Mercy, Grace, And Favor /1

May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 1 Corinthians 1:3 NLT The story is told that one day Francis of Assisi gathered his friends at a remote monastery in central Italy. When he asked them about their journeys, each brother had an exciting tale to report. One had […]

Say The Word: Gratitude

Gratitude, noun: a joyful thankfulness, a desire and readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness; a sentiment of kindness or goodwill toward a benefactor; for the Christian, gratitude includes extending goodness and grace to others as the giver has first received from God. Gratitude has three key components. Gratitude first requires a recognition […]

On Gratitude

When we make it a practice to thank God for His blessings of provision and protection in our life, we never lose sight of Him as our hope in all things.

Gratitude

When you ask God in the morningFor His guidance through the day,Thank Him for the many blessingsHe in love has sent your way.When you’re asking aid from HeavenMingle with your morning prayerA word of praise and gratitudeFor all His kindly care. When you send up your petitionTo the Throne of Grace on High,Thank Him for […]

Gratitude: The Root of Both Goodness And Happiness

“The man bowed low in homage to the Lord.” Genesis 24:26 Tanakh Here we have the Servant of Abraham recognizing and acknowledging the obvious movement of God in the tide of man’s affairs. Some translations say “he bowed his head.” Whether he knelt or bowed his head, “bowed low” expresses an attitude of the heart, […]

On Gratitude And Love This Thanksgiving Week

A Debt Of Gratitude Thanksgiving is a debt. It is something we owe. When we bring our thanks before God, we are recognizing Him as the source of every blessing, every protection, every heartbeat, every rescue from every trial, even when His chosen form of deliverance is just supplying us the perseverance we need to […]

Confidence In Time Of Crisis

I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds. Psalm 77:12 NIVUK Days of trouble must be days of prayer. Seek God untill you find him. Here is the pattern: Express the need (Psalm 77:1-10). Affirm the principle (v 11-15). Cite an example (v 16-20). Repeat.

On Humility And Inescapable Gratitude

Becoming a Christian is an inherently humbling process. Not incidentally humbling. Inherently humbling. And it should work itself out into every dimension of our lives. On inherent humility: “Two men went up to the temple complex to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee took his stand and was praying […]

“I’m Going To Be Praying For You.” Jesus, 33 AD

Jesus is our High Priest, our Intercessor and Advocate to God. Put simply, Jesus is praying for us. For you. For me. The picture of Jesus praying for us is found in God’s Word at John 17:6-28, Christ’s High Priestly Prayer. As Jesus prepared to fulfill His mission on Earth, and to leave his disciples, […]