We need to be aggressive and proactive about our faith.
God's plan for our lives is peanut-butter-and-jelly simple but so often we want to put the peanut butter and jelly on the outside and wonder why our lives are such a sticky mess.
Clean "-ish" When my brothers and I were much younger, our family lived in a house where one room was designated as our playroom. We built things out of Lego, had play fights (and real ones), built forts and did all the other things little boys at play will do. We also made huge messes. … Continue reading IS THE WHOLE ROOM CLEAN?
Standing against the crowd for God makes you stand OUT from the crowd. It makes you a target to your enemies but a focus of blessing to God.
As God continued preparing the people of Israel for their entry into the Promised Land and the blessings they would face, He made some startling revelations about their past journey and their future. The difficulties they faced along the way were not just allowed by God, they were authored by Him. And thou shalt remember … Continue reading Difficulty, Deprivation, Deceit – and the Glory of God?
As God prepared His people to enter the Promised Land, He told them of the blessings that awaited them there: Deuteronomy 6:10-13(10) And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great … Continue reading With great blessing comes great responsibility
Life only works when God is in it.
In exhorting his son, Solomon told him two things: “attend unto my wisdom and bow thine ear to my understanding.” Both of those actions require humility.
There are some things in God's creation that are just hardwired to work a certain way -- for everyone.
If sobriety is your only goal, you are certain to be discouraged.