God the Father Revealed: Understanding and Knowing Him Changes Everything

by Lewis Erickson This book will absolutely help you understand God and the Bible more, whether you are starting to explore Christianity or have been a Christian your whole life. It will also help you grow in your faith and relationship with God. It is presented in clear language for all to understand, yet still very effectively addresses complex issues and difficult questions many people have about God and life. Lewis has a warm and friendly writing style and includes real-life stories and application that help the reader not only understand God much more, but also how to apply that [...]

God’s Provision: Our Consistency

God's Provision: Our Consistency by Brian Goslee   Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not much more valuable than they? (Matthew 6:26 NIV) This verse has always giving me comfort in knowing that God sees me as very valuable and will provide for me.  Recently, however, I began to reflect on this verse more. Sometimes, I think we are comforted by such passages but mistakenly may also fall into a place of  "sitting back," expecting God to do all [...]

Jesus or Bust!

JESUS OR BUST! by Brian Goslee Photo by Juliano Ferreira from Pexels   This post is from the Your Faith Has Made You Well free devotional plan. Sign up for 9-days of devotionals to build your faith.   As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son [...]

You Are Enough

Recently, I was listening to a remix of a great song called Echo, by Elevation Worship. It reminded me of how the thoughts and words that "echo" in our heads make a big difference in our everyday lives. These echoes affect our moods, our confidence (or lack of it), and whether our focus is on ourselves or others. The thoughts God wants us to have "rattling around" in our heads are positive, accepting, and loving. Sure, God may be in favor of some appropriately corrective thoughts sometimes, but predominantly we are to be reminded often of God's love, acceptance, and [...]