Posts with the tag “faith”
You Alone Are My Reason
by Dave Shepardson on July 12th, 2018
I take refuge in you alone, Lord. My faith is in you alone. I have no good apart from you. Oh, the sorrow of those who have run after other things (god's) that you have not given them.You alone are my inheritance. You, personally, are my blessing. You guard all you have given me. The land you have given me is a good land, because you are in it - and you are my true blessing.I have set you before m...
I will Cleave, Trust, and Rely on You
by Dave Shepardson on November 19th, 2015
John 7:38 (amp) Lord, you said, “He who believes in you (who cleaves to and trusts in and relies on you) as the Scripture has said, from his innermost being shall flow (continuously) springs and rivers of living water.” It’s the cleaves to, trusts in, and relies on part that I must continuously grow in, Lord. Like the man who cried out to you, “I believe; help my unbelief! (Mk 9:24)” I believe, Lo...
by Dave Shepardson on April 30th, 2015
Hebrews 11:1 - Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight. Hebrews 12:2 - We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith... Ephesians 6:16 - hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. 1 Peter 1:7 - Thes...
by Dave Shepardson on September 5th, 2014
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him (Heb 11:6 nlt).Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence (Eph 3:12 nlt)....hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil (Eph 6:16 nlt).For we walk by faith, not b...
My Life Is In Your Hands
by Dave Shepardson on July 30th, 2014
Exodus 33:14 (amp)And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.Psalm 139:1,3,5 (nlt)O Lord, you . . . know everything about me. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.Psalm 16:6–8 (nlt)The land you have given me is a pleasant land. What a wonderful inheritan...
Run The Race
by Dave Shepardson on June 11th, 2014
Hebrews 12:1–2 (nlt) — 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith...Philippians 3:12–14 (nlt) — 12...
How Terrible to Question God
by Dave Shepardson on June 7th, 2014
Isaiah 45:10–12 (NLT)10 How terrible it would be if a newborn baby said to its father, ‘Why was I born?’ or if it said to its mother, ‘Why did you make me this way?’ ”11 This is what the LORD says— the Holy One of Israel and your Creator: “Do you question what I do for my children? Do you give me orders about the work of my hands?12 I am the one who made the earth and created people to live on it....