“As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to the, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her.  Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” – Matt. 21:1-3 (NIV)

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Known by God

But now, this is what the LORD says–he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel; “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”Isaiah 43:1-2


  • Do I believe that God has summoned me by name, and that He will be with me when I feel spiritually lost?
  • Do I believe that God has a specific purpose just for me on this earth?
  • Why does God guarantee that He will be with me during life’s trials, but doesn’t necessarily prevent those trials from taking place?

Sometimes we assume that because we believe in God and have faith and trust in Him that He will protect us from grief and hardship. But that isn’t necessarily true. We live in a broken world, and that means that most of us will not walk through life unscathed. We must remember that God walks with us–He doesn’t send us off alone to forge through the wilderness. He accompanies us every step of the way–through deep waters, through the blazing fires of life. He knows each of us by name, intimately and thoroughly–our fears, our flaws, our deepest desires. And He guides each of us on our own, individual path … going before us and coming behind us as we navigate the hills and valleys of life.

Ask for change: Lord, help me to trust that You are here, right here with me. Help me to know with utter confidence that You will never leave me alone.
Consider what’s real: It’s easy to trust God in good times, when life rolls along smoothly and our worries are few. The key, of course, is to know that He is with us even when we feel alone, even when we might feel abandoned in the midst of our spiritual wilderness. The next time you are in such a desolate place, take a moment to reflect on other difficult times in the past that you survived with God at your side. And know that He’s got your back today.Source: Culled from Crosswalkmail.


“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:18-19


As we prepare to celebrate Easter please join me to study these thought provoking devotionals from Oswald Chambers called “My Utmost For His Highest”.  It is my conviction that God will touch our hearts in a special way.  He declares that He is doing a new thing. Let us lay hold of what He has for us.

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Working Together, We Can Accomplish More

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10 NIV).
God put us on Earth to do a certain work that only we can do. Ephesians says that God created us to do good works and that he planned in advance what we would spend our lives doing. However, he didn’t plan for us to do that work alone. We need people to work with us.

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May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the word – Galatians 6:14 NIV.


In our day the cross has become a piece of jewelry.  It is something attractive that people identify with.  A polite person would not even mention the cross in public.  It would be like our talking about the gallows or the gas chamber or the electric chair.  Nailing someone to a cross was the worst form of execution in Paul’s day.