When the king of England wanted to dictate how to worship his god, so that he could have more personal control; he sent his soldiers to stop a growing movement of godliness in the countryside. The people resisted and one of their leaders was a man named Cromwell, who was given leadership over a few […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
PSALMS 4:8/ 127:1,2 PROVERBS 3:13-24/ ECCLESIASTES 5:12 /ACTS 12:15 As I fall asleep, I need to remember that God does listen to me, I need to review all his majesty and be still in my heart to know that God is God. I need to bask in the light of his countenance and he will […]
Please chew me out, ouch, but thanks! Feedback, give me feedback, more feedback! There is no growth without seeing an area to grow in and I am so blind that I might look and look and see only minor, “cosmetic” flaws. I was counseling a pastor in Alaska who had struggled with low self esteem […]
Paul was elated by the people in Berea. Yes, they liked to listen to his teaching but they understood that it was their responsibility to go to the Bible and decide whether, or not, what he said was true. Paul said that it was the truth that was true and it had nothing to do […]
It is impossible to live logically, to think, feel, and act-in the light of God’s truth. It just does not come natural! Whether it is, friends at church, or family of origin, or friends at work, or marriages, we get into relationships, with certain irrational tendencies that always lead to destruction. Three of these are: […]