Memory Verse Monday

I bought Chuck Colson’s book Loving God because I wanted to sit down and read about how much God loves me. Instead the book challenged me to stand up and love God. Colson wrote of his goal for the book in the introduction: The greatest commandment of all, Jesus said, is “Love the Lord your…

Memory Verse Monday

God wants our faith to be genuine. That’s why He constantly calls us to a deeper level of trust. I’ve heard Him say, “Okay, Shawna, you trust me for this much. Now will you trust me for this much?” He repeats the question as He moves the bar higher and higher. When your faith is…

Memory Verse Monday

“Experiencing” takes “believing” to a deeper level. I may claim to believe that God will meet all my needs. After all, the Bible tells me so in today’s memory verse. When I believe at this level, I intellectually trust that God will provide for me. But when business slows to a dribble and my income…

Memory Verse Monday

Last Thursday I blogged about how God tenderly admonished me with a well-timed (and well-deserved) Bible verse. I’m committed to keeping the verse ever before me so that I don’t fall into the same trap I did that day on the elliptical. I chose it for today’s memory work every bit as much for me…

My Faith-Building Workout

God recently used my aging eyes to confront me with something I’d lost sight of. Blindsided by yet another bit of discouraging news, I headed to the gym to work out my frustrations. Once my heart rate reached its fat-burning target, I grabbed my iPhone from the book holder in front of me and tapped…