If You Keep My Commands


“If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love…..

John 15: 10a

Speaking or writing about commandments is not popular at all is it? In Christian circles we often focus on God’s grace. And God is forgiving, and gracious but here Jesus tells us we need to follow Him, and His commands.

In fact, doing what He says, is a very real proof that we love God. No believer should ever think that sin is ok, because God will just wink at us on the side, and let it go.

That’s not the same as grace, it is very much like taking for granted – His forgiveness. Grace viewed this way can be seen as a right, or even an excuse to go ahead and sin. Yuck!

Maybe you’ve been taught this way, or that we just cant help ourselves, but let’s never use God’s grace as a license or an excuse to sin.

God wants us to love Him, and to do good!

Heavenly Father thank for Your love and forgiveness. Help us to have hearts that seek to do Your will! And forgive us, when we do sin.

Amen and amen.

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In Every Heart


Lord God, You know what’s in every heart,

every need, all our wants,

every fear, all our courage

our lack of faith, our strong belief.

May You watch over us, guard

our hearts, keep us

under the shadow

of Your wings.

Be our strength

when we call to You.

I praise You My God,

may You be glorified,

forever and ever.



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A Fountain of Life


“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,

but violence overwhelms the mouth

of the wicked. Hatred stirs up dissension,

but love covers all wrongs.

Proverbs 10: 11, 12

So, are the things we say a fountain of life? Or do we bring others down? Now none of us would believe that we speak of violence, but what happens when we focus on issues like welfare fraud, or people not working, and our tax money wasted? Don’t we become angry? Our hearts can easily become encased with a harshness against the poor. Do we blame them perhaps?

I only ask these questions because I have seen it many times, including on television. A reporter making oh lets say, about $500, 000 dollars a year, doing an investigative story on our tax dollars being misused. And well-meaning people of faith can do the same. Of all people, we should be the givers. We should be the builders with our words. How about a story on the wonderfully amazing good things our tax money can do, like paying for an elderly Grandmother to have food, and medical care?

Now no one wants our tax money wasted, but we should use our talents, our speech to lift people up. We should be sharing life giving encouragement, instead of criticizing others. Ever heard of a music artist called Toby Mac? He has a great song called “Speak Life.” I highly recommend watching it.

And we are to speak of peace and pursue it, not division and strife.

Heavenly Father please lead us in our speech, and in our hearts. May we have right attitudes towards people that may not do, or may not say, the things we agree with. Help us to be the peacemakers, with kind hearts, bringing life to others with the things we say. Help us to be encouragers. Amen Lord God, amen.


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He Will Sustain You


“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you;

he will never let the righteous fall.”

Psalm 55: 22

This verse brings a world of comfort to me. But it’s not always easy to believe is it? Ever lived through something horrible? Oh yeah. Sometimes we wonder how we ever made it, how we even survived.

And yet, this is not a promise that everything will always go well, but there is a promise that He will sustain us! Thank You God. So many things can go wrong. Our bodies can become fragile and get sick, and other circumstances can be overwhelming at times. And yet He continues to give us strength, and faith when we seek Him.

And when I think of the last line here – He will never let us fall, I think of how He will not let go of us, even when all seems hopeless. I remember times when my wife was really super sick, I would hold onto her when there was snow or ice on the ground. Simply getting from the car to the house was dangerous! But I was determined that I would not let her get hurt! I would have fallen first and let her fall on me, if it had been needed! Her bones were super brittle.

So, God is holding onto us!

Lord God help us to come to you when times are tough. And hold onto us, if it looks like we might fall. Sustain us God, we trust in You, but help us to trust in You when we can’t see all the answers! Hallelujah and amen.


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The Wonders You Have Done


“Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done.

The things you planned for us no one can recount

to you; were I to speak and tell of them,

they would be too many to declare.”

Psalm 40: 5

We all know that God blesses us each day, but have we ever counted our blessings? We could fill books, volumes even if we kept a record of them. When we really think about how He takes care of us each day, we can have our hearts filled with gratitude!

And what is also amazing is that the King of the Universe, the Creator of all things, has more good in store for us! Did you know God has plans for you? Perhaps it will be continued good health, or maybe that job we really need. And for us older folks retirement is not far away!

The point is, God is not only mighty and powerful, He is faithful and cares about each one of us!

Thank You Heavenly Father for all of the blessings You have poured out on us, simply because You care. And thank You God that You have good plans in store for each one of us! Amen and amen.


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Thirsting for God


“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you;

my soul thirsts for you,

my body longs for you,

in a dry and weary land

where there is no water.

Psalm 63: 1

In our deserts, in that dry place, devoid of life, we can become easily exhausted, discouraged, thirsty for God’s presence, and longing for our bodies to be refreshed.

And the desert can, at times, be simply an internal one, where we are just not into the faith thing right now. Perhaps some disaster has happened.

But regardless of our circumstances we can be refreshed!

Lord God, refresh us, strengthen us, fill us with faith again! We seek You Lord God!

Fill us to overflowing! Amen and amen.


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In the Shadow of Your Wings


“How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low

among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.

They feast on the abundance of your house

you give them drink from your river of delights.”

Psalm 36: 7, 8

Being under the shadow of His wings means to be under His protection, under His care. And when times are tough we can seek refuge in these wings!

And God provides for us in so many wonderful ways. We can drink from His fountains.

Years ago, I saw the bill from Johns Hopkins Hospital for my wife’s cancer treatment and transplant. It was over $400,000.

And yet God provided because we had good health insurance. I’m convinced she’s alive and doing well now, because of the care she received. The Lord God covered us – with His wings!

God we praise You and thank You for all that You provide. Thank You for protecting and caring for each of us. Hallelujah!!


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Your Love Lord


“Your love Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.

Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep.”

Psalm 36: 5, 6a

Here is some of that beautiful language the Psalms are so famous for. Do we think of God this way?

You see our faith is so much more than dry words or obscure concepts. These words are so filled with love, so filled with life.

God is so unlimited that when we follow Him, He can cause our spirits to soar! And if we allow Him to, He will fill us with faith. Hallelujah!

Lord God thank You for Your beautiful words, that encourage us. Please continue to fill us with a strong faith and love for You!!

Amen and amen.


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A Humble Heart


“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”

Psalm 91: 1, 2

Lord God, help me to remember

not to trust in chariots,

with ten horses running,

but to simply pray

with a humble heart.


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