Author: walter bright

Soothing Consolation


When the cares of my heart, are many, your consolations cheer my soul. Psalm 94:19 This passage has been on my mind since yesterday morning. It not only blessed me richly through the day, but it also was a timely word for a friend with whom I had lunch. So I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few thoughts about it. The cares of life/my heart We all have it from time to time. The cares of this life is a life choker. It chokes, squeezes and suffocates the life out of you. If there is any ounce of “Word of God” in you, well, it goes after it with vengeance, leaving you full of busy, anxious, perplexing, worrying, fearful, distracting and doubtful thoughts. How do you handle vexing and contrary thoughts? Your Consolation I am so thankful that we (believers/followers of Jesus) have Him – the One who “comforts us in all our troubles.” I am so glad that we have the promises contained in His word that bring sweet consolation …

10 thoughts from Passion Week & Easter Sunday


I know, you might say, “too late for a post on Easter, it was two weeks ago.” Well, you might want to read till the last two points in this post to see what I have to say about that. But first, let’s get started with the first thing I learned about Easter during the passion week and Easter Sunday. Everything I’ll ever need is already provided “And he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written through the prophets shall be accomplished unto the Son of man.” Luke‬ ‭18:31‬ ‭ Martyrdom – no!/ Reckless devotion – yes! The call tho lay down one’s life is not a call to martyrdom- it’s a call reckless abandon of self… “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭ True friends are those who are around when life a hard. We are called to be that kind of friend and hope to …

God, Time, and Promotion


The proper time for promotion It is not my time It is not a chanced time It is not premature time It is not an expired time It is God’s time! The key to finding God’s time is twofold: Humility Humble yourself under His mighty power… in due time He will lift you up! Trust Casting all anxieties on Him We are either prideful or fearful in general when it comes to finding success, achieving our goals or reaching our destiny, We often get in the way of the Lord by enthroning ourselves. We are impatient. So we take matters into our own hands. And instead of seeking Him for wisdom we operate on a human level instead of on God’s supernatural grace. The result is fear and frustration. The longer we stay in that state, the harder it becomes for us to step into God’s proper time. When fear begins to rule our lives we fall further away from seeing God at work in our lives. Fear unleashes in us all forms of anxieties. …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Conclusion We see through this devotional that even though seasons occur in our lives, God is not seasonal in his love, goodness, or faithfulness. The times when we think God is not present are those very times when he had us in the palm of his hand. The question is no longer why God has not accomplished his promises in our lives but rather if our perspective of God’s promises and how he accomplishes them is renewed. We no longer measure God’s faithfulness to happy endings but we know God is faithful in the journey and through the process. We now can rest assure that God’s faithfulness is not limited to good times or bad times. He is the God who holds and control all seasons. Amen.

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 7 – The friend who Sticks Around Proverb 18:24 3 John 15:13 Song extract “You walked with me on the rocky road you’ve never left my side” Few years ago, my kids introduced me to the movie the “Lord of the rings”. They were so much into that film I had to finally sit down and watch all three parts back to back. That was a test to my patience…until I fell in total admiration for one of the characters. He would have been the main character if the movie was titled “The Friend of the Chosen”. Samwise “Sam” Gamgee, Frodo Baggins’s friend has played an extraordinary and important role in the victory over the ring. Sam was the moral, emotional and physical rock for Frodo during the difficult parts of the journey. He suffered cold, hunger, tiredness, betrayal, Frodo’s anger and rejection, but never back down from his love for His Friend. Many times He resisted the influence of the ring and took the risk of wearing the evil jewel when Frodo could not …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 6- God does want you to be Happy Nehemiah 8:10 Philippians 4:4 Song extract: “You walked with me in the garden of joy, you’ve never left me” Scripture clearly tells us that God is a pretty happy being. The Bible says in Zephaniah 3:17 that “God rejoices over us with singing” which literally means, God dances and spin around with singing over us. Just imagine God singing a song for you with Joy… Not only scripture, but the nature also tells us God is a very joyful and happy person. God’s happiness is all over the place; it’s in the colors and shape of his creation. It’s in the colors of flowers, it’s in the songs of birds, and it’s in the kiss of the sun on your face. If God is such a happy being, he wants you to be happy!!! So rest assure that God is not just that serious being somewhere frowning on you when you become loud and wild in happiness. He does not think happiness is unholy and will not …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 5 – His love is greater than your fear Psalm 23:4 1John 4:18 Song extract: “You walked with me in the valley of death lord, you never failed me” Yes, just like David, there are times in the Christian walk when we find ourselves in the valley, whether it’s the valley of lack, pain, sickness, loneliness, abandonment, homelessness, or even in the valley of death. In those times, we are confronted by the feeling of danger. We fear to lose our comfort, our jobs, our reputation, our marriage and why not. We fear to lose our lives. David made an astonishing declaration in Psalm 23:4. He declared that even though He walks through the valley of the shadow of death, He will fear no evil, for God is with Him. Remark that David confidence was not in just being in the company of God while he walks through the valley, but his confidence was in the character of who was walking with him. He was confident that the one walking with him through the …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 4- Count your blessings 1 Thessalonians 5:18 James 1:17 Song extract “You walked with me on the mountain top lord, you’ve never failed me” God faithfulness is a theme that seems to be of relevance when things are not going the way we expect and we are to be reminded of His faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is mostly appreciated when his intervention comes to end a season of trails. In those times, we tend to appreciate and celebrate His faithfulness. Often times, we fail to notice or appreciate the faithfulness of God in things that have never been an issue in our lives, in things are going right for us or when we are on the mountain top. Most times though we are simultaneously on a mountain top in one area of our life and in the valley low in another area of our life. Human nature tend to focus less on things going right and we fail to celebrate God for his faithfulness in the areas of our life where we are not struggling. So …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 3- When you don’t understand God Esaie 55:9 Proverbe 3:5-6 Song extract: «Even in times when I don’t understand, I know you are on my side » Have you ever been angry at God? Did you ever felt God told you one thing and served you something else? Or felt God has NOT kept his promise to you? Or start doubting if what you heard really came from God? Maybe God promise to give you a child but has never given you a husband or a wife. Maybe you received the call to serve God in a specific area of ministry but God has led you in contradictory circumstances you had no power to change. Did God promised to do something in your life and you waited and waited and it just seems like time is running out? Have you ever come to the conclusion that God has “deceived” you? Relax; you’re not weird. Many other believers today in the Bible have felt that way. It took me lots of prayers lots of tears …

You’ve Never Failed Me Yet


Day 2 My Hiding Place Psalm 32: 7 Psalm 27:5 Song extract: “ Storms of life come rushing hard oh God, in you I can hide” The word of God throughout the scripture talk about times of trouble, and Sooner or later everyone experiences those times. As we can observe in our lives, those times come often. Now more than ever our world is conditioning us to hide and loose consciousness of the trouble. We seek refuge in things that num our conscience but cannot save. Work, busy lives, friends, projects, friends, alcohol, drugs and list goes on. David declares “ The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each time.” When we seek refuge in God, he does not just momentarily make us feel better. He is a resting place. He protect us from danger while we keep consciousness of the trouble. At some point in my own life I thought to myself, it seems like the times of trouble outweigh the time of peace and tranquility. I’ve come …