Turn us again, O LORD God of hosts, cause Your face to shine, and we shall be saved.
A prayer and praise for God's mercy
One upon a time, I was an incorrigible young girl, full of rebellion, pride, and contempt for authority.
Be still and know...
At whatever stage in life you may be today, you are important to God and your community. So reach out.
Esther could have complained. She could have mourned the loss of her family, her virginity, and her freedom. But she chose not to.
If the hammer and nail could talk, their conversation might sound a little like this...
Rachel start off a proud and shrewish young woman, but over the years she allowed God to humble her and give her a meek and quiet spirit, rich in patience. Perhaps Joseph learned these traits from his mother.
She was beautiful on both the inside and the outside. Right from the start we see in her character a spirit of humility, joy, gentleness, patience, kindness, and diligence. See how quickly and efficiently she worked.
God uses little people... nobodies... people who in their high school yearbooks would be voted as “least likely to succeed.” Those are the people who, when fully surrendered to God, can be used to do great things.