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…

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…

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;…

Condition of the Heart

“Love is displayed through a heart of compassion. Selfless love is showcased through the greatest acts of charity!”  No wonder God says it’s all about the condition of our heart (1 Samuel 16:7) although we might not fully comprehend how deceitful our heart truly is, God does for “the heart is more deceitful than all…

Faith Being Perfected

I’m at work, but I believe I’m to write this, so I’m stopping all I’m doing to write this now. There are people right now, perhaps your one of them. You are going through a difficult trial and you don’t understand why. You might even been asking your friends, “why all this hardship?” My friend,…

FAITH

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1 The two words that stand out for me are, “sure” and “certain.”  When true faith is alive in a person, you’ll find they are certain, confident, and positive of what God has shown them will…