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”

It’s Never Too Late to Start Again

I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10 NIV) It is my friend’s desire to raise a strong and independent daughter, the kind of girl she wished her parents had raised her up to be. Instead, she learned to become that kind of girl later on inContinue reading “It’s Never Too Late to Start Again”

Letting Go of What Doesn’t Build Us Up

I answered, “We are servants of the God who rules from heaven, and he will make our work succeed. So we will start rebuilding Jerusalem, but you have no right to any of its property, because you have had no part in its history.” (Nehemiah 2:20 CEV) If I were to summarize the Old TestamentContinue reading “Letting Go of What Doesn’t Build Us Up”