Thank You for the encouragement of Advent to focus and refocus our hearts on Your promises God.
True thankfulness seems to overflow, not from the circumstances of our life, but from the FAITH we have been taught and placed in Christ.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look…
For everything that was written in former times was written for our instruction, so that through endurance and through encouragement of the scriptures we may have hope. Now may the God of endurance and comfort give you unity with one another in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6 so that together you may with one voice…
Father, for those who have both heard and believed but have turned away to the right or to the left and find themselves wandering in a wilderness,
sadness that is wearing on my mind and heart and causes me to seek You even more! –
It strengthens us to take thoughts that are not beneficial or pleasing to Him captive, making them obedient to Jesus Christ – who holds the power over sin and death.
“It is well with my soul … “
TRUST Him, He is steadfast –
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, “The day of judgment is coming, burning like a furnace. On that day the arrogant and the wicked will be burned up like straw. They will be consumed—roots, branches, and all. 2 “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will…