The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
The Lord is my shepherd,
Since the day Donald Trump was sworn into office, the partisan divide in America has grown deeper and more contentious by the day. The bickering and rancor on Capitol Hill got so bad that a few months ago Rev. Patrick Conroy, chaplain to the House of Representatives, prayed to cast out demonic spirits from the House chamber. That prayer went viral on social media.
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P75 – The earliest manuscript of the Luke’s gospel, (2nd/3rd century AD). Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons Many people approach the Christmas story in the Bible the same way they do the story of jolly old St. Nick. It’s a nice tradition to celebrate during the festive season, and possibly…
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At times I wonder if this world can survive until 2024! However, I am also absolutely certain of God’s sovereignty, and His Word tells us to “do business” until He returns! (Luke 19:13) I have always appreciated Nikki Haley’s commitment to walk with the Lord, and her…
On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a great valley, with half of the mountain moving north and half moving south. You will flee by my mountain valley, for it will extend to Azel. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the Lord my God will come, and all the holy ones with him.
I have been hearing so much lately from fellow believers about trials and suffering, and they wonder, “where is God in all of this?” It’s easy to feel abandoned when everything seems to be caving in and piling up all around us. But know for certain that God sees you. He has not left you. The days are quickly coming when our faith will be severely tested. Perhaps today is the day He has chosen to test our faith in the fires of adversity, so that when those days come we will stand firm and steadfast in Him.
Many people would like to know the answer to this question. Many more want proof of a material kind when it comes to God. They want to see Him, touch Him, know for a fact that He exists. I think that’s entirely understandable, especially when you consider the ramifications of handing your life over to someone or something that isn’t actually visible. Not to mention the consequences of not doing so, should He turn out to be exactly who He has claimed to be all along.
Jesus answered, “If I honor Myself, My honor is nothing. It is My Father who honors Me, of whom you say that He is your God. Yet you have not known Him, but I know Him. And if I say, ‘I do not know Him,’ I shall be a liar like you; but I do know Him and keep His word. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see My day, and he saw it and was glad.” Then the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.”
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but does not have works? Can this kind of faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm and eat well,” but you do not give them what the body needs, what good is it? So also faith, if it does not have works, is dead being by itself. But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith without works and I will show you faith by my works.
Now this is the gospel message we have heard from him and announce to you: God is light, and in him there is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth.1 John 1:5-6 NEThttps://bible.com/bible/107/1jn.1.5-6.NET Cover…
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” ~Deuteronomy 31:8
Do you struggle to believe that God loves you? That He will never leave you nor forsake you? That He longs to bless and care for you? Be assured, God loves you with an undying, heroic love!
I came across this verse the other morning during my reading and I was pierced to the heart with conviction. As I read it over and over, I came to two realizations: First – This verse is a summation of what God expects of us at the most basic level in our relationships with each other and ultimately, with Him. Sort of a ‘rule of thumb’ to live by, if you will. And secondly – I’m not fully doing any of these things. And if I’m not fully doing these things, is what little I do acceptable in the eyes of God?
Greetings, Fellow Bloggers!
This past month and a half have been quite the adventure. And definitely NOT what I had in mind when I set out on this sabbatical. Which, ironically has only served to further my conviction that this time away has been prescribed by God. And has also unfolded exactly as He had in mind.
Hello World! My name is Grandma Fowler, and I am an ordinary grandmother who loves to write about her passions. Honestly, I believe I have something to say, but so far, blogs that I have published in the past do not reflect my sentiments. With that being said…move over kids. Grandma’s back in town and she is calling for all other grandparents who love writing and are curious about the latest blogging phenomenon on the internet to join her…being computer savvy creatures or not!
Good Day, Fellow Bloggers!
After much prayer and consideration, I’ve decided to embark on a Sabbatical!
Meet Daily Thankful @ Daily Hopeful! Daily’s blog posts are a welcome dose of Truth and Encouragement each day. Sometimes even surprising me as to their relevance at the moment I find them in my reader. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with Daily’s site. I’ve included the About page below, as well as a recent blog post which I found especially relevant to me. I hope you’ll take the time to visit and introduce yourself!
Meet Crissy (Sonrisa) @ Living By Faith! Sonrisa’s blog posts are a welcome dose of Truth and Encouragement each day. Her faith is contagious and her commitment to her Savior is so evident in her words. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting her, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with Sonrisa’s site. I’ve included her Welcome page below, as well as one of her blog posts which I find full of truth! I hope you’ll take the time to visit and introduce yourself!
Today it is my great pleasure to introduce to you: Meet Ann @ Seeking Divine Perspective! Ann is the author of The Awakening Series shown below –which I’m looking forward to checking out– as well as a very prolific blogger! If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Ann, please take this opportunity to…
For many things in life, that’s really the question isn’t it? Who sets the standard? And what qualifies them to do so? In today’s society, where there seems to be no absolutes, one might even wonder if there are any standards.
Today it is my great pleasure to introduce to you: James @ Running The Race is about as real as it gets. If you’re looking for raw honesty and an unpretentious approach, then this is the place you’ll find it. But be warned, he doesn’t mince words. And he is sometimes hard-hitting. You may even…