Memory Verse Monday

What really matters to God? Living right or loving well? Mark 12:30 makes God’s priorities clear: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Love your neighbor as yourself. If everything we do is motivated by a decision to…

Am I Relevant?

rel•e•vant adj 1. having some sensible or logical connection with something else, for example, a matter being discussed or investigated. 2. having some bearing on or importance for real-world issues, present-day events, or the current state of society1 I’m clueless about post-modern culture. I don’t watch TV. I don’t read New York Times Bestsellers. (Wait,…

Memory Verse Monday

I believe with all my heart that God speaks in a variety of ways. He often communicates to me through my circumstances. I might hear a perfectly timed song on the radio that comforts or convicts me. Sometimes God will speak to me through my husband or a friend or even a stranger. He also…

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…