Author: Steve

Love God

Deuteronomy 6:5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. Deuteronomy 11:1 “You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always….

Lord’s Prayer Expanded

Our Father, which art in heaven, Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. James 4:8 Crawl up into God’s lap and abide in His love. You have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” Romans…

God’s Love

Abide in My Love Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations, Isaiah 43:1 But now thus says the LORD,…

Beatitudes Amplified

Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Psalms 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalms 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart,…

36: Halftime

In the previous newsletter we embraced the first half of the gospel: 2 Corinthians 5:21a “For our sake, he made him to be sin, who knew no sin…” But we still have more good news to encompass. 2 Corinthians 5:21b “So that in him, we…

35: God Revealed His Great Love

The last missive was entitled Rooted and Grounded in Love. In this email we will be reading about how God chose to reveal His love to us. Let’s begin with prayer.      Prayer: Father, according to the inspired word of God, let us be…

Weekly Exhortation 1

Since this is the beginning of the year I felt my attention attracted to this verse, “In the beginning God created.” He not only created the world, He created man, and He created me. I prefer to think of creation not only as a divine…

34: Rooted and Grounded

     Last Fall I wrote about my journey to love God and be loved by Him, in the September newsletter entitled “First Things First”. Here is one paragraph from this article.      I see with new eyes that the best thing I can…

33: When All Around My Soul Gives Way

This phrase is taken from the third stanza of “Solid Rock”: His oath, His covenant, His blood Support me in the whelming flood; When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.        Several times this year…

32: God Has No Baggage

     Have you ever driven to your folk’s home and when they meet you at the door their faces light up when they see you? Or have you ever walked into a room and had a child’s face shine just because you are there?…