In the Potter’s Hand

Photo by Quino Al Then the word of the LORD came to me. He said, "Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel." Jeremiah 18:5-6 God sends Jeremiah to the potter’s house and tells … Continue reading In the Potter’s Hand

From the Pit to the Palace

Photo by Clay Banks. Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came before Pharaoh. Genesis 41: 14 Joseph had been in the prison for a while but because he had interpreted a dream for Pharaoh’s cupbearer, … Continue reading From the Pit to the Palace

Wrestling with God

Photo by Hermes Rivera In the womb, he grasped his brother’s heel, and as an adult, he wrestled with God. Hosea 12:3 Speaking concerning Jacob, the man God called Israel because he had not only striven with man but had striven with God and had overcome. I love what Hosea 12:4 says he wrestled with … Continue reading Wrestling with God

Different Personalities [ How they show up in Relationships].

Photo by Chris Murray. Relationships can be frustrating when we come in expecting the other person to be just like us. But when we know we are different, we can build relationships on the foundation of mutual understanding, tolerance, compromise, and empathy for the differences we see in each other. There are four personalities and … Continue reading Different Personalities [ How they show up in Relationships].

Prophetic Intercession

Photo by Diana Simumpande And Elijah went up to the top of Mount Carmel. And he bowed himself down on the earth and put his face between his knees. And he said to his servant, “Go up now and look toward the sea.” And went up and looked and said, “There is nothing.” And he … Continue reading Prophetic Intercession

Empty Vessels

Photo by Amritanshu Sikdar Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside.” 2 Kings 4:4 In 2 Kings 4, a widow comes to Elisha frantic because her husband had died and left her in debt. The prophet … Continue reading Empty Vessels

Becoming Royalty

Photo by nathan mcgregor On the third day, Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king’s hall. Esther 5:1 Esther is a Jewish girl who becomes queen. She was an orphan, she wasn’t born into royalty. She didn’t grow up learning how to … Continue reading Becoming Royalty

Burning the Plow

Photo by Dave Hoefler So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. 1 kings 19:21 When God calls … Continue reading Burning the Plow

A Changed Heart

Photo by Pixabay As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day. 1 Samuel 10:9 Saul had come to Samuel looking for his father’s donkeys, but God had other plans. By the time Saul leaves Samuel’s presence, he was anointed king over Israel. Following this event, … Continue reading A Changed Heart

IDOLS!?

Photo by AltumCode And the man cried out against the altar by the word of the Lord and said, “O altar, altar, thus says the Lord: ‘Behold, a son shall be born to the house of David, Josiah by name, and shall sacrifice on you the priests of the high places who make offerings on … Continue reading IDOLS!?