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  1. Abba San

    Friday, October 31, 2014

    "I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again." Ezekiel 34:16a (NLT) I'm so glad He lets me be part of that process.
  2. Abba San

    Friday, October 17, 2014

    Only those who throw away their lives for my sake and for the sake of the Good News will ever know what it means to really live. Mark 8:35 (TLB) Do you know what it means to REALLY live? Try serving the Lord and the Gospel.
  3. Abba San

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears... This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles. Psalm 34:4, 6 (NIV) These are two verses that have seen me through so many tough days. I depend on them.
  4. Abba San

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 (NIV) This is a recurring verse in my life right now. A great reminder of one important reason God gave us the Bible. I...
  5. Abba San

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT) I turn to this verse...often. Giving my cares to Him, because He cares for me. I end up with peace every time I trust Him.
  6. Abba San

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (CEV) I love this verse - probably we all do. To love and be loved is foremost in our faith. Our faith in God's grace is what brings us home to Him. Often we tend to overlook the importance...
  7. Abba San

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    Long ago, even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:4-5 (NLT) I was adopted by my step-father. I...
  8. Abba San

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014

    If I have put my trust in money, if my happiness depends on wealth… it would mean that I denied the God of heaven. Job 31:24,28 (TLB) None of us would say we trust in money more than God, but when we start to think about our happiness... Well, it can be a different story. The bottom line is...
  9. Abba San

    Friday, January 17, 2014

    Anyone who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins. James 4:17 (NIV) Talking about not procrastinating in 2014 this week. This verse came to mind. This might just be my biggest sin - knowing the good, lots of little goods, and just not getting them done. Father, forgive me my...
  10. Abba San

    Friday, January 10, 2014

    Wise people will gain an honorable reputation, but stupid people will only add to their own disgrace. Proverbs 3:35 (TEV) Learn to be wise and develop good judgment and common sense. Proverbs 4:5 (TLB) Nuf said...
  11. Abba San

    Friday, January 3, 2014

    The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV) Can you imagine God delighting in you? So glad to have you in His family that He bursts out singing? He does.
  12. Abba San

    Friday, December 27, 2013

    And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. Luke 2:20 (ESV) Q: What do we do when Christmas is done? A: Do what the shepherds did - glorify and praise God.
  13. Abba San

    Wednesday, December 25, 2013

    But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19 (NIV) Hope you are treasuring the reality of Christmas and pondering on it often. May God bless us, every one.
  14. Abba San

    Friday, December 20, 2013

    The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren't small, but you're living them in a small way. I'm speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively! 2 Corinthians 6:12-13 (MSG) Sometimes we feel like we don't matter, our...
  15. Abba San

    Friday, December 13, 2013

    When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Matthew 2:3 (ESV) Two things struck me about this verse this week. 1. It wasn't just King Herod who was troubled - it was all of Jerusalem. To think, a king was born in their midst and they didn't know it. 2...
  16. Abba San

    Friday, December 6, 2013

    When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife. Matthew 1:24 (NLT) That night Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother... Matthew 2:14 (NLT) So Joseph got up and returned to the land of Israel with Jesus and his mother. Matthew...
  17. Abba San

    Friday, November 29, 2013

    Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean...Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. Luke 1:29, 38 (NLT) This isn't just the beginning of Christmas - it is the beginning of most of our...
  18. Abba San

    Friday, November 22, 2013

    Fig trees may no longer bloom, or vineyards produce grapes; olive trees may be fruitless, and harvest time a failure; sheep pens may be empty, and cattle stalls vacant— but I will still celebrate because the LORD God saves me. Habakkuk 3:17-18 (CEV) It's Thanksgiving Sunday this week. The...
  19. Abba San

    Friday, November 8, 2013

    Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:14-15 (NIV) There are lots of ways to talk about the Good News. One we often leave out...
  20. Abba San

    Saturday, November 2, 2013

    Oh, what joy for those whose disobedience is forgiven, whose sins are put out of sight. Romans 4:7 (NLT) Just praising God this morning - that this verse is true for me!