Mark 8:17 Jesus overheard and said, “Don’t you see the point of all this? Don’t you get it at all?” Many of us for a long time failed to admit we had a problem. We closed our eyes to the truth. We did not want to face the […]
“If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you. I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth. The godless world can’t take him in because […]
I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather. Psalm 55:7-8
Honor and enjoy your Creator while you’re still young Before the years take their toll and your vigor wanes Before your vision dims and the world blurs And the winter years keep you close to the fire. Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 This is a call to action to the young. […]
Psalms 71:17-18 You got me when I was an unformed youth, God, and taught me everything I know. Now I’m telling the world your wonders; I’ll keep at it until I’m old and gray. God, don’t walk off and leave me until I get out the news Of your […]
Matthew 11:29 Walk with me and work with me–watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. “The simplicity of this approach is marvelous. None of the disciples was asked at first to make a statement of faith or accept a well-defined creed.”
The Storm Forms If you are easily offended, you’ll always struggle. All authority is God-sent. Most storms come when we’re offended by someone, especially those in authority over us. When acting as the hands and feet of Jesus, serving others, it’s critical to know you cannot be effective […]
FRIENDSHIP CAN BE PAINFUL This isn’t the neighborhood bully mocking me–I could take that. This isn’t a foreign devil spitting invective–I could tune that out. It’s you! We grew up together! You! My best friend! Those long hours of leisure as we walked arm in arm. Psalms 55:12-14 FRIENDS […]
Proverbs 13:20 Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.
Romans 12:1 Here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him.