Have you ever felt like you were stuck in an endless cycle of temptation that you just can’t seem to overcome? You make yourself promises and do your best to keep them, but you always lose the battle and find yourself stuck in regret, making more promises, until temptation rears its ugly head again. #TheStruggleIsReal! … Continue reading Immediate Assistance Needed
Self-help books. Motivational podcasts. Social media influencers. There is a seemingly insatiable market for people with tips on how to live your best life now. The fact that the market hasn’t dried up yet proves no one has discovered the magic formula. Those of us who are followers of Christ know that there is only … Continue reading If you want to enjoy life…
God causes all things to work for our good! (Romans 8:28) How many times have you heard that verse proclaimed? It is a wonderful promise, but do we really understand what it means? Let’s take a look at the whole context of the verse. And we know that God causes all things to work together … Continue reading Does God really work all things out for our good?
The prophet Habakkuk saw all around him a lost world and he was saddened by it. He cried out to God honestly, asking Him why he was allowing it to happen. Yet through it all, he knew that God was in control and that one day He would intervene. How long, Lord, must I call … Continue reading God is always doing something!
The Throne Room of God (Revelation 4)… what an awesome place that must be! Sometimes when I pray, I imagine that I am being escorted in by Jesus to present my requests to the Father. As I approach, I hear the chorus of praise coming from inside. The door opens and I see the room … Continue reading Access Granted
The world today is not the way it was created to be. When God created the world, it was beautiful. He created light to overcome the darkness. He created the earth and filled it with life. He created the sun, moon, and stars to shine over the earth. And He created mankind in His image … Continue reading Future Restoration
We first see the name Jehovah Jireh (the Lord will provide) when Abraham was on his way to the altar with his son, Isaac. This was the son that God had said He would make a great nation out of. The very son that had been promised and then miraculously provided to Abraham and Sarah. … Continue reading Jehovah Jireh – The Lord Will Provide
I have a prayer journal. Actually, I have a prayer book and a prayer journal. My prayer book is full of regular, ongoing prayers that I have accumulated over the years for my life, my family, our leaders, pastors, etc. Many of them are Psalms and other Bible verses that I use to frame my prayers. My … Continue reading Prayer – I’m not on my own!
During Holy Week I often reflect on what it must have been like for Jesus’ followers. They experienced a whole lot of confusing emotions as their Lord went through His final week on earth. He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, celebrated by everyone with shouts of “Hosanna!” He shared a supper with them talking … Continue reading Still Celebrating the Risen Savior
Easter is the ultimate demonstration of hope! On the heels of what looked like the worst defeat came the best victory. Jesus' followers had bet everything on Him. They left their old lives behind to be all in with Him. Jesus had convinced them that following Him would place them on the right side of … Continue reading Easter – The Ultimate Demonstration of Hope