James 1:1-4 teaches us the simple and practical truth. That through our faith, patience helps us endure suffering, and the wisdom we gain helps us make the necessary changes and adjust according to the circumstances. Yes – it is true. In the storms of life, we do not have the power and authority to change the tempest. We are empowered to adjust those sails.
... Is my hand shortened, that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? ... ~ Isaiah 50:2 - ESV ~ Radically surrendering our lives and will over to God is no easy task. Yet, those parts of ourselves we attempt to keep hidden, and keep back from God, means we lack awareness of … Continue reading Hope in God’s divine power
There is a stark difference between costly and cheap recovery. Cheap recovery is the single most deadly enemy. An enemy of one’s effort toward a healthy and well-meaningful and purposeful life. We are fighting for costly recovery. What is cheap recovery? It is a cut rate recovery journey where there is minimal cost with supposed … Continue reading Costly Recovery
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
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 … Continue reading The importance of prayer and meditation
So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” ~ Hebrews 13:6, ESV ~ Since we are finding our way through recovery, we become aware of our hope. A genuine and sincere hope for the future. No matter how dire our circumstances appear. There is a divine … Continue reading Hope for our journey
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake ~ Matthew 5:11 ~ One of the challenges facing each of us are those who continue to be torn with hate. They despise the turning and transformation of our lives toward … Continue reading When we return good for reproach