There are many that teach the Word of God. Your pastor; radio and television personalities; founders and leaders of entire "movements". In many cases, they teach similar things. Yet in other cases their messages are very different. I would imagine that most of them have good intentions. That they love The Lord, and desire to … Continue reading Students of the Word
In these days of moral relativism (your truth is your truth and my truth is mine)...being "spiritual" is the new catch phrase. When someone refers to themselves as "spiritual", I wonder what they mean. Do they understand that there is only one way to heaven? ••••••••••••••••••••••• Maybe next time I hear that, I could be … Continue reading Spirituality or righteousness
Prayer is a conversation with God. A chat with our Heavenly Father. An opportunity to draw us closer and strengthen our relationship with him. And as with any relationship, communication is essential. Obviously the Bible talks a lot about prayer. I've heard plenty of teachings on prayer. Jesus himself gives us an example, kind of … Continue reading Talking with God
How often do we reflect on what Jesus actually did for us? God sent his Son...literally part of himself...to earth to experience human-ness. (Immanuel, God with us. Isaiah 7:14) He was a baby...He was a boy...He was a son and a brother...He had friends...He was betrayed by friends...He experienced sadness, joy, love, anger...He was wrongfully … Continue reading The Ultimate Sacrifice
"Be still, and know that I am God." - Psalms 46:10 Never stop praying. - 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Do you ever notice that even when you think you've got it all figured out - the unexpected happens? This can be especially disheartening for people that like to be in control. (I would know -- I … Continue reading Let go and let God
Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so... We all remember that familiar children's song -- and it's a wonderful message to remind children that Jesus does love them. But how often as adults do we think about that fact. Jesus loves me! Did you know that during his last days … Continue reading The prayer of Jesus
It seems these days like we all have so much to do. Go to work. Bring work home. Clean the house. Make dinner. Help the kids with homework. Bring the kids here and there. Walk the dog. Tuck the family in. *sleep* *wake* *repeat* The analogy I find myself using lately is "hamster wheel". Have … Continue reading Hamster wheel
Ever since I was little, I had a propensity to worry. I don't recall specific worries - but I very clearly remember a Sunday School song that always reminded me not to worry...but to pray. The words were: Why worry when you can pray? Trust Jesus, he'll be your stay. Don't be a doubting Thomas. … Continue reading Why worry when you can pray?
The moment we accept Jesus as our personal savior and acknowledge that his death and resurrection are the only things that can cleanse us of our sins -- our body becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit begins working in us to make us more and more like Christ. If we remain … Continue reading The Holy Spirit working in our lives…
"...What are you trusting in that makes you so confident?" Isaiah 36:4 We're all trusting in someone or something. God placed that need deep in our souls to send us on a search for Him. Unfortunately, many people settle for far less than God. Talent? Fame? Possessions? Money? Another person? Sometimes its drugs or alcohol. … Continue reading What are you trusting in?