Alone With God

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:6 ESV Maybe the hardest part about real prayer is that no one knows about it except God. Jesus told us to be alone with…

He Knows Where You Are!

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me. Isaiah 49:16 Have you sometimes felt that God has forgotten where you are or doesn’t understand what you are going through? You are not alone! Lots of people in the Bible felt like that. For example, just what was…

Comfort and Joy

In the church my dad attended years ago they loved singing: The Comforter has come, the Comforter has come! The Holy Ghost from Heav’n, the Father’s promise giv’n; Oh, spread the tidings ’round, wherever man is found— The Comforter has come!    Frank Bottome 1890 God is near to comfort. But if we look to…

Remember Me

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19 ESV As I was growing up we moved so many times that I lost count. Every new place I…

Learning to be Alone

Oh how I have always hated being alone! I sometimes got in trouble as a kid just so I could be included with everybody else who got caught. But in my Christian walk I have discovered something strange… Sometimes God wants me to be alone. He takes people out of my life. He cancels opportunities…