Esther Listened

“For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise in the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed:  and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14) The book of Esther has…

Walk Straight, Act Right, Tell the Truth

God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? “Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. (Psalm 15:1-2, The Message) God never promised that our walk with Him would be easy. He also did not tell us that everything would be unbearably difficult. Being a Christian will…

Indescribable Faith

“Take your son, your only son-yes, Isaac, whom you love so much-and go to the land of Moriah. Go and sacrifice him as a burnt offering on one of the mountains, which I will show you” (Genesis 22:2 from the New Living Translation) Abraham and Sarah were desperate for a son of their own. I…

Out of Space

So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. (Romans 12:1, NCV) Have you ever tried to capture a moment…

Trust

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalm 27:14, ESV) God can take us down some trails that make us feel extremely uncomfortable. It is in these times that we need to wait, be patient, and listen to what He is telling us. If you are open,…

Smile!

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” (Proverbs 15:13 from the King James Version of the Holy Bible) Have you ever been in an incurable bad mood? Next time this happens, even if you are alone, put on the biggest smile that you possibly can….