Category Archives: thoughts by Phil Ware

In God I Trust

“In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. what can mortal man do to me? “ Psalm 56:4 God holds us in his grasp. Continue reading

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God’s Ways

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 Continue reading

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Forget the Former Things

Lord of all eternity, please help me to learn from my mistakes this past year, but not to dwell on them. Please help me not rest on my accomplishments in this past year, but use them to further your work in me and through me. Please help me not quarrel with those who injured me yesterday, last month, or this past year. Instead, O Father, lead me in your paths and help me see your mighty works this next year. In Jesus’ name and by his power I ask it. Amen. Continue reading

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Bread of Life

“Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 Read the rest: Continue reading

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Holy Passion

Prayer: O God, give me a holy passion to know your truth and live it in both word and deed. Make my life a reflection of your Word, who both proclaimed and lived your truth. In him I pray. Amen.’ Continue reading

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Wait for the Lord

Loving Father, help me as I wait for you to show me the way with my decisions, to meet my needs, and reveal your presence in my loneliness. I really do seek you with all my heart. Through Jesus I pray. Amen. Continue reading

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Speaking the Truth

“Speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.” Ephesians 4:15 Thought Our goal as believers is to mature into the full presence of Jesus Christ in the … Continue reading

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Hope in the Lord

“Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and will not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 Continue reading

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Refuge and Strength

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1 Where can we go when all the walls fall and all the armies crumble and all hope is lost? To the eternal God, who is our Father. Continue reading

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Trust in the Lord Forever

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord is the Rock Eternal”. Isaiah 26:4 Thought: When we see mountains we feel small, knowing not only how much larger they are than we are, but also how much longer they have been here than we have been. Continue reading

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Incredible Gift

“It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” Ephesians 2:8- Continue reading

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Gentle and Humble

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2 Thoughts on today’s verse “You mean I have to put up with that!?” There are those folks in life about whom the saying is true: … Continue reading

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His Wonderful Light

“You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 Continue reading

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How do You View God?

“God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17 Thoughts on today’s verse: How do you view God? Is he someone looking for a way to condemn … Continue reading

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Truly Worthy

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11 Continue reading

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