Let’s be honest. When we need advice about something, do we head straight for the person we know will be honest no matter what? Or do we reach out to someone we hope will tell us what we want to hear? After all, it feels better to have our own ideas confirmed than to face … Continue reading Godly counsel… even if the truth hurts
When someone you love dearly wanders away from God, it is heartbreaking. You watch them believe more and more of the defeating lies of the devil and you do your best to speak the truth of the Word of God to them. They surround themselves with people that affirm their ungodly choices and you try … Continue reading God reaches down to redeem
Are you an ordinary person with no special ministry training wondering how you can impact the world for the Kingdom of God? I am! And there's a verse in Acts that spoke to me very clearly about the fact that God will use even "unschooled, ordinary" people like me to get people's attention. When [the … Continue reading Let God handle your inadequacies
Many years ago, my church did a series on a book called The Prayer of Jabez. I don’t remember much about the book, but I remember the verse that it was based on. [Jabez] was the one who prayed to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and expand my territory! Please … Continue reading Expand my territory!
There is no shortage of self-help books on how to be prosperous and successful. Clearly it is something people long for. It’s also something that can lead to endless searching when you're not even sure what it will look like when you get there. The search for success is a lot more about the process … Continue reading Success God’s Way
It is becoming more and more apparent that Christians are in a fierce battle against the tide of moral decay. And although it may feel like we are fighting against other people, the Bible makes it clear that our fight is not against flesh & blood. We are fighting against mighty powers in this dark … Continue reading Ready for Battle
The Bible is a big book. But it is without a doubt the best book ever written. No matter how many times I've read a particular passage, it never fails to provide fresh insight. And I never fail to discover something new in the worn out pages of my Bible. For the word of God … Continue reading How to get into the Bible