When we are at our lowest we need only the best. We need encouragement. But don't they must have experience in their own failures to be able to meet our needs? The Churches in the region of Galatia were experiencing great turmoil for their faith. They were discouraged and threatened. The life of a believer... Continue Reading →
I get it. You want the house to be clean. You want the garage to be perfectly organized. You want the backyard to be trimmed, prim, and proper. While I know that we live in the tension of knowing that poor office/house/garage/shop/foyer organization somewhat represents us as a whole, we cannot let that dictate... Continue Reading →
Failure to plan is a plan to fail. I promised that I would get practical in my last blog post. So I am going to keep this as short and focused as possible on my personal system to keep me focused, clear and ensured against unnecessary distractions and failure. Now, before I show you how,... Continue Reading →
The less we know about God, the greater our risks of being deceived increase. Our Enemy's techniques are far more superior than our own ability to discern. I received an email from a superior just the other day and I usually don't hear from him unless it is very important and needs my attention. Seeing... Continue Reading →
When we forget what God has done, we will not look forward to what God can do. Forgetfulness is not only detrimental to the blessings from God, but also an affront to God. Idolatry I want you to pretend that you are Moses. You see the cloud on the mountain top of Sinai, a tall,... Continue Reading →
Trials are a tool that God gives us to prune us, shake us, and humble us. We would be wise to avoid these pitfalls when we face them. I know that when various trials come to me my first thought is not likely going to be "oh, this is going to produce endurance, and I... Continue Reading →
It takes patience, self-control, and love to disagree well. In other words, being possessed by the Spirit of God.
Just because he sounds good, looks good, and is strong in his communication doesn't mean it's God-approved. I remember when I was a new Christian and just hungry to hear good preaching and learn more about Christianity that I was scrambling for podcasts, sermon websites, and YouTube videos that could help me. I had so... Continue Reading →