Category Archives: thoughts by Kathy Cheek

Nothing is Too Broken

“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit. “ Psalm 34:18 Continue reading

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Psalm 23 Reflection

Is there a more beautiful passage in the Bible than the 23rdPsalm? It is definitely in a category all its own and has always been a favorite of mine. The riches of each phrase wrap around my heart like a cool fresh breeze after a long hot afternoon. Continue reading

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His Magnificent Presence

His is a very near presence that we will know, When we draw close to Him. In a conversation with a friend who just recently finished several months of chemo sessions, she talked about the deep and intimate closeness to … Continue reading

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A Walk of the Heart

Walking with the Lord is a walk that takes place in the heart—a heart to follow Him. My journey with the Lord is a walk to seek Him, and this is a walk of the heart I choose to take each brand new day. Continue reading

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In God I Trust

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Continue reading

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When Life is Not a Christmas Card

What do we do when life is not a Christmas card? What do we do when life is hard and we don’t know what to do? Continue reading

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Place of Rest

When I try to figure things out all on my own it seems like it becomes more complicated with each angle I attempt to analyze and fix. When I admit it’s not mine to figure out and leave it in God’s hands, a sigh of relief escapes and peace envelops me. Continue reading

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Perplexing Journey

There have been many times my life did not track the way I thought it would. Yet, I learned that when it doesn’t track according to my plan, that doesn’t mean it isn’t tracking according to God’s plan. When I watched my life take twists and turns that did not seem to add up to any expectation of what I perceived to be God’s plan for my life, I wrestled with how to deal with the perplexing turns my life was taking. Continue reading

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New Day Clean Slate

Yes! We are immeasurably blessed! God’s mercy is new every morning and you will know it when you meet with Him each new day. “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 Continue reading

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The Trouble with Circumstances

Today, I fought discouragement because I looked at me – instead of God. I looked at my circumstances instead of looking at Him. But then, I fixed my gaze on Him and by the time evening fell – discouragement had also fallen away. Continue reading

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Reflected Glory

This is the challenge: If we are willing vessels, day by day we will reflect the glory of our Lord. The thought that like a reflection in glass or a mirror, I can reflect the glory of the Lord – is the result of Christ’s Spirit working in me to make me more like Him. Continue reading

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The Stumbling Block of Unforgiveness

The forgiveness we do not give, the forgiveness we withhold— will hold us back in our relationship with the Lord and the plans He has for us. Unforgiveness will become a stumbling block in our walk with the Lord and with others. Continue reading

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Trading My Flaws for God Grace

All the Grace I need He freely gives. I am flawed. Every day I miss the mark. I lose patience and say things the wrong way which means I shouldn’t have said them at all. I forget to pray for someone I assured I would remember their prayer request. Continue reading

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Clay in His Hands

“But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.” Isaiah 64:8 I am His workmanship, on the potter’s wheel, and I am being changed. Continue reading

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Think About

In the quiet moments of a peaceful morning walk I let my thoughts drift heavenward My thoughts are filled with You I think about Your majesty That flows from Heaven’s throne I think about the wonders Of Creation You have … Continue reading

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