thoughts by Gail Rodgers

Prayer to Discern what is Best

Prayer to Discern what is Best

Paul, praying for the believers said, “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes…

Trade Anxiety for Peace

Trade Anxiety for Peace

God calls us to guard our hearts and minds carefully. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God… And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 6 & 7 God…

Advent – JOY

Advent – JOY

During this time of Advent take some time to give yourself a digital cleanse. Look up from your devices for someone to specifically connect with. “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others,   as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 Communicating is at an…

True Hope

True Hope

The message of Christmas is a call to look with fresh eyes at what Jesus brings to our lives every day! “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths. Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my HOPE is in You all day long.” Psalm…

What is Following You?

What is Following You?

In Psalm 23 He invites us to pitch our tent and camp on the fact that He is our Good Shepherd. What eats at the heels of your life as you walk? Worry? Stress? Fear? God promises Goodness and Mercy will follow you as you follow Him. “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all…

Everything?

Everything?

Isn’t that amazing! God’s divine power will give you everything you need to walk through whatever life brings and with a godly perspective! “God’s divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.” 2 Peter 1:3 Isn’t that…

Parked

Parked

Connecting with God is more than distracted reading. God’s Spirit waits to connect with your Spirit in a meaningful way. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 Are you parked in your faith and not moving forward, as you would like? Connecting with God…

All Day Long

All Day Long

Questions: How would you define hope? What is the difference between wishing and hoping? “Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long” Psalm 25:4, 5 Father in Heaven, Thank You…

Following Jesus

Following Jesus

“God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NCV) Father in Heaven, I need You in my life. Forgive me for going my own way without acknowledging You. Thank you that You sent…

Taking Time to Care

Taking Time to Care

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 Be intentional today to stand as one loved by God, with purpose and dignity. Reach out in kindness to someone today and feel His love flow to you … and through you….

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