Category Archives: thoughts by Rev. D. Forster

Overcoming the Stronghold of Fear

What fears are you dealing with right now, and do they have a stronghold on your life? Continue reading

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Consolation of the Soul

  “When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” Psalm 94:19 Worry, stress, and anxiety are natural human emotions. They are the “cares” of our hearts. Too often, these “cares” are written off as non-important … Continue reading

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Let Us Not Grow Tired

Are you heading into this week just flat out exhausted? Is there some great weight upon you that you just can’t seem to lift? Have no fear, for our God does not grow weary. Continue reading

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The Blessings of God

Question: Have you been living a works-based or faith-based life of salvation? Our faith is in our belief, our surrendering of ourselves to Jesus. There is no proof, other than what God sees in our hearts. Our good deeds do not make us more faithful; our faith leads us into action. Continue reading

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Forever Faithful

Lord, thank You for being so faithful. Please heal my wandering heart. Strengthen my faith and make me steadfast in my pursuit of You. Amen. Continue reading

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Let Me Hear Your Word and Obey

Father, I pray today that I see the parts of my life where I am not being obedient to your word. Lord let me repent of this today, truly want to turn from these sins, and seek only your face, and your presence. Continue reading

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A Family Led By Reverence

  “Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of … Continue reading

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The Gift of Suffering

“We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who … Continue reading

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The Gift of Repentance

“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9 (ESV) God calls all of His children to repentance. This call is truly a gift, … Continue reading

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Christmas Abundance

“A thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” John 10:10 (HCSB) I will never forget my first Christmas as a follower of … Continue reading

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From Brokenness to Holiness

“You are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light. ‘Once … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Thing about Commitment

“And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in … Continue reading

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An Image of Truth

“…[You] have put on the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator. In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all … Continue reading

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Yearning for Justice

“Mankind, He has told you what is good and what it is the Lord requires of you: to act justly, to love faithfulness, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8 (HCSB) The word justice is thrown around so … Continue reading

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A Child at His Feet

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the … Continue reading

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