The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word]. It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) … Continue reading Patience
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. -James 4:7 (ESV) I can’t remember how many times I have heard the words “the devil made me do it” used as an excuse for bad behavior. Usually it is said in jest– and, if said at all, should never be seriously … Continue reading The devil made me do it…
Consider the ravens: They don’t sow or reap; they don’t have a storeroom or a barn; yet God feeds them. Aren’t you worth much more than the birds? Can any of you add a cubit to his height by worrying? If then you’re not able to do even a little thing, why worry about the rest? “Consider how the wildflowers … Continue reading Don’t You Worry About A Thing…
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. -1 John 4:18 (NKJV) Most of us have heard the expression “when one door closes, another one opens.” It’s usually said to us by a friend right after … Continue reading Uncertainty
How long, Lord, must I call for help and You do not listen or cry out to You about violence and You do not save? Why do You force me to look at injustice? Why do You tolerate wrongdoing? Oppression and violence are right in front of me. Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates. This is … Continue reading Is God Fair?
Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. -James 1:5 (HCSB) It’s almost election time here in Connecticut and one of the issues that is apparently up for discussion/debate is that of education. Specifically, I believe it … Continue reading Affordable Education
The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor. -Proverbs 21:5 (HCSB) dil·i·gence1 ˈdiləjəns/ noun careful and persistent work or effort. synonyms: conscientiousness, assiduousness, assiduity, hard work, application,concentration, effort, care, industriousness, rigor, meticulousness,thoroughness; More I get daily email messages from Rick Warren’s organization and today’s dealt with … Continue reading Daily Quiet Time