Fear Not

Do you know what is the most common command in the Bible? It might not be what you think it is. Believe it or not, the most common command in the Bible is “fear not”.

In Isaiah 41:10 we read, ” 10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”

How common in this command in the Bible? Well, it occurs approximately 365 times in the Bible. It might be a coincidence, or maybe it is God’s daily reminder to us to “Fear not, for I am with you”. 

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

The Problem with a New Car

Do you know what the problem with a new car is? The moment you drive it off of the lot, it is no longer new! It has been said that as soon as a new car is driven away from the dealership, the value of the car immediately begins to drop! How can something “new” become “old” before we even get to enjoy it?

In Colossians 1:27 Paul writes, “27 To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Paul reminds us that our riches are not what we have here on earth. Our riches are what awaits us in Heaven.

While new cars may get old, Easter assures us that eternity never does. Regardless of how you measure up to the standards of the world, take comfort in knowing that for those that love and follow the Lord, there are riches that await!

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

When Will It End?

How many times in our lives have we asked, “when will it end?” Maybe it is a trial you are encountering, maybe it is an illness that you are enduring, maybe it is what you see happening to society around you. Regardless of what it is, many of us will ask, “when will it end?”.

In 1 Peter 1:18-19 it states, “18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.”

Easter, and the Bible, reminds us that the answer to the question “when will it end?” is the moment you accept Jesus into your heart. Because of Easter, and the blood of Jesus Christ, we have been given a new beginning and a new future free of pain, suffering, disease and tears. We no longer have to ask “when will it end?” because thanks to Jesus, it ended on the cross.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Would You Have Put Jesus on the Cross?

There is a famous saying, “Monday morning quarterback” that refers to those that spend Monday criticizing their favorite football team and player(s). We often say, “they should have done_______” or “I can’t believe that the QB didn’t see the receiver open in the end zone”. We say these things because we have the luxury of seeing replays in slow motion on TV. Well, the same could be said about the Bible. During Easter, we often talk about the Jewish leaders that crucified Jesus on the cross. How could they do that? Why would they do that? Didn’t they know who He was? As we move forward from Easter, if you were there, would you have put Jesus on the cross?

In Romans 14:10-13 we read, “10 But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” 12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. 13 Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way.”

Every time we judge others, we put Jesus back on the cross. Every time we cause others to stumble and fall, we put Jesus back on the cross. No, we may have not been there that Good Friday when Jesus was crucified, but when we judge others and cause others to fall, we put Him back on the cross. Live your life to glorify and honor the Lord, not crucify Him.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Where is Your Hope?

For those that are searching for hope:

Romans 8:18-25  “18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.”

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Now What?

We are now past Easter. Yesterday we celebrated that Jesus rose from the dead. We celebrated that our sins have been forgiven. We celebrated that we have been given a new life and new beginning. Now what?

In Romans 6:18 Paul tells us, “18 And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.”

Now that we have celebrated our new beginning and our freedom from our sin, are we ready to become slaves of righteousness? Are we ready to live our lives for the Lord? Are we ready to give our lives to the Lord? Are we ready to be free from sin and free in Him?

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

He Is Risen!!

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28 Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,[a] and sat on it. His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

The King on the Cross

John 19: 17-30

The King on a Cross

17 And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, 18 where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on either side, and Jesus in the center. 19 Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was:


20 Then many of the Jews read this title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

21 Therefore the chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, ‘The King of the Jews,’ but, ‘He said, “I am the King of the Jews.”’”

22 Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.”

23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and also the tunic. Now the tunic was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. 24 They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”

Therefore the soldiers did these things.

Behold Your Mother

25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus His mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing by, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” 27 Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home.

It Is Finished

28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.

At the Cross

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Matthew 27: 35-37 – 35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots,[f] that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet: “They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.” 36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37 And they put up over His head the accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Who Will Betray Me?

One day before Jesus was crucified, Jesus celebrated the Passover, what we call His Last Supper, with His disciples. While we may think that Passover was something only for Israel, Jesus celebrated with both Jews and Gentiles (non-Jewish people). Passover represented what Jesus would do for His children the next day. One other important event occurred on Thursday.

In John 13:18-30 we read, “18 “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me has lifted up his heel against Me.’ 19 Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He. 20 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who receives whomever I send receives Me; and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me.” 21 When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” 22 Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke. 23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore motioned to him to ask who it was of whom He spoke. 25 Then, leaning back on Jesus’ breast, he said to Him, “Lord, who is it?” 26 Jesus answered, “It is he to whom I shall give a piece of bread when I have dipped it. And having dipped the bread, He gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. 27 Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him. Then Jesus said to him, “What you do, do quickly.” 28 But no one at the table knew for what reason He said this to him. 29 For some thought, because Judas had the money box, that Jesus had said to him, “Buy those things we need for the feast,” or that he should give something to the poor. 30 Having received the piece of bread, he then went out immediately. And it was night.

Judas betrayed Jesus for money. What do we betray Jesus for?

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!