Most honest people sit in a church wondering why they themselves struggle with pornography, anger, discouragement, bitterness, selfishness, worry about the future, judgementality, etc. And No-one Else Seems To Struggle. Such a person is actually in a better place than the ones who think that they are just fine. Oh I know Transparency: (Being open […]
Anytime I say, “I am the only one in the universe who…” I am being arrogant. The scriptures say that there is no trial I face that everyone does not go through similar trials. Everyone struggles with similar weaknesses, feels similar pain. To think that anything is true for just me, is clearly arrogant. For […]
Sin? What Sin? I’m Not That Bad! Am I?
Perhaps the worst sins of all are the ones that are hard to spot because they actually look good, or, at least, don’t look as bad as others. For example, we can sin by deliberately crossing a line. By thinking that we will just dabble with sin “a little.” We figure we spend most of […]
Oh? It IS Worse Than You Think!
We are always running around trying to minimize the severity of problems, especially if it is my problem or my family’s problem. Trying our Best People like to say, “Well, my parents did the best they could.” That was the problem! Anyone who does anything “the best that they can” will mess it up. The […]
Be angry! And sin not! Ephesians 4:26 Not so easy, huh? The basic virtue is the fear of God. This is the beginning of all wisdom and the fear of God = passionate hatred of sin and intense thirst and hunger for righteousness. (Proverbs 1:7,Proverbs 8:13, Matthew 5:6) I don’t know about you but every […]
A blind man came to Jesus and Jesus asked him what he wanted. Sounds like a dumb question right? The man was blind. However maybe it isn’t such a dumb question. Luke 18:41 Deep in my heart are desires that I am not entirely aware of and that ultimately control my motivation, drive and gratitude. […]
I think that the problem starts with assuming that, “Well, I am perfectly sane and those people don’t agree with me so they must be insane.” The truth is that we are all, naturally insane! So why do we whine about human beings doing insane things? What else could they do! Insane people do and […]
People were always telling the Lord to shape up and do things their way. When I think that I have a genie in the bottle god, I will always be upset at him because He is a very bad genie. The Lion of the tribe of Judah is not a tame lion! He does not […]
SO RIGHT I’M WRONG?
Luke 12:13 And on of the company said unto Jesus, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And Jesus said unto him, Man who made me a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not […]
I’m fond of pointing out that I am the shiest person ever. Of course, no one believes me because, by the grace of God, I am able to live above my shyness. Moses tried to get out of leading the Lord’s people because he claimed he could not talk. Was he just lying? I think […]