Archive | May 2015

Frame Your World With God’s Word

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. –Hebrews 11:3

Take a moment to strengthen your faith by speaking out these Bible-based truths about the promises God has made available to you!

God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I purpose no longer to frame my world on my words spoken often in response to circumstance or the way I feel; I purpose to frame my world on the basis of Your Word.

Thank You that Your Word says…

  • I have been healed by the stripes of Jesus (1 Peter 2:24).
  • You are my Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who heals me (Exodus 15:26).
  • You don’t make me sick or leave me alone in my infirmities; You heal me. You bless my bread and my water and take sickness from the midst of me (Exodus 23:25).
  • You sent Your Word to heal me (Psalm 107:20).

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How to Get Rid of Worry

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast. –Eph. 2:8–9

Did you know that nothing you do will make the plan of God work? Conversely, you can do nothing bad enough to keep the plan of God from happening when you confess your mistakes and get back on track. God is ordering your steps (Ps. 37:23). He is performing His will and good pleasure in your life (Phil. 2:13).

Even though I can’t do anything without God, every now and then I’m convinced I can help the Lord out. God, I have an idea. I really think You ought to do this. It would improve the situation dramatically. Read More…

When Frogs and Families Collide

Time can be a difficult commodity to come by particularly in the kind of society we live in. Our houses are busier than ever, and if we’re not careful, busyness and distractions can allow our homes to become more like a bus stop or hotel rather than a comforting, nurturing environment God intended them to be. It takes effort to make a house into a home.

One important key to investing in your family is time. It is vital that you carve out time to have fun together as a family and, even more importantly, to have fun with your spouse. It becomes complicated to find time for this when you get up early, work long or extra hours to get as much done as possible from sunup to sundown. The schedule is complicated even more when both a husband and wife are working because even if they are working the same schedules—which often isn’t the case—they wave goodbye to each other as they rush out the door to work in the morning. They come back in the evening, both thoroughly spent. After all that, it’s difficult to relate to each other in a positive way in that condition.

Now, you will have seasons where the pace of life is faster than others. Usually this is when you have young children at home. Walk through this scenario with me for a moment. Whether it’s the husband or wife, the primary wage earner gets up early in the morning, heads off to work, and waves goodbye on the way out. The other spouse may drive kids to school or daycare and then head to a job or various errands. Both come back late that evening, exhausted, only to be greeted by the other spouse who ran out of energy around noon.

Then we have the time from five to eight in the evening that often looks like it came out of a B-grade horror movie somewhere. I’m talking bottles, diapers, baths, dinners, spills, messes, getting the kids in the tub, getting them out, getting on their pajamas, and putting them to bed. Then finally after the tenth glass of water has been delivered and all the toys are picked up, the husband and wife stagger toward the bedroom to get to bed. Deep conversation isn’t on their minds, and the likelihood that both spouses are interested in anything romantic is usually slim. Keeping connected through an uncontrolled pace of life is a major challenge—but not impossible. Read More…