Sanctification is an activity.
There’s nothing like a warm fire If you’ve ever owned a wood stove or a wood-burning fireplace – and I mean the real kind, not the gas log kind – you know how rewarding it is to get a good fire going in one of them. There’s the sound of the roaring fire, the aroma … Continue reading Keep the Fire Fed
Doing the right thing is not always the easiest thing, but the most precious blessings in life often come to us at the end of struggles hard-won.
In Genesis 24 we read the account of Abraham’s commission to his eldest servant. We’re told in an earlier passage that Abraham had three hundred eighteen “trained servants, born in his own house” (Genesis 14:14). If his eldest servant is any indication, it’s perhaps better to understand Abraham’s training as “raising,” or “nurturing” because we … Continue reading Stubborn Faith
There is no place for hollow, pie crust followers of Christ.
Faith prays through the pain.
We live in a world where opinion is king. If someone has even half a thought it can be aired on any number of social media outlets and in this this strange, opinionated world, every opinion carries equal weight no matter how devoid of substance.
The original escape plan for Israel from captivity in Egypt was a relatively straight line. And then the polling results came in. As God had commanded, Moses sent twelves spies into the land of Canaan. Their job was to go into this land flowing with milk and honey and come back with an intelligence report. … Continue reading According to the poll numbers
When we are in a storm and getting swamped, we think God is asleep and unaware when really, He is only a prayer away.
If your Christian growth seems stagnated even though you are in God’s Word, or if you are away from God’s Word for any reason, you can give any number of reasons why the Word of God is not for you, and you’d be wrong.