For The Glory Of God And My Good

Steve Marquez January 12, 2015 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” John 12:27-28 ESV In The Valley Of Vision, “Living By Prayer” says, “I can only succeed when I pray according to […]

Until God Is Done

January 12, 2015 Steve Marquez “Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.” Genesis 28:15 It has been said that we are invincible until God is done […]

Divine Justifier

January 6, 2015 Steve Marquez It is interesting how Abraham intercedes for Sodom in Genesis 18:22-25. Of course he is doing so because of his nephew, Lot and his family. If there were only 50 or 40… or even 10 righteous people left in the city the question is asked, “Will you then sweep away […]

And So They Laughed

When God told Abraham he would have a son with Sarah, this was his response. “Then Abraham fell on his face and laughed and said to himself, “Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old? Shall Sarah, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” And Abraham said to […]

Sorrow

“He took Peter and the two sons of Zebedee along with him, and he began to be sorrowful and troubled. Then he said to them, “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” Matthew 26:37-38 There are times when life is difficult. There are times […]

Unusual Ways

God doesn’t always do things the way expect. I don’t know why that’s the case. Perhaps he wants to keep us on our toes, waiting, following, seeking. One time Jesus opens the eyes of a blind man by putting mud in his eye. That is unexpected. Another time, Jesus picks a paralyzed man out of […]

The Touch

“A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. …” Matthew 8:2-3a In his book, “The Lord is my Shepherd”, Robert J. Morgan writes about sheep that become “cast down.” They lay down in […]

Mourning Into Dancing

“And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. But they had no child, because Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well advanced in years. (Luke 1:6-7) How could this be? They were righteous and blameless according to the law, but Elizabeth was barren. I […]