Out

Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. (Psalm 62:8 NIV) The enemy always tries to bombard me with doubt, making me rethink certain things. Thankfully, when I seek Him out, God comes to my aid and protects me from the enemy’s attacks, soContinue reading “When in Doubt Seek Him Out”

Forgetting the Worse, Remembering the Worthy

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV) I heard a message once about the need to forget the hurtful things that someone said or did to us, if we’re to live a victoriousContinue reading “Forgetting the Worse, Remembering the Worthy”

Rising with the Son

We are more than conquerors through [Christ] who loved us. (Romans 8:37 NIV) It’s been eight years since I launched my personal blog on Facebook. At first, Rising with the Son sounded like a catchy title for a Christian book I intended to publish. I still remember brainstorming a bunch of titles with my bestContinue reading “Rising with the Son”