Why Do I Look at Problems as the Absence of God?

Why do I look at problems as the absence of God?And why does my faith so easily abandon me? The rains come. The storms come.And they will beat upon my house.This is the reality of life for everyone. The question is not, Why did this happen?Or, Why has God allowed it?But, What can I become because…

My Life On the Fence

If anyone has the qualifications to write about this subject, it would certainly be me! I’ve spent so many years of my life sitting on a fence that it’s embarrassing. Always jumping back and forth; knowing what’s best for me, but struggling with the things I want in this world. In fact, becoming a Christian was the…

In the Secret Place

PSALM 139 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and…

Put On Your New Self

If there’s one thing the Bible is crystal clear about, it’s that we humans are profoundly valuable in the eyes of God! From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is the story of God’s immense love for His wayward creation. And its pages reveal His sacrificial plan of redemption to restore humanity to eternal fellowship with Himself…

Whose Approval Are We Seeking?

If we are honest, many of us will admit to struggling in this area. I know I do. How about you? Is there someone whose approval is most important to you? The truth is, if we are seeking the approval of anyone other than God then we are missing the mark; because on some level we…

Let Us Run with Endurance

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the…

Refiner’s Fire: Purpose in Trials

God allows trials and storms in our lives to bring about a desired result. They are never the product of chance or fate, and they are not designed to destroy or harm us. “He will sit as a smelter and purifier of silver, and He will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold…

A More Present Opportunity

“Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord. Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. Remember that the…

All Things New

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud…

Therefore Encourage One Another

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need to have anything written to you. For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor…

Who Sets the Standard?

Have you seen those commercials lately where a woman, whose teeth are blindingly white, is encouraging her friend to check out her whitening product? Her friend responds by taking the ’tissue test’, in which she holds up a very white piece of tissue to compare against her teeth, and is then horrified to find that…

About

Winds of Change In 1988, when I surrendered my heart to Jesus, I found it difficult to believe the things written in the Bible concerning the last days of earth could ever happen in my lifetime. My singular focus was to live as best I could today, so I could someday hear Jesus say, “Well…