Month: September 2015

  • Watch your heart!

    Watch your heart!

    Spirit Radio’s word for today was from Proverbs: “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23. I’m reading through the bible again and again there is this ongoing theme throughout about the first commandment:  Love God above all and first of all. Time and again (and again and […]

  • Believe

    Believe

    There is a wonderful Hebrew word called אָמֵן, ‘ʾāmēn’ from which we get our word “amen“. According to Strong’s Concordance it means “Be established, firm”. But it can also mean “Believe” and shows the connection between stability and faith that James talks about in James 1:6-8: “6 But when you ask, you must believe and not […]

  • Not my will but yours be done

    Not my will but yours be done

    Wouldn’t it be great if our wills and God’s were always perfectly aligned like Jesus’ will is? Oh, wait, he did say “Not my will but yours be done” on one occasion (Matthew 26:39). I guess then that makes him more like us than would otherwise be the case. “Not my will but yours be […]

  • A Step Up: Rejoice Always

    A Step Up: Rejoice Always

    Yesterday I posted an Old Testament command to not allow feelings of depression to overcome me.  Or at least that is the way I interpreted Joshua 1:9 and, with some success but also some failure, put into practice yesterday.  Being brave and not allowing myself to be discouraged certainly beats moping about all day (or even moping for […]

  • Be Strong

    Be Strong

    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. If God commands then it must be possible to do: Be strong Be brave Do not be afraid Do not be dismayed And the […]