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Never Give Up

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 You are God – there is no other. You are God – there is none like You. Almighty is Your Name. You are the first and the last. Alpha and Omega. Beginning and end. I am the Lord’s servant. His splendor displayed. My reward is with my God. He is my strength. Light of…

Forgive and Never Forget

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Scarlet turned to snow. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Rebellion met with red. Nothing is greater than His blood. Nothing it won’t restore, reconcile, redeem. Covenant blood poured out for many. Sin drenched with love. By His stripes, I am healed.…

Tree of Life

Fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true. Bear and abide. Branch attached to vine. Fruit bearing branches pruned. Encouraged to bear even more. Heart’s produce praises God. Acknowledges His Name. Father glorifying fruit. Vine identification. Spirit of life and peace. Humility and gentleness. Love bearing fruit full of sap and green. Grapes never gathered from thorn bushes. Figs won’t grow from thistles. Good trees grow good fruit. Taste and see that the Lord…

Heaven’s Hope

For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 Beloved, do not fear. He wipes away every tear and death is no more. Mourning, crying and pain are gone. Former things passed away. My Father’s house has many rooms. He’s prepared one just for you. It’s beyond imagination. Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame. He is…

Same Sex Attraction: A Battle with Shame

Today, I give you a gift in the form of a post written by guest blogger, Sam Renee Bartee. God connected Sam and I through Instagram where I discovered her blog and devotion to Christ. Reading her writing humbles and inspires me – I pray I live my faith boldly and proclaim Him fearlessly the way Sam does. This is a post you want to read and share. I hated myself - every part and portion down to the last…

Surf’s Up

“Surfing alone among sports, generates laughter at its very suggestion, and this is because it turns not a skill into an art, but an inexplicable and useless urge into a vital way of life.” -- Matt Warshaw, Former Professional Surfer Judgment. An opinion pronounced. Pronounced with disapproval. A teeter-totter where I'm up and you're down. Many cite judgment as the reason they avoid church and Christians in general. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came…

I’m A Skunk

There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. Mark 7:15 Without a doubt my greatest challenge and sin are the words I say. Words said in anger. Words said to make a pointed point. Words said to punish. Words said carelessly without thought. Wounding words I can’t retrieve. Things I say to impress and elevate self. Gossip and slander.…

Follow Me

In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples. Luke 14:33 I’m past the point of believing Christian life is a formula and if you just do everything the right way you’ll be blessed, loved, saved. The truth is God just wants me – all of me. He’s for my eternal good. My forever. He sees the big picture and knows what will destroy me and because He loves me,…

Pity the Fool

“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” --Mark Twain Fools and Folly. The word fool is used 71 times in the book of Proverbs alone. God uses foolish things to shame wise. When God asks Solomon what he wants – riches, health, success, power – Solomon asks for a discerning heart to distinguish between right and wrong. He asks for wisdom. The Lord…

Rip Tide

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Revelation 2:5 Undertow of sin carries me far from shore. Arteries so clogged with my will, His lifeblood can’t get through. No longer my first love, the Lord becomes a consolation prize. A…