A Blank Only God Can Fill

Excerpt from “The Word For You Today” Maranatha Bible Church “The heart is a God-shaped blank, and only God can fill it.” In “Through the Valley of the Kwai: From Death-Camp Despair to Spiritual Triumph,” Ernest Gordon writes about American soldiers who were captured, tortured, and starved by the Japanese in the Malay Peninsula in…

Hope

Hope is the word for today! * “Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off.” -Proverbs 24:14 The first time the word hope is found is in the book of Naomi. A woman filled with hopelessness. Her husband…

After The Fall Of Pride Comes Wisdom

“Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” -Proverbs 13:10 Fools do not listen to counsel. They like to think their way is better, won’t listen to reason and will ultimately fail. Chaos ensues when the prideful behavior comes. Pride clutters our brains and hearts, leaving no…

No Worries

Pray more, worry less.  God takes care of the birds and the beasts, the flowers and all of nature… what makes you think He won’t take care of you?  Worry will not add anything positive to your life! See what Matthew 6:25-34 has to say. 25“That is why I tell you not to worry about…

Wisdom: Our Solid Foundation

“Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” -Matthew 7:24  We all know what happens when a sand castle is built it eventually gets washed away by the ocean or perhaps someone comes along and steps all over it,…

Grace & Mercy

HAVE THE ATTITUDE OF CHRIST “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ?  Any comfort from his love?  Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate?  Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.  Don’t be selfish;…

Be Humble

Don’t allow the pressures of your situations to take precedence over your obedience to God.  That is called pride, thinking you can handle things better than God.  You will ultimately fail when God is not the center of your life.   Ruth Strait Vice President, Thread of Hope, Inc.