If you have the desire to do something, and the ability to do it, and the opportunity to do it, but it destroys you in the end, you are not entirely free — not free indeed — when you do it. Only Christians are genuinely free. Continue reading
Almost everyone has experienced getting a song stuck in their heads. But reading 1 Chronicles 16:11, today's verse of the day, was unlike anything I had ever experienced. I had never been as captivated by a scripture verse as I was today. Continue reading
God created us for an eternal relationship with Him. That relationship begins when we accept Jesus' death and resurrection as the complete payment for our debt to God because of sin. But it does not end there. God wants us to know Him personally in an individually intimate way. He wants to interact with us … Continue reading Developing Relationship
Do you have a friend who always has a listening ear? Someone who knows your intimate secrets, always has your best interests at heart, understands your deepest longings, and is there for you when you undergo trials and encounter hardship. Someone who strengthens you, guides you, provides hope in difficult times, and rejoices in your triumphs? Continue reading
I recently engaged in an exercise in which we listed every quality that we could think of under the umbrella of love. What does it mean to love someone? What we came up with included sacrificial, everlasting, enduring, joy, peace, kind, patient, powerful, active, trustworthy, truthful, faithful, merciful, gracious, selfless, others-focused, persevering, not envious, not … Continue reading God is Love!
Over this week since the Easter weekend, I have been contemplating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus and what it means for us. While Jesus hung on the cross, many of those observing mocked and ridiculed him. “He saved others; he cannot save himself. He is the King of Israel; let him come down now from … Continue reading Ridiculed, Crucified, but not Defeated
Periodically, a devotional or article that I read strikes a note of relevance to an eternal outlook on life. The following, written by John Piper, is one such article. I would like to share this, taken from his Solid Joys devotional. I hope that God blesses you through what you read. Devotional by John Piper https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/what-binds-the-hands-of-love … Continue reading What Binds the Hands of Love?
What does it mean to be ready? I could say, "I am ready for supper," if I am hungry and it is approaching dinner time. Or, "I am ready to watch the Super Bowl," once the playoffs have determined the teams and the big day has arrived. Toward the end of one's life, one might … Continue reading Are You Ready?
We are living in strange and challenging times. No matter what decisions our leaders make and what happens, no one can know for sure whether a different course of action regarding this virus and the economy would have yielded better results. It is comforting to know that God is still in control. He knows the … Continue reading ETERNAL OUTLOOK
I watch the news and see the shooting, rioting, and protesting that has erupted around the country. It saddens me that people cannot put personal differences aside and live in harmony with one another. Allow me to quote from Jack Nicholson in Mars Attacks...1 It does not matter what anyone has done or will do … Continue reading Why Can’t We All Just, Get Along?