Facets of God’s Character: Sovereign Over All

Do you know who is in control? It is so easy for us to yearn for that. We strive and strive to have the control so we feel safe and secure. But, wait, where is God in all of that striving? I love the Bible stories from Sunday School that taught me such amazing truths [...]

Facets of God’s Character: God of Power and Might

El is the God of Power and Might. Our Omnipotent God. We are encouraged to call on God as our strength in times of feeling helpless or when we feel weak. Jesus gives example of this as He hangs on the cross when He cries out, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani." This can literally be translated, "My [...]

Facets of God’s Character: I AM WHO I AM

Fear gripped my heart. I woke up startled, my heart racing, my thoughts filled with anxiety-producing worries. I got up, found my favorite chair in the living room, and tried to calm down. Soothing music wasn't helping. I opened my Bible and started reading passages to calm the terror within, but that didn't seem to [...]

Facets of God’s Character: My Sweet Abba

Romans 8:15 NLT "So you should not be like cowarding, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God's very own children, adopted into his family -- calling Him 'Father, dear Father.' " I spent a lot of time with my Opah (paternal grandfather) when I was a little girl. He taught me about the Lord, [...]

Surrendering: True Self Desperate for God

Are you faking it in prayer? Just going through the motions? Do you know what I am talking about? Are there some days where you read off the list or ramble off some stuff with your heart far away? Does prayer seem empty and difficult at best, almost like a chore that must be done? [...]

Surrendering: Growing Meek in Spirit

Meekness is not a term used very often today. Jesus used it to describe Himself in Matthew 11:29 AMPC. He said, "Take my yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart..." The word meek is defined according the HELPS Word Studies as "not weakness" but rather [...]