A Prayerful Acrostic

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”  (Matthew 7:7) A – Activate your prayer – simply start!  (James 4:2b) S – Seek the Lord – seek His kingdom and will in your life...

Tending the Garden

“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way.” (Matt. 13:24-25) Tares are a problematic weed, a trailing vetch plant that has compound...

Life Happens…Trust Always!

"All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose."  (Romans 8:28) Life happens suddenly.  Each day situations suddenly come into our life.  Some are good, some are not so good.  Nevertheless, in every situation...

Trusting in God’s Goodness

“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10a) I don’t know about you, but I find that trusting God is easier said than done at times.  When I’m not sleeping because my soul is screaming I find it difficult to “be still” even though...

Psalm 20:7

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”  (Psalm 20:7) According to the Law of Moses, Israel could not have horses or chariots.  This would make going into battle against an army that had such...

A Hebrew Pictograph of Trust

I thought it would be neat to take a look today at God’s letters of light and see what kind of spiritual picture the Hebrew word for trust would paint. The Hebrew word for trust is batach בתח (pronounced baw-tach’; Strong’s # 982) and means to...

Rebuild with Prayer

It's interesting to note that this root word for prayer (palal) is found in the son of Uzai, named Palal. Palal was sent to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 3:25). The literal connection is that his name means "judge." The spiritual connection is...

Wow!

“But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.” (Psalm 115:3) It blows my mind, nevertheless it’s true that God, in His good pleasure He decided to set up the universe so that man would partner with Him! God doesn’t need us – but He...

Your Sphere

“You do not have because you do not ask God.”  (James 4:2b NIV) James 4:2 is teaching us our prayers cause things to happen that wouldn’t happen if we didn’t pray (ask God). As you walk through the office or grocery store today remember that God may...

Charles Spurgeon on Luke 11:9

“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Luke 11:9) Predestination embraceth the great and the little, and reacheth unto all things; the question is, wherefore pray? Might...