Month: May 2018

Better Days

Moses said to God, “Look, you tell me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you don’t let me know whom you’re going to send with me. You tell me, ‘I know you well and you are special to me.’ Exodus 33:12 How often we have heard someone remark about ‘the good old […]

Distraction Leads to Relapse

“The seed cast in the weeds represents the ones who hear the kingdom news but are overwhelmed with worries about all the things they have to do and all the things they want to get. The stress strangles what they heard, and nothing comes of it.” Mark 4:18-19

Let Go and Let God

Psalms 51:3 I know the lawless acts I’ve committed. I can’t forget my sin.  The chorus of a song in The Salvation Army Songbook says:  No more! No more! He remembers sins no more, they are pardoned forever, and he will never Bring them up against me anymore. […]

Homesickness

“Why have you done such a wrong to God’s people? You have not allowed your own son to return from exile, and so you have condemned yourself by what you have just said.”  2 Samuel 14:13 Homesickness; there will be some of us who have suffered a tinge of […]

Confess and Live

Psalms 41:4 I said, “Lord, show me your favour. Heal me. I have sinned against you.”  Pouring our heart out to God opens up the way to forgiveness. Forgiveness opens up the way to change. Personal experience of God’s pardon in my life helped me to seriously consider […]

Selfishness Leads to Relapse

They wouldn’t listen to their judges; they prostituted themselves to other gods–worshiped them! They lost no time leaving the road walked by their parents, the road of obedience to God’s commands. They refused to have anything to do with it. Judges 2:17

What Are You Doing Here?

He got up, ate and drank his fill, and set out. Nourished by that meal, he walked forty days and nights, all the way to the mountain of God, to Horeb. When he got there, he crawled into a cave and went to sleep. Then the word of […]

Stop Running to Relapse

Let us not give up meeting together. Some are in the habit of doing this. Instead, let us cheer each other up with words of hope. Let us do it all the more as you see the day coming when Christ will return. Hebrews 10:25