From Coal to Diamond

From Coal to Diamond

  Do you feel that God will only truly love you as long as you do well and serve Him? I was brought up to feel that I was only loved and accepted if I was a good girl and behaved as such.  Yes, you guessed it… the harder I tried the more I misbehaved and...
King Asa…

King Asa…

King Asa was a Biblical leader who was careful to obey the Lord, and who led the people under his care to do the same.  In the book of II Chronicles, chapter 14, we see that he demolished heathen altars and chopped down the shameful idols, and in return, God blessed...

“You have collected all my tears……”

As I considered what to draw, into my mind came an image: A glass bottle filled about halfway with water. I drew what I saw, and added tears of sorrow, which were filling the bottle. Next to the bottle was an open book, with more tears spilling onto the page. As the tears dripped onto the page, they transformed into the words of the book. After I finished, I described the picture to her along with God’s message to her: God had seen all her tears of pain and sorrow, and put them into a bottle. He also recorded each tear in a book of remembrance and was aware of each tear.

Word Pictures

Word Pictures

The Bible is full of “word pictures” — text that paints an image in our mind’s eye.  Often, seeing an illustration of an idea can make it more real, and give it lasting impact.  Some of the “word pictures” I read of, while studying...
I am Just a Fruit Picker…

I am Just a Fruit Picker…

But, I believe if God opens a door for you, He will equip you accordingly and in His time. Yes, we will have to learn to excel in our calling, but our lack of being equipped should not be the reason not to step out in faith. It does not matter what position you find yourself in at this moment; do not succumb to feelings of inferiority or fear. Amos was not a coward; instead, he stepped out and prophesied to Israel, and his words certainly were not prophecies of prosperity, but hard words of destruction and despair for Israel if they did not turn from their ways.