We all find ourselves in the fire at times. Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah found themselves in such a place. The king of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar, had invaded Jerusalem and these 3 young men found themselves captive. And the commander assigned them new names. Hananiah became Shadrach, Mishael became Meshach, and Azariah became Abed-nego (Dan. 1:1-7). These [...]
I'm a firm believer in finding your purpose and pursuing it with intensity and passion. I also believe that God has given each of us a purpose. He has given us personalities and spiritual gifts that feed this purpose and help us go hard after it. Our purpose is a God-given dream that envelops our [...]
Victim = one that is acted on and usually adversely affected by a force or agent. Joseph. A 17 year old kid, hated by his brothers. His father's favorite son, which undoubtedly, played into the hatred and jealousy the others felt for him. I know, I know. I just blogged about Joseph a week ago. [...]
"For God has not given us a spirit of timidity (fear)..." 2 Timothy 1:7
Almost everyone knows the story of Jonah. He is called to preach, runs away, gets swallowed by a great fish, gets vomited back out, finally obeys, then pouts about the outcome. Simple enough, right? For such a small book of the Bible, there is so much content in these 4 chapters. So much good information [...]
Everyone has a role. Everyone has been gifted.
Having been rescued by the grace of God, we must be compelled to be agents of grace in the lives of others.