Standing in assurance and dignity

Standing in assurance and dignity

If God is for us, who can be against us? ~ Romans 8:31, ESV ~ We have a place to stand. Faith and trust in God leads to standing in dignity and assurance. Our confidence is not beget within ourselves. Our confidence, courage, and wisdom is beget through the intimate relationship we have with our [...]

Nature and Power of Surrender

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 [...]

The importance of prayer and meditation

The importance of prayer and meditation

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  ~Philippians 4:6, ESV ~  God is listening. He desires to hear from us. Paul, the Apostle, writes to the Church in Thessalonica: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the [...]

Our Refuge and Our Fortress

Our Refuge and Our Fortress

I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." ~Psalm 91:2 - ESV ~ ~ Read: Genesis 7-8; Psalm 3:1-4; Proverbs 1:20-22; and Matthew 4:1-25 ~ On April 22, 1864, Congress approved the national motto "In God We Trust" to be printed on the 2-cent coins. Thereafter, [...]