Posts from July 2020

Posts from July 2020

God Gives Gifts both Natural and Supernatural – Daniel 1:17

Friday – God Gives Gifts both Natural and Supernatural – Daniel 1:17 God gave these four young men knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature and wisdom. Daniel also understood visions and dreams of every kind. (Daniel 1:17) Reflection God gave Daniel and his friends many gifts; some of them were natural and others were supernatural. These categories are of our creation; natural and supernatural are all natural to God. Some Christians think that the only valuable gifts are…

Nurturing the Body with God’s Summer’s Bounty

Greetings Church Family: It’s July, and to lighten the mood, I’m writing about taking care of our temple (body) through good food. Everything is so bountiful during the summer months, and it’s a good act of self-care to nurture your body with good food. Seven Species of the Holy Land I did a little research and found that there is a prestigious list of the Seven Species of the Holy Land They are Dates, Pomegranates, Figs, Grapes, Olives, Wheat, and…

God is Our Shelter – Psalm 121:5-6

The Lord protects you; the Lord is a shelter right by your side. The sun will not strike you by day or the moon by night. (Psalm 121:5-6) Reflection David is rejoicing in the fact that God is watching over him. As he worked to fulfill God’s will, God never abandoned him, but provided everything that he needed. This protection was like a shelter from the sun on a hot day. The reference to the moon is most likely a…

God Honors Daniel’s Plan – Daniel 1:11-16

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief eunuch not to defile himself. God had granted Daniel kindness and compassion from the chief eunuch, yet he said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who assigned your food and drink. What if he sees your faces looking thinner than the other young men your age? You would endanger my life with the…