Joyful Prayer in the Midst of Trouble

“I will sing of the LORD’s unfailing love forever! 
Young and old will hear of your faithfulness. 
Your unfailing love will last forever. 
Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens”
(Psalm 89:1-2).

In the midst of his anguish, the psalmist (Ethan) begins his prayer with praise and worship. He recounts God’s majesty, power, mercy, faithfulness, and covenant that David’s descendants would reign as kings forever. Jesus is a descendant of David.

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Faith-Talk … A Review

Do you talk about your faith? How much of that talk is centered around Jesus and how your life has changed because of His great love for you?

Faith Talk shares how the gospel has changed women’s lives and how the gospel continues to impact these women. Their faith talk moves from head knowledge to heart saturation.

“I learned you could have a personal relationship with Jesus. I learned He wasn’t just a fact of life. That Jesus wasn’t just something you learned about at church, but living and active and He wanted to be a part of my life.” Heather Hart

I especially loved the chapter written by Hadassah Treu, “The Greatest Adventure.” She writes of her godly grandmother who shared her Bible with her. My grandmother was also my spiritual mentor in my early years.

“For me, living by faith means remembering God in my everyday struggles and joys, and doing life together with Him.” Hadassah Treu

Father, thank You for these faithful women who are doing life with You. Bless them and keep them. Grow their faith as they walk in Your footsteps. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

I received a copy of the book for my honest review.

Who is Jesus?

Worship and Teaching on 1 Peter 2:13-25
  • Our Jesus is the Christ – the Messiah
  • Our Jesus is the Director of our steps
  • Our Jesus is God’s Son.
  • Our Jesus is our example.
  • Our Jesus knew no sin.
  • Our Jesus submitted to God.
  • Our Jesus submitted to governmental authority.
  • Our Jesus suffered in silence.
  • Our Jesus was beaten and did not open His mouth.
  • Our Jesus was nailed to the cross.
  • Our Jesus asked that the Father forgive.
  • Our Jesus took our sins upon Himself.
  • Our Jesus paid the price that we owed.
  • Our Jesus healed our relationship with God.
  • Our Jesus conquered death by rising from the dead.
  • Our Jesus sits at the right hand of God speaking on our behalf.
  • Our Jesus loves us with an everlasting love.
  • Our Jesus is our Good Shepherd.
  • Our Jesus is the Overseer of our souls.
  • Our Jesus is Salvation.
  • One day, we will see Jesus face to face

Our Jesus is coming again!

  • “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me 
    All the days of my life; 
    And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.”
    Psalm 23:6

Good Shepherd and Overseer of our souls, we are overwhelmed by Your great love for us. We have sinned. Thank You for paying the price of our sins, so that we could be dead to sins and live to righteousness. Be our Lord and Savior. Teach us to follow You, to live for righteousness, and to imitate You. You gave Your all for us. We give our lives to You. In Your holy name, we pray. Amen.

When you think of Jesus,
what is the first word that comes to your mind?

Photo is what is thought to be the empty tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem.

Marriage Changes Everything

Do you remember when you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior? Were you excited? Was Jesus all you could think of?

I was in Vacation Bible School when I accepted Jesus. I bawled convulsively because I was a sinner. The Bible became my friend.

In high school, I continued to read my Bible, but at times, studies, friends, and boys held my thoughts captive. My hunger for more of God decreased, and my thoughts became more worldly. Yet, I began to pray for the man that God was preparing for me. Those prayers led me to form unspoken and unacknowledged expectations. 

Did you daydream about the man you would marry? Did you imagine what he looked like? How he would treat you? What his profession would be? I did.

The day finally came, and I met my man. 

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