Posted in March 2012

Why I Worship (by Gary Roberts)

For he loves us with unfailing love; the LORD’s faithfulness endures forever.  Psalm 117:2 Every now and then I need a basic reminder of why I worship God.  Psalm 117 brings me back to the center of worship.  Why should I praise the Lord?  Because God’s love for me is unfailing and God’s faithfulness never … Continue reading

Seize My Heart Lord (by Gary Roberts)

So I’ll seize the hearts of the house of Israel, whose idols have made them all strangers to me.  Ezekiel 14:5 Ezekiel 14 begins with a revelation to the prophet concerning the elders of Israel.  They have chosen to set up idols rather than to worship God and God alone.  Their hearts wandered away from … Continue reading

The Gift of God (by Gary Roberts)

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8 I love giving gifts more than I like receiving gifts – I guess I need to be more of a gracious receiver.  That’s what God wants – God wants me to be a … Continue reading

I Am Content (by Gary Roberts)

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether … Continue reading

Satisfaction (by Gary Roberts)

The fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it will abide in satisfaction; he will not be visited with evil. Proverbs 19:23 I’ve found that nothing feels better than being satisfied. Satisfaction comes from doing a job well – I did my very best and left the rest to God. When … Continue reading

Naked (by D.A. Cobb)

Don’t panic! This is a clean and humorous story. It came from a neighbor who told me this tale about her four year old niece. It was Easter morning and this little sweetheart awoke to find the Easter bunny had left a beautiful basket filled with the traditional jelly beans and other mouth watering treats.  … Continue reading

Faith In Action (by Gary Roberts)

No unbelief or distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God. Romans 4:20 Words of faith along with prayers of faith make for works of faith and this will keep one active and filled with new life. … Continue reading

Feeling Loved (by Gary Roberts)

Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. … Continue reading

To Know Jesus (by Gary Roberts)

Jesus went away with his followers to the lake. Many people from Galilee followed him. Many, many people also came … from the area across the Jordan River … These people came because they heard about all the things Jesus was doing. Mark 3:7-8 I don’t know a time in my life when I didn’t … Continue reading