Genuine and authentic repentance

but declared first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem and throughout all the region of Judea, and also to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds in keeping with their repentance. ~ Acts 26:20, ESV ~ When we turn from our shipwrecked lives. When we turn toward a Sovereign and Divine Heavenly Father. What we … Continue reading Genuine and authentic repentance

Reassurance in times of trouble

Read and Meditate on Genesis 21:1-21. Focus on verses 8-14. Pray for God to guide you when faced with difficult decisions Our study in the life and character of Abraham brings us to understand the dynamic relationship between Ishmael and Isaac. What we understand is this: Ishmael was the first born of a slave woman Sarah … Continue reading Reassurance in times of trouble

Transformed by the love of Christ

For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. ~ Colossians 3:3, ESV ~ Christ's love is one where it transforms us. It changes everything about who we are. Christ's love is perfect and steadfast. He cares for us, despite our failings and wayward ways. It is through Christ's love that we … Continue reading Transformed by the love of Christ

A pattern of good behavior

Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, ~ Titus 2:7, ESV ~ When we were under bondage of our substance use, we exhibited character defects of manipulation. Hiding our substance use from family and friends. Even attempting to walk in the illusion we are hiding our … Continue reading A pattern of good behavior

Nature and Power of Surrender

In the first installment of this series, we explored the Nature and Power of Honesty. In the second installment, we focused on the Nature and Power of Belief and Hope. Today, we will explore the Nature and Power of Surrender. This step confronts, conflicts, and challenges us to sacrifice self. It is the first step where action … Continue reading Nature and Power of Surrender

Fulfilling His Promise

Read and meditate on Genesis 21:1-21  Pray and meditate on patience as we wait on the Lord to fulfill His promises Sarah laughed at the prospect of her ability to bear a child this late in life (see Genesis 17:17 and 18:12). However, at the appointed time, the Lord fulfilled his promise. Despite the ridicule … Continue reading Fulfilling His Promise