Weekly Inspiration

September 24, 2017

“Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.”  Matthew 6:10 What about God’s will? We live in a world that tells us that we are in control. We certainly have choices, but there is a greater force at work in our lives. God is constantly working in us and through us to…

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September 17, 2017

“Thy kingdom come.”  Matthew 6:10 Notice that verse 10 is a complete sentence. Simple, short, and to the point. Our work here on earth is very simple—we are to be about helping to establish God’s kingdom on earth. In all that we do, God is our reference. In the wilderness, Jesus refused to worship Satan…

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September 10, 2017

“Hallowed be thy name.” Matthew 6:9 There are times when speaking violates the moment, and silence represents the highest respect. The word for such a moment is reverence, and the affirmation is “hallowed be thy name.” The word hallowed means sacred, holy, and entitled to religious reverence. Psalm 46:10 states, “Be still, and know that…

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September 3, 2017

“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven,” Matthew 6:9 The beginning of the Lord’s Prayer gives us three ideas to consider: the relationship between God and man, the brotherhood of man, and our relationship with mankind. As we consider God as Father, we see a relationship that is likened to a…

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August 27, 2017

For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. Matthew 18:20 The world is filled with chaos and confusion. People are at odds with one another because of differing points of views. One side criticizes and the other fights back. The wounds are severe and nobody wins. If we would…

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August 20, 2017

Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:26 Life is full of chaos and struggle. We can become so overwhelmed at times that we have no idea what choice to make. But God is the God of…

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August 13, 2017

Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 Living a righteous life demands that we wait on God to nudge, to act, or to answer. Even though we cannot see God, he…

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August 6, 2017

My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness. Isaiah 26:9 In chapter twenty-six of Isaiah, we find a song of praise by a people who have learned to love God. As a result,…

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July 30, 2017

Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.  Psalm 106:47 It appears that the world is falling apart. There is war and hunger. There is little concern for the sanctity of life, and there is little respect for…

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July 23, 2017

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.  Psalm 71:20 No matter how many unhealthy choices we make, no matter how far down we fall, God’s power can resurrect us into his eternal light. And…

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