The Word Is Truth

December 15, 2017Daily Reading

Most of us know that when you put your ear up to the inside of a shell, you can hear what sounds like the ocean.  You could take that shell home and put it on your coffee table to admire.  However, when the shell is sitting on the coffee table, you cannot hear this “ocean” sound unless you pick it up.  This is exactly how the Word of God works.  We can’t hear the Word of God if we don’t pick up our Bibles and listen by reading what’s in … Read More

Meditating In The Word Causes Prosperity and Success

December 14, 2017Daily Reading

The Bible is full of God’s promises and commands, and I had read this verse many times (Joshua 1:8), but it did not impact or changed my life until I read it and accepted as a command from God. Accepting it as a command from God pushed me to be consistent on studying and meditating on the Word on a daily basis.  It changed my life tremendously.  Before being consistent, I was always rushing in the morning and in a bad mood.  I usually put my daughter on the bus … Read More

The Word Gives Us Faith, Truth, Wisdom, and Strength

December 13, 2017Daily Reading

I remember going through a season of my Christian walk where I was told to “trust your feelings.”  We were taught with good intentions meaning to feel for the Holy Spirit, but there was an over-emphasis on that “feeling” word. Sometimes when we are seeking for an answer from God in hard times – and even any time – some of us feelings are how we hear God’s voice.  At times we even trust it more than what God has already said in His word for us.  It’s easy to … Read More

The Benefits of Keeping The Word

December 12, 2017Daily Reading

“but his delight is in the law[a] of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.  He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.  In all that he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3 It is one thing to know the Word of God, but quite another thing to keep God’s Word. What’s the difference?  Faith is believing in what God’s Word says, HIS promises, commandments and God’s redemptive story.  Active faith! Psalm … Read More

Sharing The Word With Children

December 11, 2017Daily Reading

We know from the Bible that children are very important to Christ.  In Matthew 19, Jesus tells his disciples to allow the children to come to him so he can lay hands on them and pray for them.  He also stresses the importance of having a childlike faith.  But where does that faith come from?  We are born with limited understanding of God our creator, but we must be taught about His goodness. Deuteronomy 11: 19 Teach them to your children…when you sit at home…walk along the road…lie down and … Read More

The Holy Spirit Will Guide You In The Word

December 9, 2017Daily Reading

Sometimes when we approach the Word of God, we have a spirit of timidity because we fear the God of the universe won’t speak to us.  We see our past, we see our mistakes and we think why would He talk to me? Or maybe your fear is different.  Maybe your fear is you won’t be able to hear Him or you won’t understand what you are reading. Here is what I know:  God doesn’t speak “Fear.” John 14: 26 The Holy Ghost…shall teach you, and bring to your remembrance … Read More

Obeying God’s Word Shows We Know and Love Jesus

December 8, 2017Daily Reading

That second winter of our marriage, as Claude and I held our firstborn son of two months, we knew we were in trouble.  This barely-five-pounds-at-birth child’s every inclination seemed to run contrary to anything that made us comfortable.  He was born by emergency c-section; his colicky tummy made me give up the idea of cloth diapers in a heartbeat; his erratic nursing pattern left me engorged and miserable; he was relaxed in his Dad’s arms only in the most awkward positions; of course, what little sleep pattern he had ran … Read More

God’s Word is Eternally True and Never Fails

December 7, 2017Daily Reading

Eternal truth – what is it? Christianity is God reaching down. He always makes the first move – whether in Genesis when He created the heavens and earth by speaking into existence, then created man and woman giving them breath.  But God didn’t stop there – in the New Testament he sent Jesus, His son, to earth to live and walk among us to show the way and finally the Holy Spirit to live within each of us.  Throughout history and today God is reaching down to say to His … Read More

God’s Word is Our Spiritual Weapon

December 6, 2017Daily Reading

Ever since I was a little girl, I remember reading and memorizing Psalm 23.  I had no idea the impact it had on my life until I began to look back and reflect on all the times I know God was present in my life. I was a child who went to church with a neighbor or family member when they took us.  I always thought of it as a fun time at Sunday school with the other kids.  Little did I know God was watering a seed my mom … Read More

The Power of the Word

December 5, 2017Daily Reading

The saying goes, “sticks and stones can break my bones but names (or words) will never hurt me.”  I don’t fully subscribe to this idea because our words are powerful.  Individually, in pairs, as sentences or paragraphs, words have power to build up or tear down.  By the simplicity of words, our complex universe was created.  So why do we struggle at times with the power of God’s Word?  Is it because the words of man, so near, so clear, so ready and accessible to our senses and situations, can … Read More