Category Archives: Foundation of faith

Acceptable Smells

  May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be an acceptable aroma to you, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. (rephrased from Psalm 19:14).

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Almighty Sense of Smell

The Bible tells us which gods not to serve:   Deuteronomy 4:28 . . . gods of wood and stone, the work of human hands, that neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.   Those worthless gods have no sense … Continue reading

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How Do You Smell?

Most of us care how we look. We try to look our best. Some of us care how we look to God. We know that he sees beyond our outward appearance. God looks at our hearts. We hope he approves … Continue reading

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Forgive Me My Trespasses

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Skip the Details

I believe that God is all-knowing.   So why, when I pray for others,  do I include all the details?     I’m not telling God anything he doesn’t already know.

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God Changes My Mind, Not His

I can’t make God change his mind.   James 1:17 (ERV)) These good gifts come down from the Father who made all the lights in the sky. But God never changes like the shadows from those lights. He is always … Continue reading

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Captured Prayers

Smoke rising from burning incense–that’s how God sees our prayers. Revelation 5:8 (NIV) They were holding golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s people. To us, smoke is here one moment, gone the next. But God captures … Continue reading

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God’s Wordless Answer

God doesn’t always answer us with words. Our keys were missing. We searched everywhere. And I prayed. In my mind’s eye, I saw our toddler pushing those keys through the grid of the laundry basket. I checked, and Praise God! There they … Continue reading

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Unexpected Answers

  Jeremiah 33:3 (GW) Call to me, and I will answer you. I will tell you great and mysterious things that you do not know.   You asked. You expect an answer. The answer can be even greater and more mysterious … Continue reading

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Where? What?

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.   If you’re somewhere doing something, and you just can’t make yourself pray– maybe you shouldn’t be there, doing that.

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