Joseph may have prepared the tomb for his own purposes, but it ended up playing an important role in God’s purposes. It became the place for Jesus’s resurrection from the dead.Read More When Our Purposes Become God’s Purpose
I don’t know if I am who God made me to be. Is it possible he made me broken or have I been broken?Read More Prayer Journey — Why Did You Make Me This Way?
It is good to give thanks to the LORD And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning And Your faithfulness by night, With the ten-stringed lute and with the harp, With resounding music upon the lyre. For You, O LORD, have made me glad by what […]Read More Sunday Praise
Have you found out everything that was written concerning you? This Book was written as much about you as about Jesus Christ. You must find out what it says about you.Read More Friday Faith — Our Purpose
“Believe that there is purpose in things; that in Christ, the revelation of God, you can see what that purpose is…”Read More Friday Faith — Fulfill Your Purpose
It can be hard to understand God’s purposes. Our limited vision only enables us to see what is present in our lives, not God’s ultimate plan. It can cause us to question what God calls us or others to do. In Mathew 16:21-23, “Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, […]Read More Out of My Way
I do not always understand your ways dear Lord. I do not see your purpose in suffering; the reason for our pain. In the deepest, darkest days of despair, when I plead for an explanation, it is difficult to see anything good in it. Yet this week you blessed me with a glimpse of purpose […]Read More Prayer Journey — Fruit from Suffering
How willing are you to leave the safety and security of your home or church or work to go where the Lord leads you? How inclined would you be to go if you were also told, “By the way, there’s this group of people waiting to devour you.” I’m not so sure I would be […]Read More Go!
Are you running the race God laid out for you or are you too busy wishing you were running someone else’s race; too envious of what others have that you don’t have?Read More Prayer Journey — Stay in Your Lane
You can sense the admiration in the crowd. People are impressed with Jesus. This man, a carpenter’s son, is teaching like a scholar. But Jesus is quick to divert them from focusing on the person.Read More Selfless or Selfish Motivation