Do Not Be Discouraged

He does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.  For as high as the heavens are above the earth,  so great is his love for those who fear him;  as far as the east is from the west,  so far has he removed our transgressions from us.  (Psalm 103:10-12)  When you hear the names Gideon or Samson what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is your first thought about Gideon’s Continue reading Do Not Be Discouraged

What is the Essential Ingredient for Life?

This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4b NIV) Faith is the potent, energetic, active ingredient essential to life. Faith refuses to accept any situation as it is, or as unchangeable. Faith believes that God is active in every situation. Faith moves forward in grace and love with God’s wisdom. Faith sees God’s creative alternatives when surrounded by sin, death and destruction. Faith wins moral and spiritual victories, alongside temporal victories. Faith knows Continue reading What is the Essential Ingredient for Life?

Abraham’s Story

When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. (2 Sam 23:3-4 NIV)  A life anchored in faith, living as a citizen of heaven, sets you free to enjoy everything this world, God’s creation, has to offer. As a person of faith you can live here and now your life to Continue reading Abraham’s Story

Rahab’s Story

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.(Prov 3:5-6 NIV) Men from all over the known world came through her door to stay at her place. Over the years they told many stories. Stories of the Nile River teeming with frogs, and grasshoppers. Tales of flies swarming across Egypt and unprecedented thunderstorms and hail storms. People described to her Continue reading Rahab’s Story