Why Did Jesus Weep?

Jesus wept. John 11:35 Someone needs to read that verse today. It’s really short- read it a couple times. Do you know why Jesus was weeping in John 11? At first, I thought He was weeping because His friend, Lazarus, had died. But if you read the whole chapter you’ll see that before Jesus even…

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Prayer Closet Power

“The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.” Samuel Chadwick 2020 has been a record setting year. Unprecedented is the best word I can think to…

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God Is Good Anyway

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6 God is good. All the time. The verse in Psalm says all the days of my life His mercies and goodness would follow me. And sure, that sounds good. It’s encouraging…

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Porch Swing Prayer

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12 The wind is blowing. I’m watching the American flag in the neighbor’s yard dance proudly in the breeze. Actually, I don’t think breeze is the word I’m looking for. Breeze implies that it’s cooling in the heat of…

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It’s not a sacrifice

  “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;” Psalm 84:10(NIV)   I don’t know about you, but I have caught myself perceiving my time with God as a chore or a checklist. I think to myself, I need to be more disciplined. I need to make this sacrifice. But then one day I…

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