We must care so much about others that we seek to not offend them and to quickly make things right if we do.

May it be praise that ignites more praise both in us and in all those who hear or see what He is doing.

Revere God and His Wisdom Read Jeremiah 10:6-7 6Lord, there is no one like you! For you are great, and your name is full of power.7 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? That title belongs to you alone!Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the…

Confidence comes with trust and trust is built through relationship and established over time . MefromtheNsideout –

As His disciples we must be faithful to gather around Him and listen to Him teach. This is the key to the blessings.

“The Apostles were devoted to Christ and given over to teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”

Don’t you love the phrase, Jesus saw? Notice though, Jesus didn’t just see the brothers and keep walking – he stopped and called them to follow along with Him. He, no doubt, could see that they were busy – Peter and Andrew, actively throwing nets into the sea, James and John repairing their nets, implying that they intended to catch more fish. Their current positions did not keep Jesus from saying “follow me” nor did it keep the brothers from following. I love that Jesus took the time to see and call them, but I am equally moved and actually – a bit convicted – by the fact that the brothers did not hesitate to stop what they were doing and follow Him.

it is equally clear to me today that it is good and right to be direct and firm with the ‘tempter’ and say “no”!

picture of words that seem to describe the love, joy, and pleasure that God took in seeing His son baptized

Our salvation isn’t based on whether or not our parents are Christians or if we go to church …

We would be wise to be alert to His teaching and reminders as well as to live yielded and obedient as Joseph did.

Peace in Your Circumstances

Read: 2 Corinthians 1:3-11; Read and SOAP: Isaiah 26:3 We forfeit peace when we allow the circumstances of our life, good or less than desirable, to control how we feel or respond to any given situation. Reflection: According to Isaiah, when does God keep His people in perfect peace? Don’t forget today’s devotional and LGG…

The Gift of Peace

I invite and encourage you to join me for this final week of our study as we explore God’s gift of PEACE. We will discover how to have peace in our hearts, minds, circumstances, and future – and then we will finish the study with a look at Mary’s song of praise. You won’t want…

Hope in Salvation

From “The Greatest Gift Given” wk3d4 ( An LGG Study) Read: Romans 8:18-25; SOAP: Romans 8:24-25 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected…

Pursuing Joy through Prayer

The link shared below is something I found both encouraging and helpful. I wanted to share it with the hope that it will also encourage you to spend some quality time with God. I will preface it with this … prayer can also be spontaneous which Scripture supports in Colossians 4:2, where it tells us…

Truth Over Lies: Week 1, Day 2

SATAN HATES GOD & HIS PEOPLE Read: Acts 13:10; Revelation 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 SOAP: Revelation 12:10; 2 Thessalonians 3:3 Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has come at last— salvation and power and the Kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ. For the accuser of our…

“I Am Who You Say I Am”

Reflections on Week 3 of “In Jesus You Are …” – A Love God Greatly study about – ‘Understanding Your Identity in Christ’. In Jesus we are Adopted … Children of God … Chosen … Citizens of Heaven … Known by God 💜 We are who He says we are – no one can change…

Faithful Love: Week 5, Friday — A Heart Test

Read: Hosea 12:12-14; 2 Kings 7:7-9; Micah 6:16 and SOAP: Hosea 12:14 Hosea 12:12-14 New Living Translation Jacob fled to the land of Aram,    and there he earned a wife by tending sheep.13 Then by a prophet    the Lord brought Jacob’s descendants[out of Egypt;and by that prophet    they were protected.14 But the people of Israel    have bitterly provoked the Lord,so their Lord will now sentence…

Faithful Love: Week 5, Thursday Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

Hosea 12:9-12 NLT “But I am the Lord your God,    who rescued you from slavery in Egypt.And I will make you live in tents again,    as you do each year at the Festival of Shelters.10 I sent my prophets to warn you    with many visions and parables.” 11 But the people of Gilead are worthless    because of their idol worship.And in Gilgal, too,…

Faithful Love: Week 2 Preview

Faithful Love started off with a bang. If you weren’t familiar with the book of Hosea, you may have been surprised by God’s call on Hosea to marry Gomer, a prostitute, and to have children with her. You may have also found it surprising or even disheartening to read that he would no longer show mercy…

Behind the Scenes

So, I started a new Bible study this morning called “Faithful Love”, based on the book of Hosea in the Old Testament. I’ve read the book many times and studied it more than a few and it is one of my favorite books because of the beautiful picture it paints of God’s redeeming love. However,…

“Truly this man was God’s Son.” –Mark 15:39 When we face challenges and difficulties in life, we need comfort. When we are unsure where to turn, we need hope. When we face our mortality, we need a Savior. When we doubt our faith, we need assurance. Jesus is our comfort, our hope, our Savior, and…

Draw Near: Week 4, Tuesday — Open My Eyes

Today’s Scripture – Psalm 119:17-18; Luke 11:28 (SOAP: Psalm 119:17-18) Psalm 119:17-18  Be good to your servant,    that I may live and obey your word.18 Open my eyes to see    the wonderful truths in your instructions. Luke 11:28 Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” “In these…

Draw Near: Week 2, Wednesday What Do I See

Today’s Scripture – Psalm 19:4-6; John 1:14-18 (SOAP: John 1:14) John 1:14-18 So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. 15 John testified about him when he shouted to the crowds,…

The Stepping Stone

This post is based on the study of Genesis 16:1-2 and Matthew 19:26 as a part of the Love God Greatly Study – Shame Breaker. This post and all other posts, based on their studies, are written prior to reading any devotionals associated with the study. It is my true story, heart and beliefs shared…

Shame Breaker, Week 1 Tuesday – God Removes Our Guilt

Today’s Scripture – Psalm 103:12-13 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 103:12-13) He has removed our sins as far from us    as the east is from the west.13 The Lord is like a father to his children,    tender and compassionate to those who fear him. If you would like to continue following this four-week study and other posts from the Nsideout sign-up below

With Sin Comes Shame

The Man and Woman Sin The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” 2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the…

We Depend on our God

Prayer is an amazing weapon of warfare for the Christian, whether we are on the actual battlefield or on our knees at home – or for that matter in a car or at the sink doing dishes. It has been said in some commentaries that this prayer may have been prompted by David’s battle against…

Bridge to Shame Breaker: Friday, Week 1

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 9 and 10 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 9:10) Psalm 9 For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Death of the Son.” I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;    I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.2 I will be filled with joy because of you.    I…

Bridge to Shame Breaker Thursday, Week 1

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 7-8 (S.O.A.P. Psalm 8:3-4) Psalm 7 A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning Cush of the tribe of Benjamin. I come to you for protection, O Lord my God.    Save me from my persecutors—rescue me!2 If you don’t, they will maul me like a lion,    tearing me to pieces with no one to rescue me.3 O Lord my…