David Dorantes

Mark 3:13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons […]

Seek The Lord!

Psalm 34: 4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. How long do I look for something important? For example, if we lose a quarter, or maybe a dollar bill, do we look for it until we find it? Or do we just let it go because it’s only a...

Keep Praying Until God Answers

Isaiah 62: 6-7 On your walls, Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen; All day and all night they will never keep silent. You who profess the LORD, take no rest for yourselves; And give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem an object of praise on the...

God is Seeking a Relationship With You

Isaiah 62:12 They will be called the Holy People, the Redeemed of the Lord; and you will be called Sought after, the City No Longer Deserted. (NIV) 1 Corinthians 1: 2 I am writing to God’s church in Corinth, to you who have been called by God to be his own holy...

God Is…

Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (ESV) What does this verse say about God? When...

God Never Gets Tired

Isaiah 40:28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (NIV) In this chapter, Isaiah wanted to convey God’s message of comfort...

God Reigns Now and Forever

Isaiah 40: 22-23 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them like a tent to dwell in; who brings princes to nothing and makes the rulers of the earth as...

Bananas

Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. ESV I love bananas. Bananas are delicious when they are ripe and have a unique taste that I love. Also, bananas have certain benefits...

Just a Couple of Questions From God

When I read the following verses, I feel that God is asking me these questions. His words remind me of how powerful my God is, and why I should trust Him! When you read the next paragraph, put your name before the verses as if He’s talking to you. “Isaiah 40: 21-31 Do...

Paul’s Advice, Part 2

2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth (NASB). The second part of this verse is important to understand if we want to be a participant in God’s plan to save...

Paul’s Advice

2 Timothy 2: 15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth (NASB). This verse is a good reminder of how every year we must commit to work hard to become who God wants us to be....

What a Year!

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (NASB) When you wished for a happy new year in 2020, did you think it was going to turn out this way? I...

Psalm 91

When my mom passed, my dad kept on reminding me to read this Psalm. I hope you find great comfort in it as I have. He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in...

On a Leash

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” I have a big dog, and we must keep her on a leash when we go for a walk. On one occasion, of many, she got loose and ran away. She was stopping at...

Wanting God More Than Comfort

1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I urge you as foreigners and strangers, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. 12 Keep your behavior excellent among the Gentiles, so that in the thing in which they slander you as evildoers, they may because of your good...

Love Jesus

John 15: 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him,...

Seasoned Word

Colossians 4:6 Your speech must always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person. (NASB) For people that know me, if you invite me to eat, I will go anywhere. There is no food to which I will say no. I...

Be a Man Like Jesus

John 5:30 “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.” (NASB) Did you get everything you needed from your dad? Did he give you affection? Was he proud of you?...

Have You Found Him?

Jeremiah 10: 10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm...

Show Them How To Walk Wisely

Proverbs 13:20 Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. (NIV) Where did you go for your last vacation? What places did you eat? When this pandemic is over, would you go back to those same familiar places? I would like to think so! In...

The Right Way of Living

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and godly in the present age. (NASB) Because God has given us grace - something we could never...

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