The Opposition Before the Promise

Isaiah 41v10

Has God ever made you a promise that you were eager to see come to pass, but before it could ever manifest, everything that could go wrong did? Maybe you’re in this place now. God has given you a surefire word to stand on (like He did Abraham regarding Isaac), but everything’s hitting the fan. In short, everything going on around you seems like it will make null and void the promise of God, so what should you do and believe? This very thing is what I’ve come to talk to you about today: the opposition that occurs before the promise.  Continue reading

Bloom

Bloom

Bloom where you’re planted…  These four words came to my mind on Wednesday.  I’m always reminded of the stranger who told them to me some years ago when they come to mind.  I was working in a pharmacy at the time; she in a doctor’s office.  She told me how she’d been with that one doctor for 15 (or 17) years, but on starting the job, she had no idea it was where she’d be long term.  But, she said, God had put her there, and “you’ve got to bloom where you’re planted.”  Continue reading

Your Life is a Miracle

Psalm 8-4 (2)

I can remember one day, some time back (last year, I think), I was telling God that I needed a miracle. It was something I had been saying daily, as I was so ready for my season to change (I’m still in that season, by the way). On this particular day after I said it, I heard the Holy Spirit clearly say, “Your whole life is a miracle.”  Continue reading

The Good of the Darkness

Wheat 2

“Truly, truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone.  But if it dies, it bears much fruit.” – Jesus

The verse above is Jesus’ words to His disciples.  To get a better understanding of what He means here, let’s start with a little background information. Continue reading

For Everything There Is a Season

Ecclesiastes 3-1

On a Friday morning, January 29, 2016, as I pondered the words of Ecclesiastes 3:1, which came to me suddenly, Nebuchadnezzar’s story (after glimpsing his name in my Bible) came to mind. Through that story, I was reminded that it is God who ordains our seasons and the length of them for His purposes.  Continue reading

Are You Listening Well?

affliction

Very often during people’s hardships or trials, I hear, or read, them say that God is silent, that He’s not saying anything to them. However, during the hardship (the very trying ordeal) that I find myself in right this minute—and have been in for some time—I feel the exact opposite. Continue reading