Tag Archives: Will

To Tell the Truth

“as long as I have life within me,     the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not say anything wicked,     and my tongue will not utter lies.” Job 27:3-4 (NIV) I am what is known in general and colloquial … Continue reading

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An Unorthodox Choice

Then he called for his son Solomon and charged him to build a house for the Lord, the God of Israel. 1 Chronicles 22:6 (NIV) When reading the ancient stories in God’s Message, I’ve learned that a big part of the story … Continue reading

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Soar

“they have greatly oppressed me from my youth,     but they have not gained the victory over me.” Psalm 129:2 (NIV) Part of the conversation over the dinner table last night was focused on people whose attitudes and behaviors ruin our day. I thought about that … Continue reading

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Letting Go of My Personal Timetable

“The Lord has done what he predicted through me.” 1 Samuel 28:17 (NIV) When I was a young man, I couldn’t wait to grow up. There is a natural progression of time and life, but there was something in me … Continue reading

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Heart of Mine

Guard your heart above all else,     for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23 (NLT) Along my life’s journey I have many times been led astray by my heart which, evidence suggests, has a mind and will of … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Esther 9

Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, the enemy of the Jews, had plotted to crush and destroy them on the date determined by casting lots (the lots were called purim). Esther 9:24 (NLT) The casting of lots was a common practice … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Acts 26

Agrippa said to Festus, “This man could have been set free if he had not appealed to Caesar.” Acts 26:32 (NLT) There is mysterious union of our choices and God’s divine purposes. We make decisions that determine our steps. God weaves … Continue reading

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