Author Archives: stevemidkiff

Look up and look around

Lift up your eyes from where you are look north and south, east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you. Genesis 13:14–15 “No desire will ever be placed in us by the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Springing up with color

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Faith looks and sees

Samuel Rutherford wrote “When we know where we’re headed we shouldn’t worry about our limp” Keep moving forward step by step We go up by faith daily and see the place Christ is preparing for us. Look through all our … Continue reading

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In writing I will sing

George Herbert claimed that he saw God through his pen How should I praise You, Lord! how should our rhymes Gladly engrave Your love in steel, If what our soul does feel sometimes, Yes if our soul might ever feel! … Continue reading

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Give us this faith

Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, the prophets…. Through acts of faith, they toppled kingdoms, made justice work, took the promises for themselves. They were protected from lions, They were protected in the fires, They were protected when swords were … Continue reading

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Give us eyes

“And there came a lion.” 1 Sam. 17:34 It is a source of inspiration and strength to come in touch with David, trusting God. Through faith in God David conquered a lion and a bear, and afterwards God used David … Continue reading

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The wrongs done to us are irrelevant

The hardest part of forgiving another person is acting like the offense never occurred. David Jeremiah notes that “forgiving someone means— restoring a relationships to the status they enjoyed before the offense took place. It’s one thing to say, “I … Continue reading

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Jesus, humble us

In all our Bible quoting,In all our planning,all our counseling,In all our reasonableness,In all our force,In all our pleadings,In all our laws,In all our graces, We discover somethingthat only Jesus can do it in usthat only Jesus can do it … Continue reading

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Nothing is impossible to us Mt. 17:20

When we take God seriously The simple truth isthat a mere kernel of faith,a miniature poppy seed of trust, This measure of confidence in God Let’s us tell any mountain: Move!’ and it will move. There’s nothing we can’t face … Continue reading

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Take Joy In God

Three years ago on 2/18/2018 They opened Jill’s left leg up in a surgical procedure Two days later they removedHer leg severing it above the knee.The bacterial infection had demolished her leg and would have taken her life if the … Continue reading

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