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“Direct my footsteps according to your word, let no sin rule over me.” – Psalm 119:133 [NIV] “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 [NIV] I never thought I would […]

The Magicians of Pharaoh

God used Moses as well as Aaron to perform many signs and wonders to get Pharaoh to let His people leave Egypt. During that time, Pharaoh brought forth his magicians to show his power.  Exodus 7:8 is the start of the signs and wonders, and it actually begins with God saying that when Pharaoh says […]

Now Go

When reading Exodus 3-4, we find God calling Moses. Most people can remember the burning bush. Like all of us, God created Moses for a purpose. Moses was to lead God’s chosen people out of Egypt. In 3:10, after Moses answers God with “Here I am” and hears of God’s concern for His people and […]

Not I, But God

There is a verse in Genesis that truly shows us something that we so often neglect. Genesis 41:16 is Joseph’s response to Pharaoh’s request for assistance. He said, “I cannot do it” (NIV) or “it is beyond my power to do this” (NLT). The Message translates this as “not I, but God.” No matter the […]

The Limping Dog

 “Desire without knowledge is not good– how much more will hasty feet miss the way!” – Proverbs 19:2 (NIV)  As I was walking my dog Max, I saw a dog ahead, limping across the street. The little terrier looked to be injured and as I approached the dog, I immediately began to plan what I […]

The Timing of God

God’s timing is the timing that matters. In a world where we are so timed focused, trying to shove as much as we can into the time we have, and trying to plan out every second of every day, God’s timing is still the timing that matters. He is in control, and if we try […]

The Four E’s of Rebekah

When Abraham sent his servant to seek out a wife for his son Isaac, the servant, a loyal man who relied on God throughout the mission, was met by Rebekah. The servant of Abraham prayed for God’s guidance with selecting a wife for Isaac, and included some signs to point to the woman who should […]

Trusting the Power of God

This weekend I had the opportunity to teach two classes, one on trusting God and another on the power of God. These two topics are so vital to each of our lives, and yet we all have some difficulties in these areas.  Recently, the husband of a friend of mine was in dire need of […]