thoughts by Phil Ware

My Refuge

My Refuge

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.”  Psalm 119:114 Thought Where can we go to remain secure from the onslaught of bad ideas, evil influences, and false hopes? We can go to God and his Word. While people can be disloyal and misguided, God’s love is proven…

Not Alone

Not Alone

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15 Thoughts on today’s verse We are not alone. God has given us each other to live our lives for him and get us back home to him. Along the way, we want to share each others’ burdens, soar on each others joys, and…

Pray and Seek My Face

Pray and Seek My Face

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 Thought Humility is not our culture’s most valued asset or most desired…

Free at Last

Free at Last

“There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life in Christ has set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 Thought “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” Becoming a…

God Hunger

God Hunger

“O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1 Thoughts on today’s verse Addiction has been defined as “God-hunger directed to the wrong source of soul satisfaction.” Psalm 63 reminds us…

Be Joyful Always

Be Joyful Always

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Thought Where does your heart live? That’s what these verses are all about. It’s about where we spend the most time with our hearts. Is there a constant awareness in your life…

God Our Refuge

God Our Refuge

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:1-2 Thought God is not only our protector; he is also our helper. Even when our world seems to be crashing around us,…

Give Me Eyes to See

Give Me Eyes to See

“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 Thought Paul gives the Philippians this promise only after he has emphasized to them that he had found the Lord’s grace sufficient in good times and tough times, in times of plenty and in times of lack….

God is our Refuge and Strength

God is our Refuge and Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”  Psalm 46:1 Thought Where can we go when all the walls fall and all the armies crumble and all hope is lost? To the eternal God, who is our Father. He preserved Israel through the most difficult of times, protected the Bible from those…

Forgiveness of Sin

Forgiveness of Sin

“In Christ we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.”  Ephesians 1:7 Thought Forgiveness! What a sweet and precious gift. What we were powerless to fix, make up or pay for, God did for us in Jesus. With him, each day is a fresh start…

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