Do you ever wonder if God takes a day off? If there is ever a time when He decides that He’s seen enough and heard enough? If one day He’s going to ignore it all and decide just not to show up? After all, His people (the Israelites, the Church, me, you) seem to get … Continue reading God Will Always Show Up
When you read the Old Testament, do you ever notice that the Israelites just could not stay on track! They just couldn’t do only God! They always kept the high-places where they could go to worship other gods. Even when godly kings came along and tried to get the people back on track, the high-places … Continue reading Give God the Best!
In the search for happiness, many people choose to follow their feelings. They have been sold the lie that if it feels good it must be good. They have accepted the notion that truth is relative and if they’re living out “their truth” then the cosmic stars will align and they will live happily ever … Continue reading Given Over
The history of the Israelites shows how on-again, off-again they were with the Lord as they were led by kings that vacillated between walking in His ways and doing evil in His sight. Along the way, they allowed the gods of the of the lands surrounding them to permeate their lives. Even when they were … Continue reading God Does Not Want to Share You
I have read the story of the prophet, Elijah, more than once and I have heard Bible teachers teach about him many times. When he stood before the people and challenged them to choose whom they would follow, his faith was amazing. He knew his God was bigger than any god that the Israelites had … Continue reading What are you doing here?
Deciding to follow Jesus is an “all in” commitment. It is not Jesus plus something else. Not a little bit of Jesus here and a little bit of another “god” there. Jesus is not just one of many ingredients we combine to try to come up with our own recipe for happiness and fulfillment. He … Continue reading If the Lord is God, follow Him
I am sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be holy. (1 Corinthians 1:2) That is an incredible blessing and a wonderful responsibility at the same time. That is a “God has done it, now you live it” statement! To be sanctified means to be made holy and set apart for the Lord. Only God … Continue reading God has done it; now I must live it!
I am claustrophobic. Not all small spaces send me into a panic, just small spaces that do not have a very clear way out. I’m fine in an elevator, as long as it opens when expected. I can even handle a cave or a tunnel as long as I can see the exit. But I … Continue reading Find the way out!
Those of us that have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ have an incredible source of power available to us. A source of power that will enable us to do the seemingly impossible. A source of power that will help us to love like we don’t think is possible. To forgive like we don’t think … Continue reading 20 ways the Holy Spirit empowers believers
Have you ever climbed into your car all ready to get going only to get no response when you turned the key? The radio doesn’t turn on. The lights don’t turn on. Nothing happens at all. It’s as if your car is saying to you - “Sorry. I’ve got nothing for you this morning.” The … Continue reading When my battery is dead