Monica Wood

How Long? “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Prov 23:7 How long will you continue to complain, compare, compromise, convict, convince, confuse, confess, condemn and conspire? Complain – about your present situation. Compare – what you have or don’t have. Compromise – your greatness for less than. Convict – yourself and […]

Patiently Waiting Psalm 27: 14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. King James Waiting and trusting that God’s promises for me will actually be made a reality is where I tend to struggle from time to time in this daily faith […]

The Right Agenda Matthew 6: 33 “But, seek first his Kingdom and his righteousness, and all these will be given to you as well.” NIV Are your actions/motives pure? Or, do you have a hidden agenda? Do you come into situations and opportunities with a sincere heart? Or, do you come with the objective of […]

Putting In the Work “Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.” Proverbs 22:29 NIV It’s funny, we always pray for the increase and the abundant blessings, but rarely do we do a self-check to see if we are prepared to maintain […]

Recharge Your Soul John 15:5 In this day of modern technology, we are on auto-pilot when it comes to making sure our cell phones, iPods, computers, etc. are charged up for our abusive use of them throughout the day. We plug them up before we go to bed, so that they have power for the […]

A Pleasant Aroma Ephesians 5:2 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. (New Living Translation) Think about how the fragrance of lavender makes you feel. Or, how the fragrance of someone you are attracted to […]

The Walk to Healing John 5: 1-15 Why is it so hard for us to embrace being healed? Is it that we find comfort in our pain? But, then why do we pray for healing? Why do we earnestly pray to God and share with others that we desire change, that we desire healing and […]

James 5:15-16 (NIV) 15And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and […]

What’s On Your Mind? Proverbs 23:7 I believe a mind has great power and if not used correctly, it can get you into trouble. What do I mean by that? Well, think about it, the word says, “as a man thinketh, so is he”. Our thoughts are where our future actions are born. They determine […]

Practice Then Preach Matthew 7: 3-5 Practice Forgiveness Practice Patience Practice Honesty Practice Kindness Practice Discipline Practice Sensitivity Practice Loving Practice Caring THEN…Preach. You cannot preach to others what you have not first practiced yourself. If you try to you are ultimately practicing hypocrisy. Don’t point your finger at someone if you first have not […]

Luke 18:27 “Jesus replied, ‘What is impossible with men is possible with God.’” What greater thing is there than nurturing and giving life? Ask a mother who nurtured a child for nine months and then spent whatever number of hours, if not days, in pain to push the baby into the world. Not an easy […]

Trying to Fit In John 15:19 – “ If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” ESV Have you ever gone shoe shopping and come across a “bad” […]