Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide God has proved Himself to be my provider more times than I can count. He has made a way for me when there was no visible way out of my mess—often a mess I foolishly created for myself. The name “Jehovah Jireh” implies that not only will God … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 4
El-Shaddai – God, the All-Sufficient One While El Shaddai is often translated “God Almighty,” it may have been more nuanced in the original Hebrew. Some say it is derived from the word “sadu” which means mountain and conveys the idea of towering strength. Others believe it came from “shad” meaning “breast.” In that scenario it … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 3
Journal page For instructions on using the journal pages, go here. By all accounts, Moses’s time on Mt. Sinai with God was wonderous. Paul tells that when Moses came down from the mountain, his face was still so bright with the reflection of God’s glory that he wore a veil so that followers could bear … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 2
Journal Page Introduction Back in Bible times, names had real meaning. They expressed a lot about the nature and character of a person. For example, after He promised Abram that He would make him the Father of Many Nations, God changed his name to Abraham. His name went from “Exalted Father” to “Father of a … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 1
From earliest childhood, if like me, you were taken to church regularly, you were taught to sing, “Jesus Loves Me.” After all, the Bible tells me so. From there we were taught the benefits of that love, i.e., if we were good little children—said our prayers and didn’t snatch toys from other children—we would go … Continue reading Make God Bigger
I was listening to an audiobook recently that made an interesting assertion about Satan. The author stated that the devil does not believe the Word of God. He sincerely believes that he can figure it out, rewrite the script and defeat God. It got me to thinking, why wouldn’t he? He looks at “things seen” … Continue reading Is Satan the Original Narcissist?
Top of the list of things you can do to increase your peace and joy in these crazy times is to read the Bible. Oh, no. Bible reading has become one of those legalistic “must do’s” that most of us have decided we don’t have to do any more. As Christians, we listen to preachers, … Continue reading Give Me Life Through Your Word!
So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. – James 1:21 (NLT) One thing I took away from last month’s fast was a deeper conviction that knowing and believing the promises … Continue reading Time to Scrub Up!
July is coming to a close. I set this month aside to seek God for the next chapter in my life. This is on the run-up to my birthday next month. What is it about birthdays that makes us so introspective? We tend to look back on our lives and examine the wins and losses. … Continue reading Maximum Health for Maximum Service
There are lots of reasons to seek change. Zig Ziglar asked the question, “Is there something you could do in the next 24 hours to make your life worse?” It was a back-handed way of making the point that our actions affect the outcome of our lives. We know we can screw it up even … Continue reading You Will Be Perfect!