“The word of God is alive and active, sharper than any double-edged sword. It cuts all the way through, to where soul and spirit meet, to where joints and marrow come together. It judges the desires and thoughts of the heart.”Hebrews 4:12 God’s Word cuts away the things that don’t belong in our life. Somethings... Continue Reading →
Conforming and Consistency
“Anyone who is joined to Christ is a new being; the old is gone, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 I admit I struggle with 2 Corinthians 5:17. I was joined to Christ when I was eight years old. I became a new being. The old was gone. It is a beautiful picture... Continue Reading →
The Strength to Endure
“I said, “My strength has perished, along with my expectation from Yahweh.”” Lamentations 3:18 Other translations use the word Endurance for strength. Lexicon :: Strong's H5331 - neṣaḥ eminence, enduring, everlastingness, perpetuity enduring of life, and so life itself as enduring: The Scriptures before share of the destruction of Jerusalem. It goes into detail... Continue Reading →
The devil didn’t make you do it
“Blessed is the man who endures temptation, for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord promised to those who love him. Let no man say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God,” for God can’t be tempted by evil, and he himself tempts no one.... Continue Reading →
What are you willing to endure with temptation?
We are going to endure through temptation or through the consequences. Only we can chose.
Word and Power, not either/or
“Jesus said to them, “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God?”Mark 12:24 ESV It is not enough to know Scriptures, the Pharisees and Sadducees both to quote them. We must walk in the truth of the Word and in the power of the... Continue Reading →
Can I accept the steak to get to the cow?
I love when God uses every day work things to create a parallel process in my life. I was going about my workday, and boom, I get that slap on the behind to wake me up and move me out of my stinking thinking. The doctor was answering a question posed about the training he... Continue Reading →
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 So often when it comes to stepping out, I expect that God will use me in the way... Continue Reading →
God did not design us to remain inactive, to hibernate in the world around us; He created us to step out. He did not design us to stay, but to go. We are called to go into our prayer closets. We can accomplish more in five minutes in prayer than all our efforts combined. “But... Continue Reading →
It Takes Patience
I love helping other people. It is an area where I have always felt called to step out. I even made a career of it. Compassion has always been a gift that God has given me, the ability to see most people through His eyes. Every now and then I will come across someone that... Continue Reading →