Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart. (Jeremiah 24:7) God wants to be pursued! To set the stage of this love affair, consider the enduring...read more
The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29) "I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV) God's calling and purpose reach people in every status, stage, and walk of life. God calls the Unqualified, Poor, and Uneducated We...read more
Welcome to 2019! Are you ready? As 2015 transitioned into 2016, I found my quiet time readings rather well-timed. As I once again completed reading through the Bible, sovereign progression brought me to several verses where Jesus gives the directive to “watch and...read more
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14) Being in something’s shadow usually requires close proximity to it. A tree’s shade provides me relief from...read more
Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed. (Revelation 5:5) If you've ever seen a lion up close, you understand they are fiercesome yet majestic creatures. When you hear them roar, you know the sound signals their identities, their...read more
No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4) Instead of being surprised by adversity that comes as a result of our faith, expect and embrace it. Instead of hiding, watering down, trying to...read more
Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation." (Isaiah 28:16) The cornerstone must fit—squared, level, and aligned—perfectly. During a recent home improvement, I watched as...read more
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14) Each person is as surrendered to God as he or she chooses to be. Relinquishing, the initial step of...read more
See Cornerstone TV Network’s interview with Nate and Karen Stevens on Nate’s book Matched 4 Life.read more
Do I truly know Jesus Christ or do I know about Him? Do I crave an ongoing, deeper fellowship with Him or am I satisfied with my current level of familiarity? Is my soul restless with the constant pursuit of more intimate knowledge of Him and the applicable practice...read more
But we all…beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Corinthians 3:18) God’s purpose and kingdom are never compromised by sinful choices, rebellion, or lack of...read more
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” (Mark 10:27) A witness for Christ does not always involve fiery, passionate pleas for conversion. It may be as low-key as sharing a Gospel coin. A dear...read more
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