Many of us have had people in our lives that didn't like what we were doing for God. They tend to want us to be quiet and not express what God has told us, especially when it goes against popular opinion. We see at the end of chapter eleven, even Jeremiah was not immune to … Continue reading Jeremiah 11 Applied
We get a hint in verse 10 of chapter 1 of what Jeremiah's mission was; See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant. In order to understand his mission, we need … Continue reading Rebuild…
Just like Jeremiah, whenever I tried to give God an excuse as to why I can't do what He wants me to do, God always wins that debate. His response is very much like what He told Jeremiah. Excuse #1: I'm not good enough. Jeremiah felt the people wouldn't listen to him because he was … Continue reading Excuses…
Do you hear that? Has God called you to do something, maybe outside of your comfort zone? Perhaps you don't feel qualified to do what He has asked you to. You're not alone, the prophet Jeremiah felt the same. What do we know about Jeremiah? He was from the tribe of Benjamin which was located between … Continue reading Calling…
Turtles, Toffee, Talk, Trains, and Trust Trust can be hard at times and easy at other times. I went hiking with a friend one time. I like doing it when I know the path, especially if it includes a little rock climbing. This time he was taking me someplace I had never been and there was … Continue reading T
Jam, Jeans, Jaguar, Jackets, and Journey Not the rock group but the journey each one of us is on called life. "Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with … Continue reading J
Things happen in our lives that can weight us down, from the death of a family member or friend, dealing with a special needs child, finances, to what is going on in the world around us. So how do we deal with a heavy heart when it is weighed down? Let's look a Psalm 119 … Continue reading How To Lighten Your Heart
As we close out Streams of Refreshment, I felt that Psalm 121 was the perfect place to stay and rest upon. Let's find the refreshment this stream has for those of us in this troubled world. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made … Continue reading Stream of Psalm 121
For my first Five Minute Friday. The prompt word is Steady. It is amazing how it fits on what Jesus says about getting rid of worry.
Worry zaps our faith. As our worry grows our faith gets smaller.