Drawing Near: As If You Sat Right Beside Me

Abba! Father! You caught me off guard. Like a wave that drenches me unexpectedly… Refreshingly Delightfully! You washed over me in a love so warm and personal… As if You sat right beside me, embracing me with a joyous smile stretched across Your holy face. And I’m still in awe. Thank You for Your love […]

Discovering God’s Names: El Roi

photo credit: 0239 via photopin (license)   “Then she called the name of the LORD who spoke to her, ‘Thou art a God who sees’; for she said, ‘Have I even remained alive here after seeing Him?’” Genesis 16:13, Nasb After being used and mistreated, she ran away. I can’t blame her. Hagar must have […]

Doing Life: Loving the Afflicted

photo credit: Desperate via photopin (license)   ” He laid His hands upon her; and immediately she was made erect again, and began glorifying God.” Luke 13:13, NASB I wonder why she was there. This “daughter of Abraham … whom Satan … bound for eighteen long years” (Lk. 13:16), happened to be at a synagogue […]

Doing Life: Much

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photo credit: The Past via photopin (license) “Therefore I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; that’s why she loved much. But the one who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47, HCSB What was she doing there? Upon invitation, Jesus ate at Simon the Pharisee’s house. A certain someone, known as an immoral woman, […]

Prayer Partners: Learning to Live

“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” 1 John 4:9, NASB Loving Father in heaven, It’s been a busy day–the plans I formed were set aside for plans You possessed. And it is good. I […]

Prayer Partners: Your Love

Lord, I’m desperate for Your comfort, guidance, and peace. Unable to manufacture that on my own, I turn to You for provision. Your Word promises nothing can separate me from Your love. So I’m breathing that truth in … cherishing it. Your love renews and reinforces me. When life perplexes, Your love restores my vision. Gently, fiercely, You hold […]

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