Restores and Revives

On a Saturday morning, I find myself sleeping in and spending more time in the Word. It is certainly a time of refreshment for me—the sleep and the time with God. We need rest. We need God. Today’s verse speaks about how God restores and revives. The actual word translates to mean restore, refresh, renew, […]

No Signals

I was driving my son to the dentist when the truck in front of my van suddenly slowed down, but there were no brake lights. As we got to the fork in the road, the turn signal apparently didn’t work either. Without the signals, driving is not as easy. The signals are a way for […]

You Have Done Nothing

We do not think like God thinks (Isaiah 55:8). That being said, there are many times when we are unable to grasp what God is doing and we become frustrated. We may even cry out to the Lord, “You have don’t nothing,” just like Moses did. Moses was upset with God. He was angry because […]

Press On

Today’s passage gets me to consider how God restores. We serve a God of restoration. Consider this—after two days He revives and then on the third day raises up. Does this remind you of anything? Earlier in the passage, it speaks about returning to the Lord. We read that God has torn and struck down. […]

Exiting the Cave Outline

Exiting the Cave Basic Review of 1 Kings 17-18 Main Passage 1 Kings 19 There’s a great and strong wind. There’s an There’s a fire. There is the sound of a low whisper – a still small voice. How do you recognize God’s presence? Desire the Presence of God “Draw near to God, and He […]

Living the Life Set Out for You

God has a great plan for your life. Do you believe it? It is true. He has a great plan for each and every life. He is the great Creator and He has something exciting and special for each one of us. Don’t look to someone else’s life to define you, to copy, to guide […]

To Be Your God

God wants to be your God. Isn’t that awesome? God offers us the greatest blessing—Himself! How great is our God? How blessed are we? In the Old Testament we read about the Tabernacle. It was God’s way of creating a way for His presence to dwell on earth in the midst of His people. Later […]