When in doubt, Praise God!

Remember GodThomas came with doubts, did Jesus turn him away?  No.  God never turns away the sincere heart. Tough questions do not stump God. He invites our inquiries. What concerns you?  What occupies your mind?  Talk to God.  Pray and read the Bible.  God can restore you.  He can heal you.

Doubt is a threat to faith – it leaves no room for the hope of faith that is rooted in the assurance of faith.

Here is some scripture to remember:

Praise the Lord for the glory of his name; worship the Lord because he is holy.
Psalm 29:2

Sing praises to the Lord, you who belong to him; praise his holy name.
Psalm 30:4

Come, let’s worship him and bow down. Let’s kneel before the Lord who made us,
because he is our God and we are the people he takes care of and the sheep that he tends.
Psalm 95:6–7

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God’s Word is a lamp to my feet

God's Word - Ink BottlePsalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

As we make our way through this dark and confused world, we should use the Word of God personally, practically, and regularly.  God’s Word provides light to walk without stumbling.  His Word reveals the truth to us. Continue Reading

Q/A What is your translation of choice when it comes to the Word of God? Why?

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My preference is to use both NASB and NKJV.  The NASB (New American Standard Bible) is a literal word-for-word translation and retain as much of the original grammar and sentence structure as possible.  In addition, the KJV (King James Version) and the NKJV (New King James Version) are also literal, but if we compare them to the NASB, the NASB is the most literal. Continue Reading

Loving God with All Your Strength

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Loving God with All Your Strength

Loving God with all your strength means having an intimate relationship with Him and having that constant awareness that we are walking with Him.  We should go through our day with the awareness of serving and pleasing Him.  We should offer ourselves as living sacrifices and not be conformed to this world. Continue Reading

Prophecies found in Psalm 22

Psalm 22This is really neat!  I wanted to share this information about prophecies I learned in Psalm 22.

The opening words of Psalm 22, from Jesus on the cross, points us to the almost unbearable tension tearing apart one wrestling with both the closeness of his relationship with his heavenly Father and the grim darkness of evil, suffering, and alienation.  Through the darkness and through death, God’s purposes were to be fulfilled. Continue Reading

Patience – Waiting for God’s Lead

Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

How often do we find ourselves rushing into a decision? Do you catch yourself thinking if you don’t act quickly enough that an opportunity is missed? Do you ask yourself, “What am I waiting for? Just do it.” but don’t think of the implications or ramifications that will follow? Do you sincerely ask yourself, “If I make this decision, what will happen to my family? My job? Will this bring me closer to the Lord?” God will never tell us to do anything that would set us back spiritually. Continue Reading