Who is Your Shepherd?

  “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want..” Psalm 23:1 KJV    The first time I read this, I was so confused. “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.” Why would I not want The LORD to be my shepherd? It wasn’t until many...

Christmas Mercy in God’s Timing

“Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar of incense. When Zechariah saw him, he was startled and was gripped with fear. But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your...

Pilgrim or Settler?

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage… They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.” Psalm 84:5,7 The Word of God is very clear. Those who are blessed choose to place their strength in...

Comfort, Comfort My People

“Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. . .”  Isaiah 40:1 A shattered dream. A physical affliction. A financial setback. A strained relationship....

Who is my real friend?

“Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” James 4:4b James’ words sound harsh. What do they really mean? Let’s break down the entire verse together. “You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world...