Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

We Have Gone Astray

Pause to Hear God

The Right Kind of Fasting

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 58:6-8 NIV)

What kind of fasting does God require of us?  Fasting from food, TV, electronics, etc. is good when we devote that time to spending it with God.  This is good.  But even better is to help others.  Help feed and clothe those that are going hungry such as the homeless or those that have lost their jobs and can’t provide for their family.  When we change from being self-centered to God-centered we will find rest for our souls.  Isaiah says if we show God’s love to others our relationship with Him will grow stronger.  Why not read the whole chapter of Isaiah 58 today and see the promises God has for you?

–Diane

We are healed by His wounds

What If

Ask Anyway

… your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6:8 NIV)

This verse is an introduction to the Lord’s Prayer when Jesus taught the disciples how to pray.  Some people say, “If God already knows what I need, why do I need to ask Him?”  This is a good question.  Yes, God knows each of us, He knows our needs, our desires, our temptations, our very thoughts.  Why pray?  Prayer is a communication tool to spend time with our Creator.  We can tell him our concerns and desires.  We can cry on His shoulder.  It connects us with Him.  Telling Him your burdens will give you peace knowing that He will take care of them.  You will find rest in Him.

–Diane