It wasn’t that God wouldn’t take my health issues like He would my worries about the pandemic
or state of our country—it was that I hadn’t stopped trying to control them.
I would rather stand with God and be judged by the world than stand with the world and be judged by God.
Those who have acknowledged their need of God, their need for forgiveness, those who have repented; these we call believers.
We live between the early and latter rains in this Advent season of the world,
waiting for the fulfillment of what was begun at Christmas.
We are free to walk obediently with our God even when we don’t understand where He is taking us.
“Remember that not only is God’s Word the tool of His judgment, but it was also the tool of creation.”
The eight remaining behind were glad for once not to be included with Peter, James, and John.
The Gospel of Matthew tells us that there is something more dangerous than taking in something bad, and that is speaking out something that is bad.
We need to put on the Armor of God and leave it on. We should be sleeping in it. This should be our norm. We are here to be spiritual warriors.
Does doubt consume you, or are your prayers moving mountains? Is your faith tossed in the windy seas, or is it anchored in Jesus Christ?