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Thoughts for a New Year

Thoughts for a New Year

Happy New Year! I pray that this first week of the new year has started with a new expectancy, new goals, renewed peace, and new hope. As I think about 2022, a few thoughts come to my mind from my time alone with the Lord. Let me share these with you. My first thought...

More of Jesus by David Mathis

More of Jesus by David Mathis

Happy New Year from YBL Ministries! Regardless of personal goals or resolutions for the new year, may we all strive toward a more intimate relationship with Jesus. "So as an old year passes, and the new dawns, we don’t try to grope our way to find minimums of Bible...

Answered/Unanswered Prayers

Answered/Unanswered Prayers

Luke 18:1 And He told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not to lose heart. Luke 11:8-9 I tell you, though he will not get up and give anything because he is his friend, yet because of his persistence he will rise and give him whatever he needs....

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James1:2-3 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take...

Resilience

Resilience

James 1:2-4 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Then in...

God’s Viewpoint

God’s Viewpoint

I hope you have just experienced a wonderful Thanksgiving. We all have so much for which to be thankful. Our family certainly has a lot for which to be grateful. But life, circumstances, and people can give us pause and lead us toward a path of discouragement, grief,...

God’s Will

God’s Will

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes....

God is Still Working

God is Still Working

From time to time I read some of my previous letters. It reminds me of what God has done in the past, helps me realize what God was showing me at that time, and propels me to trust Him more fully in the future. God led me to this letter from 2013. I trust it will...

Staying Steadfast

Staying Steadfast

Do we want to Finish Well? Are our eyes set on the prize of the High calling of our Savior? Do we want to accomplish His purposes for us? Are we seeking the things above at this moment? Paul says: …but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have...

Insights From Joshua

Insights From Joshua

It has been a joy for me to go back and read some of my journals. I have found they are as relevant today as when I wrote them. Today I am going to give some insights from Joshua that I recorded in 1989.  The Lord leads and the Lord exalts. In Joshua 3:4, it says,”...

Praises from the Past

Praises from the Past

One of the goals I’ve been pursuing during this uncertain time is spending more concentrated time with the Father. I don’t want to look back on this time and regret that I haven’t maximized it. I am fully convinced that God has a plan, greater than I can perceive, for...

Promises and Perspective

Promises and Perspective

I want to continue with the theme from my last blog. I will highlight Scriptures that give perspective, hope, joy and peace. These are the times that our light can shine brightest, that our witness can be sharper, that the victory can be sweeter. We do it all for...

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