Happy Easter!

Wishing you a Happy Easter! Jesus Christ has overcome the grave. Our Savior is risen!

Matthew 28:6, “He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.”

Every Day With Jesus

Yesterday morning, the words of this song came to my mind, a song I remember singing years ago at church as a young girl.

You may remember these words too…

Every day with Jesus, is sweeter than the day before.

Every day with Jesus, I love him more and more.

Jesus saves and keeps me, and He’s the one I’m waiting for.

Every day with Jesus, is sweeter than the day before.

Words by Robert C. Loveless, Music by Wendell Loveless, Copyright 1936 by Percy B. Crawford

Photo by: Leigh Patrick

Reminiscing on those days and the words to this song brings joy to my heart. Now as an adult, I realize that walking out “every day with Jesus” is a sweet adventure but it certainly does not come without intentional effort on our part. It requires us to willingly persevere through suffering and trials. But when we are willing to pay the price of commitment, we do draw closer to Christ Jesus. Through our suffering and perseverance we grow in character and hope, and we become mature and complete, lacking nothing.

These verses in Romans and James are encouraging…

Romans 5:3-5

3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

James 1:2-4

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

The words of the song are a refreshing reminder of how sweet it is to walk with Jesus daily; however, the words found in the scriptures, give us the details of what it takes on our part to fully experience that daily sweetness. Scripture tells us that learning to “love Him more and more” takes perseverance.

We live in a world that wants to shame us for following Jesus, but we are reminded in Romans 5:5, that when we choose to hope in Jesus, we will not be put to shame. Keep persevering, so that you become mature and complete, not lacking anything!

Listen to Song: Every Day With Jesus

The Lord is our Help

Take time to meditate on the following verses, in Psalm 121 and find strength, hope, comfort and peace, knowing that your help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and Earth.

Psalm 121

1 I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there?

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth! 

He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. 

Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. 

The LORD himself watches over you! The LORD stands beside you as your protective shade. 

The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night. 

The LORD keeps you from all harm and watches over your life. 

8 The LORD keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.

Photo by: Felix Mittermeier of Germany 🇩🇪


Thank you for watching over us and keeping us from harm. Teach us to look to you for the help we need, you are our true Source. It’s you Lord, who satisfies our desires. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

Surrender and Obedience

Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Recently, I was reflecting on this verse and felt the need to repent of the many times I flippantly quoted this verse and took it for granted. I didn’t take time to prayerfully consider the fact, that in order to walk in God’s good plans for my life, I would need to live a life of surrender and obedience. Not just when it was easy or convenient, and not just when I felt like it. Surrender and obedience to the will of God are a daily requirement.

God does have a good plan for us, but it is up to us to choose to do His will daily, in order for those plans to come to past. We will have to sacrifice our will and choose His. We will have to be uncomfortable at times, in order to realize the joy of walking out His plans and reaping the rewards of a life fully dedicated to Him.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the good plans that you have for our lives. Forgive us of the times we have taken your goodness for granted, not being fully obedient to your leading in our lives. Help us to desire your will above our own. Show us areas of our hearts and lives that we are not committing to you and help us to make the needed changes. Thank you for your patience and mercy. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

God is Good to All

Psalm 145:9 ESV “The LORD is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.

Psalm 145:9 BSB “The LORD is good to all; His compassion rests on all He has made.

I love the wording in both of these versions, so I decided to post them both. God’s goodness is something that I have become even more aware of in recent years. His goodness is always present. However, there are times we may fail to see it, especially when we are going through trials. We must stay intentional about asking God to open our eyes to see His goodness, so that we can avoid feelings of discontentment and discouragement.

Learning to be thankful is a major part of seeing God’s goodness. So when we have thankful hearts, we are more in tune with the way God is working in our lives, the lives of those we love, and in the world around us. We can better see the blessings He gives us everyday.

Thank you again, for your prayers after the loss of my mom. God’s goodness was certainly evident throughout the whole process of her illness and her death. The mercy and compassion He has shown me directly and through others, has left me amazed.

We are blessed that God chooses to be good to us and that His mercy and compassion rests on all that He has made.

God’s Power is Perfect

12 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

These were my mom, Belle’s, favorite two verses in the Bible. She has it engraved on the cover of one of her Bibles.

We can be strong, because of the grace that is given to us through Christ. When we are weak, He is strong. His strength and power never run out.

My dear mom, went home to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, on the morning of January 21st. Of course I miss her, and find it hard to believe she is no longer here with us. However, I am thankful for the life she lived and the love she gave to me, my family and countless others.

Mom was ill for awhile, so I am also thankful she is no longer suffering. I can’t imagine the bliss she is now experiencing, being in God’s presence for all eternity, with a new glorified body. She loved trees, so I thought of her when I chose this picture…

Photo by: Felix Mittermeier of Germany 🇩🇪

God’s grace is sufficient. That is a truth that my mom lived each day and I am thankful that through Christ, we can continue to live in that truth too. Weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties, do not change who He is. His power is perfect. We are secure in His love.

We are busy planning my mom’s memorial service, plus I am still processing the reality of losing her, it’s very difficult. So, I may not post every Monday for awhile, but I will still be checking in, reading and commenting, from time to time.

I ask for your prayers during this time. May God continue to direct your path as you trust Him, and as always, thank you for your love, support, and prayers. Blessings.

Unfailing Love

Psalm 57:10, “For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.”

God’s love is unfailing. That is something that really sticks out to me as I read this verse. The fact that His love will never fail us, is a powerful truth we can carry in our hearts and minds each day of our lives. No matter how shaky life may get, His love for us can not be shaken.

Many of us have had times in life where we doubted God’s love. Perhaps, even today as you read this, you are struggling to believe God loves you unconditionally. However, there is no need to worry, He will remain faithful and His love for you will never end. Keep trusting in God’s unfailing love. He is by your side.

Photo by: Soul Winner’s for Christ of
Florida, USA 🇺🇸

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