Freedom

…before Christ came…we were slaves to the basic spiritual principles of this world. But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children….

Providence

In old classic literature providence was used to describe how God used natural events—however extreme—to demonstrate his power and his care. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) In Daniel DeFoe’s Robinson Crusoe, his protagonist experiences a shipwreck and twenty-eight (28) years stranded on a deserted island to…

Hiding…

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8 (NIV) When my kids were little and we played hide-and-seek they would hide in the same place time after time….

Walking in Faith not Fear – It is for Freedom

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV America is known as the ‘land of the free.’ The Constitution grants freedom to all despite differences in race, economic status, gender, religion, etc. It assumes…

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice!

Psalm 130 ESV Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! O Lord, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my pleas for mercy! If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;my soul waits…

Walking in Faith not Fear – think on these things…

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,…

Walking in Faith not Fear – hope that does not disappoint

Currently an all-encompassing focus on the corona virus (aka COVID19) pervades the globe. In its wake, fear and uncertainty about the future, spread from east to west. But today, my focus isn’t on fear, but on hope. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through…

Walking in Faith not Fear – I will trust You

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT In the early 1990s, I got pregnant while my husband and I prepared to serve as teachers in a…

Walking in Faith not Fear – “I am free from the fear of death.”

Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. John 11:25 NLT My friend, Chistie Thomas, is a children’s book author and has a video channel on YouTube called The Bedtime Devo Mama. This week, she clearly explained how to teach the resurrection of Jesus Christ to children…

Walking in Faith not Fear – "but God meant it for good…"

“…you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.” Genesis 50:20 ESV This quote is from the story of Joseph. He was the eleventh of the twelve sons of Jacob. Joseph was his father’s favorite – and his brothers…