“Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the Lord.” (Hosea 5:4)
Sin is a terrible thing. It is rebellion against God and His statutes, it disrupts His original design for creation causing pain, anguish, and turmoil, and its penalty is death- not only physical, but spiritual. (more…)
“Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘sons of the living God.'” (Hosea 1:10)
As much as we may cling to another person’s promises, unfortunately people often make promises they don’t keep. Many of our promises end up being conditional, and we only fulfill them when we’re in the same season of making that promise, or when the circumstances favor us keeping them.
I don’t think we intentionally subscribe to the saying that “promises are made to be broken,” but it’s more of a result of being flawed and human. Thankfully God always keeps His promises, no matter what the season or circumstance! (more…)
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.” (Prov. 3:3)
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.” (Prov. 3:27)
Before we start each day, I pray with the kids and ask God that He would help us to be a blessing to others that day; that we would be kind, gentle, generous, and loving, and that we would shine the light of Jesus wherever we go. I want to instill in them the focus on loving others before ourselves. (more…)