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Coming Alongside Others

The Fletchers  How many people have poured into your life?  How many people have come alongside you so that you can be and do all that God created you to be and do?  Are there specific individuals who stand out among those who have walked with you? What would your life be like today if these special people were not able to come alongside you? “You Are More Than You Think You Are!” That sentence is the briefest way I know how to communicate our calling. These are words that… Read more Coming Alongside Others

40 Days of Focus: Day 26

Day 26: The Privilege of Righteousness  Reflect On: Psalm 17 “As for me, I shall behold you face in righteousness; when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness” Psalm 17 is about deliverance from persecution.  many Christians face real persecution from enemies hostile to the Gospel of grace. But sometimes the greatest persecution is self-inflicted.  Satan wants to keep the believer bound to guilt and shame. Are you holding on to your past like an enemy of the Gospel of grace? Those who are in Christ have a… Read more 40 Days of Focus: Day 26

40 Days of Focus: Day 25

Day 25: Worship In The Temple Reflect On: Psalm 84 “For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere…” Psalm 84 is about the joy of worshipping in the temple of God.  The psalmist describes the temple as a lovely place of longing where the soul sings for joy.  The temple is a safe place of happiness.  He describes a journey to the temple.  Those who worship along the way are happy because their strength is found in God.  As they travel, they are strengthened.  The psalm… Read more 40 Days of Focus: Day 25

40 Days of Focus: Day 24

Day 24: Longing For God Reflect On: Psalm 42 “As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.” Psalm 42 reminds us of what it means to truly long for God’s presence. When our thirst for God has lessened, fasting is a great way to re-establish our soul’s greatest need. When we fast we long for the thing that we are surrendering. This longing for the thing we have given up is sometimes the only longing a person experiences.  But for those who understand… Read more 40 Days of Focus: Day 24

40 Days of Focus: Day 23

Day 23: A Word of Knowledge Reflect On: 2 Samuel 7:18-29 “…your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you…” In 2nd Samuel 7:18-29, David is responding to a word from God given through the prophet Nathan concerning his rule and his family. Much of what the prophet said would not happen in David’s lifetime, yet David responds with a humble confidence believing God’s promise. Essentially, David says, “Let it come to pass for your glory not mine.” God had already blessed David far more than most shepherd… Read more 40 Days of Focus: Day 23

40 Days of Focus: Day 22

Day 22: The God Shepherd- The Divine Presence Reflect On: Psalm 23 “The Lord is my shepherd…I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long” The 23rd Psalm contains six of the most recognized verses in all of scripture.  Many people take comfort in the poetry describing God as the Good Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd leads and feeds, restores and adores, comforts and protects. The psalmist reminds us that we are like precious sheep in God’s fold.  The image of sheep and shepherd is so remarkable… Read more 40 Days of Focus: Day 22