Day 5: Rest in the Lord

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him…

Ps 37:7

It is difficult to enjoy the rest that God daily provides us when we become preoccupied with worrying, complaining, judging others, and the like. I encourage you to rest in the Lord today. Amen.

Much love.

JC ©2015

P.S.: I was nominated by a dear friend for a challenge to share a Bible verse everyday for 7 days. I hope that this post blesses you.

Day 4: A Grateful Heart

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Gratefulness is one of the best ways to achieve a merry heart and, as we well know, a merry heart does wonders (Proverbs 17:22). In a day and time when complaining has almost become second nature, we must remember to give thanks even for the little things.

Much love.

JC ©2015

P.S.: I was nominated by a dear friend for a challenge to share a Bible verse everyday for 7 days. I hope that this post blesses you.

Day 3: The Good

for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

There are many nice people in the world today. That is a good thing. However, many times, people are nice because they expect something in return or because they need to look good. This is only human nature. Continue reading Day 3: The Good

Day 2: Burnout

My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Psalms‬ ‭73‬:‭26‬

In our fast-paced culture it is easy to experience burnout, especially when you are giving your best and are not getting the desired outcomes. Thinking of this brings to mind a familiar passage:

Continue reading Day 2: Burnout

Day 1: Quench Your Thirst

Two nights ago, I stumbled across some notes I took a few years ago while trying to follow a 21-day challenge by Pastor Kerry Shook. The first of the reference verses jumped at me as I read. My God. I had seen and read this verse many times before but it just became so real to me in a different way than I had always thought about it.

Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again.

John 4:13

Continue reading Day 1: Quench Your Thirst

I Will Sing: Faith

A Holistic Journey

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Unless you’re helplessly tone-deaf, you’ll hear the unvarnished attempt of a songwriter
whose gift wasn’t singing. I can’t help wince at my voice but if the Scriptures sung in crude,
bare worship should bless anyone, the embarrassment will have been worth it. I thought
the song of hope would take us nicely from the last post Beauty From Ashes to the
one that’s coming up. You can zoom for the lyrics. Thanks for listening. Love, Me.

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Jonah’s Rage – Giving Up Control

But God said to Jonah, “Do you do well to be angry for the plant?” And he said, “Yes, I do well to be angry, angry enough to die.” And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?”
Jonah 4:9-11

A quick background story: God had sent Jonah on sort of a ‘special op’ – into dangerous territory, to deliver a not-so-friendly message. And because Jonah knew how God often operated, he was banking on watching Nineveh burn because he was sure the people there would not change their ways. But when Jonah’s message of doom reached the king of Nineveh – notice that Jonah did not personally deliver the message to the king – something unexpected happened: the king ordered all his people to repent and seek God, hoping that God would turn away His promised punishment (Jonah 3:6-9). Guess what happened next? God did turn away His promised punishment when He saw their sincere repentance; but for Jonah, this was a very upsetting development. Nineveh deserved to be punished! Continue reading Jonah’s Rage – Giving Up Control