Monday, March 25, 2013



1 Peter 1:3
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Easter is a time of joy.  We rejoice that Jesus is alive. 

Easter is a time of victory.  Sin is defeated, and Jesus is alive.

Easter is a time of hope.  The hope of Heaven, the hope of His presence, the hope of His care.  

He is our living hope.  We don't worship a dead God; we worship a living One.  Even though Jesus died for us, He didn't allow death to defeat Him.  It is through His resurrection that we have hope.  It is through His resurrection that we have victory.

Rejoice today that our Savior is alive.  And that He is still very active in our lives.

Jesus, thank You for being our living hope.  Bring us joy in Your resurrection today.  In Your name, Amen

Sunday, March 3, 2013



Isaiah 43:4
Because you are precious and honored in My sight, and because I love you

A recent blog I read reminded me just how the Lord feels about me.

Some days are hard.  Some days are good.  I have had more hard days recently.  I admit; it's my outlook.  I have failed to take comfort in God and to rejoice in His love for me.

Some days I wonder if anyone notices my effort; at work, at home, out among friends.  It's easy to feel neglected and ignored.  It's a lot harder to rebuke those feelings and find value in Christ.

I am precious in His sight.  Even if no one sees me, He does.  He gives me value when no one else does.  He calls me precious.

I am honored in His sight.  Sometimes I feel as if I'm worthless, and that my efforts are in vain.  Jesus honors me.  In my mind, he stands up and greets me, like an honored guest.  He calls me honored.

today, I will refocus on Jesus.  I will once more refuse to find my worth through people.  I will seek the Lord and His love for me.  Precious and honored.  That's what I am.  

That's what you are.  Precious and honored.

Are there days you feel neglected, ignored, looked over?  Know that Jesus loves you, and that you are precious and honored in His sight.

Jesus, thank You for valuing me, for loving me.  Keep my eyes fixed on You.  In Your name, Amen.