When I feel worthless, hopeless, and an utter failure, God reminds me of the great price He paid for me.
At times, even the living appear to be ghosts as what was once living seems to die.
The ground soaks up the sunshine and the rain. The grass grows in beauty and splendor. The wind brushes through the trees. The raven calls. The silence is deafening so creation fills the void. We are busy. Constantly moving. Constantly observing, talking, and rarely listening... The silence is deafening so creation fills the void. Why [...]
We are masters of not listening and shutting others off. Let’s determine to listen when others come in love to turn us back towards Christ and away from sin.
Communication is an important aspect of encouraging change in others, and having others encourage change in us. Communication is necessary. Let’s be diligent to improve our skills and function out of a heart of love in order to effect spiritual change in the lives of those we minister to.
Our thoughts often determine our attitude, our actions, our emotions. We need to take our thoughts captive and stand on the truth found in God’s Word. We fail, but we have hope in Him. His faithfulness and love towards us never cease.
There is a great passage in Scripture. It is found in Mark 6:1-6. Jesus has been out doing ministry and returns to His hometown. On the Sabbath, as He is teaching in the synagogue, the listeners begin to wonder where He got His wisdom and the ability to perform miracles. All they truly see when [...]
Love is a difficult thing, is it not? We use this one word to describe our feelings for everything from peanut butter to our spouse. Is it any wonder that when we read about love in the Scriptures we can’t fully understand it? Think about what the Bible tells us of love: “For God so [...]
When I was a kid, my friend had a pin she wore that said, “Run for fun.” Snoopy was on it, running. I never understood that... I never thought running was fun. It was hard work. It made me sweat and breathe hard. Nope. Nothing fun about that! However, the results of running were envious. [...]
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourself. For if you listen to the word and don’t obey, it is like glancing at your face in a mirror. You see yourself, walk away, and forget what you look like. But if you look carefully [...]