Be Content With What You Have

by Marlene Tavares “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”‘ (Hebrews 13:5 NIV) In this passage, we are told to be satisfied with what we have and not give so much valueContinue reading “Be Content With What You Have”

Laugh Along with Him

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them. (Psalm 2:4 NIV) The more we get to know God, the more we will begin to understand His ways and assume His character. When the devil comes along and attempts to threaten our wellbeing and peace, we can do what God does and “laugh,”Continue reading “Laugh Along with Him”

Delight in Your Weakness

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. (2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT) Over the course of my teaching career, I’ve had to be evaluated a couple ofContinue reading “Delight in Your Weakness”

We’re His Masterpiece

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous–how well I know it. (Psalm 139:14 NLT) Today I can say this verse with confidence, but for years, the Enemy used to make me believe otherwise. Like many people, I wasn’t happy with my body image. I paid more attention to what peopleContinue reading “We’re His Masterpiece”

Humility vs. Pride

Too much pride can put you to shame. It’s wiser to be humble. (Proverbs 11:2 CEV) Throughout the Bible, humility stands out in sharp contrast to pride, which should make us want to choose humility over pride, but being human, it’s easier said than done. The only time the Bible permits pride is in JeremiahContinue reading “Humility vs. Pride”

Appreciate What You Have

‘”I gave you your master’s house and his wives and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. And if that had not been enough, I would have given you much, much more. Why, then, have you despised the word of the Lord and done this horrible deed?”‘ (2 Samuel 12:8-9 NLT) King David had more thanContinue reading “Appreciate What You Have”

Praise God for What He Has Done and What He’ll Do

David went into the tent he had set up for the sacred chest. Then he sat there and prayed: LORD All-Powerful, my family and I don’t deserve what you have already done for us, and yet you have promised to do even more. Is this the way you usually treat people? (2 Samuel 7:18-19 CEV)Continue reading “Praise God for What He Has Done and What He’ll Do”