Tuesday is for Thinking You have loved ones near the door of death. You want to comfort them. You want to tell them the truth. The truth might hurt. You have members of your family who are living in open sin or pursuing sinful plans. You want the best for them. You delight in every … More Living in the Moment or Living for Eternity
We wish that all the work was done when we feel the crushing weight of conviction over some cosmic crime against the will and word of God, but this is only the beginning. It is the conception of the embryo that if nurtured and fed with the manna of God’s word will one day give … More Conviction of sin is not transformation. Normally, it is only its initial conception.
Sunday Afternoon Musings God had a problem with Israel. I suspect he might have the same problem with us. That thought was driven home to me while reading David Timms, Living the Lord’s Prayer. Chapter 8 is a meditation on the phrase “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Timms quotes … More A Love that Will Not Let Us Go Calls Us Out of Our Lethargy
Thursday is for Discipleship I love a good story of redemption and the one below is just that. It is from Kairos Journal and should give joy to everyone who knows and loves the gospel of Jesus Christ. But it should also give hope that no matter what is going wrong around you, or in … More Former Terrorist Finds New Life in Christ
Friday is for Heart Songs “One does not know love wihtout pain. Book 3 Chapter 16, The Imitation of Christ, Thomas aKempis “The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured in the object of its love.” The Life of God in the Soul of Man Henry Scougal, 1677 Our soul’s become emaciated … More Emaciated Souls
And there is more where this comes from. “Save me from the error of judging a church [mine or any other] by its size, its popularity or the amount of its yearly offering. Help me to remember that I am a prophet–not a promoter, not a religious manager, but a prophet. Let me never become … More A Prayer for Prophets
Where’s the Love? The following article is from Kairos Journal and fits perfectly with my message to Trinity Church from last week. Let’s pray for one another that love would be the dominate mark of our faith. And Trinity people—pray that for yoru pastor too. 4 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken … More The Challenge to Christians in every Generation: Where’s the Love?
This is an excellent post by my dear friend Terry Ivy. If you are wondering about the Holy Spirit, and the gifts of the Spirit, and the wonder of what God could and might do in your life, this isn’t a bad place to start. And then get on your knees and ask God for … More The Gifts of the Holy Spirit–Discernment or Rejection?
Wednesday is for Prayer Otis Redding died at the age of 26, but not before leaving the timeless “Dock of the Bay.” Jim Croce died at 30, but not before giving the world “Time in a Bottle.” Princess Diana of Wales died at 36, but not before championing the removal of war-mines from battle-fields. William … More What Will You Do with Your One Life?
Sunday Afternoon Musings If I could have a do-over on parenting my children, I might have them memorize every one of the verses below. Why? Because these verses serve to impress upon the heart the non-negotiable nature of the word of God … for life and happiness, for purpose and holiness, for strength against sin … More If I Could have a Do-over on Parenting My Kids