I long to lead people to worship God for his practical advice. All Scripture gives me practical truth that will show me I’m worse than I realized, then fix the mess it has exposed, purify, perfect, and equip me to help others. God is so smart and caring, yes, and kind and powerful, etc., etc. […]
One of the things that I have struggled with my whole life is that the people that God allows me to minister to do not share or invite others to join. If you have found blessing in my sharing then please, prayerfully consider telling someone about my blogs. Ask God to let you meet someone […]
A lot of times we get our balance skewed by doing good things, while neglecting the most important. Luke 11:42 There is a basic, inflexible, rule: If I sacrifice higher priorities in order to attend to lower ones, then everyone suffers, even the ones I think that I am, “helping”. On the other hand, if […]
NO MULTITASKING ALLOWED
First, it is actually impossible, even for brilliant minds, to focus on two things at the same time, either we will focus on one and ignore the other or focus on the other and ignore the first. Sure, we can flip rapidly between two things but will handle them both poorly. What is my one […]
When I am straining under much labor and feel heavy laden, then Jesus asks me to,”Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you will find rest unto your soul, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I have an invariable rule […]
Rightly Dividing the Word
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. If I meditate on God’s word and think, “ Well that makes sense, I just am tickled […]
Do you want to live in a stable, predictable world, a world where there is right and wrong, where what we choose, by God’s grace, makes a difference? Well that is exactly the world that we live in. God is not mocked, that which a man sows, that shall he also reap. Put another way, […]
In Romans 12 we read that, when we present ourselves to God, the gift of myself is acceptable to him. Think with me, there is only one thing in the universe that God can not have unless I give it to him, myself, my worship, my love, my obedience, my thoughts even my obedient hands […]
NO WAVERING NOW!
Hebrews 10:23 Hold fast the profession of my faith without wavering. That sure sounds like a tall order for me to stand strong, no matter what! However, I benefit from remembering the comment by Watchman Nee, “If the God on the throne had given these commandments for me to keep, that would be most unfair […]
Yes, I know, I need to love my enemies, bless them that curse me, do good to them that hate me, and pray for them which despitefully use me and persecute me. Matthew 5:44 When a person sins, and their sin causes me pain or loss: a,Who is sinned against? b. Who will reap the […]
UGLY? WHAT’S THAT?
Will we be physically beautiful in heaven? We will certainly not have any attitudes connecting surface appearance to the persons worth. I don’t think that we will evaluate ourselves or others based on appearance, except to say to ourselves, “How wonderful to see you.” We will delight in recognizing each other and having a chance […]