Consecration (being dedicated to God’s service) is our part. Sanctification (being set apart from sin and being made holy) is God’s part. We must make a deliberate determination to be interested only in what God is interested. When faced with a perplexing problem, the way to make a determination is to ask yourself, “Is this […]
On this, the first Sunday of Advent, this word from the Prophet Isaiah: In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s housewill be the highest of all, the most important place on earth. It will be raised above the other hills, and people from all over the world will stream there to worship. People […]
Every believer needs to periodically be given a fresh glimpse of indwelling sin. When we cease to appreciate the seriousness of our sin, we also cease to appreciate the cost and wonder of Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross.
Practice forgiveness and forbearance in the everyday, spilled-milk situations of your life. Then you will be ready and able to forgive when the stakes become truly life changing.
Either we trust God by affirming the entirety of his revealed wisdom, or we play God by deciding what he got wrong.
The vessels of mercy are first seasoned with affliction, and then the wine of glory is poured in. Thomas Watson, 1620 – 1686 Life is all about gaining spiritual maturity, and spiritual maturity is tested and perfected through trials. The path to blessing and honor always goes through the land of testing and obedience. Stay […]
A Debt Of Gratitude Thanksgiving is a debt. It is something we owe. When we bring our thanks before God, we are recognizing Him as the source of every blessing, every protection, every heartbeat, every rescue from every trial, even when His chosen form of deliverance is just supplying us the perseverance we need to […]
We live in a post Christian world. Western Judeo Christianity has fallen away from the Biblical Worldview and moral relativism has pushed truth aside. This phenomenon is described perfectly in a quote from Rick Warren (Senior Pastor, Saddleback Church): “The crumbling of our culture, the crisis in our schools, the controversies in our courts, the […]
God: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the most important commandment. The second most important commandment is like it: Love your neighbor as you love yourself. The whole Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets depend […]
An Affirmation: Secure in God’s love, I will not surrender my self-worth to the opinions and judgments of others. When I am rejected, I will not retaliate. When I am hurt, I will allow God to heal me. Knowing the pain of rejection, I will seek to love those who suffer from its anguish. Lloyd […]