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“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 This verse contains a very important promise from God – we are his possession.  To some, this may sound like a bad thing, but to me it sounds like safety and peace. I am so thankful that I belong to Christ! When everyone fails me, and when I fail myself, He…

“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in
 God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”  Psalm 62:5-8, Think of a butterfly. If you try to rush the process of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, you risk killing it. In the middle stages of metamorphosis,…

“But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” Genesis 50:20, KJV. The story of Joseph is one of the most well known accounts of scripture. If you are unfamiliar with Joseph’s life, I encourage you to take some time this week and read through Genesis chapter 37 to chapter 50. It is one of the most riveting stories I’ve read because it deals with the human condition and parallels many things I have experienced personally. Joseph’s life was fraught…