Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Self-focus of Self-condemnation


So long as we focus upon shortcomings we want to correct in ourselves in order to be (or to appear) more worthy, we are off-base.  Christ covered the whole of our sin at the Cross; we do not need to push forward in determination to do a better job. Our daily challenge is to fall back into the forgiveness purchased us by Christ.  It is only from a perspective of  giving way to the blessed forgiveness that is ours through the Cross that we can say (and mean it) "Thy will be done."  

Lord release us from the self-focus of self-condemnation, and direct our focus, energies, and labors to those of Your choosing for us.  

Thy will be done.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Trust, Know, Focus...


Remember what you have learned through Scripture and prayer. Hold in trust to what you have been taught. Remember you were saved because you believed what you heard, not by earning your way.  

Though you have waited long, the waiting has been bearable because of the sweetness of His presence in moments like these, moments when you remember His love, imagine His face, and look forward to what you have been promised.  

Don't give way to discouragement. You are at the very threshold to freedom from the ills that have plagued you for so long. The sweetness of His presence is around you like a scent of freshness and renewal that is unfolding before you.  Don't be afraid.  

The Lord is with you. Don't give up. Rest and wait in trust. 

You are almost there.  

The First and Greatest Commandment


Thursday, May 18, 2023


"...we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure..."  

Hebrews 6:18-19.  

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Monday, May 15, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Sunday, May 7, 2023