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Trusting in God

"Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer's; He makes me tread on my high places." Habakkuk 3:17-19 As Christians, we will all agree with the prophet's prayer above. When we get together in church or at social functions, in our conversations we will all say, "Yes, I will trust in the Lord." I believe that we all think this way; however, how will our thinking be when

Please God Not Men

And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men. Colossians 3:23 I once worked with a pastor that told me, before she got into the ministry, she cleaned the bathrooms at the church she was attending at the time. She explained that it wasn’t the most rewarding job, but her goal was to make it as clean as possible because God’s house deserved the best. She did it with all of her heart due to her love for the Lord. Many times we’ll do a job so we can satisfy the status quota for man, but we should be doing our jobs so we can bring glory to God. As humans, we have this innate desire to please our bosses. We want them to see our hard work so that we can climb up the ladder of

Jesus Knows Your Name!

You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. Psalm 139:15-17 NLT Oh, what absolute peace this portion of Scripture gives me. God, the creator of the universe, knows me intimately. He knows my thoughts and my path. We live in a society where we’ve given up much of our identity to numbers. We’d like to think our mail delivery person knows our name, but actually he/she knows the street address and zip code before he knows our name. Can a woman f

The Way to the Cross

"And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest! Matthew 21:8-9 The Bible tells us that even when Jesus told His disciples that He was going to Jerusalem to be delivered up, mocked, insulted and scourged and that they would kill Him, His disciples didn't understand what He was saying. Jesus was on a mission from the Father. Very soon after what is called His "triumphal entry," Jesus would complete all that the Father asked Him to