Daily Hope & a Prayer – Day 24

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (AMP) Dear Father, I thank you for not leaving me alone {Read More}

Not for Wimps {and a link-up}

God never promised us that His path would be an easy one. In fact, unlike what some would have you to believe, the path that leads to the promises of God can sometimes seem lonely, quiet, and bewildering. It can leave us bent over on our knees, praying alone in the dark, and sweating drops of blood as we agonize over the betrayal of those we love. If you don’t believe me, just ask Christ. The truth is, a walk that aligns {Read More}

Daily Hope & a Prayer – Day 23

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 (ESV) Dear Father, I {Read More}

Burrowing in Busyness

  God has been trying to bring me into quiet time with Him lately, but I’ve been very resistant. It isn’t that I don’t want to spend quiet time with Him. I am undeniably, madly, in love with Christ.  But, well, I have been fighting one of the most intense spiritual battles of my life. And the truth is, there is nowhere to hide in the quiet. So I stay busy. Even when I don’t have to. It’s beginning to {Read More}

The Joyful Reward of Obscurity

“That’s why my cup is running over. This is the assigned moment for him to move into the center, while I slip off to the sidelines. – John 3:29-30 (MSG) Obscurity: The state of being pushed in the shadows, sidelined, no longer known or unknown. Clearly, this is not a celebrated quality in our notoriety-driven society. From very young ages we are taught the value of wealth and fame. Either directly or indirectly, we acquire values through music, entertainment, literature, {Read More}