Being a Christian is hard sometimes. It's hard because we aren't popular, our carnal man is always fighting with the Spirit within us, and life can be incredibly trying at times. It can all be exhausting. But, I want to encourage you (and me) today to keep going. Don't give up! Here are some examples … Continue reading Endure
Self-pity is a slippery slope. Once we start down the rabbit hole of misery, self-pity, or a woe-is-me attitude, we end up at the bottom of a depression-filled well that is near impossible to escape from. This type of thinking is prideful and idolatrous. It's putting our so-called suffering on a pedestal and worshipping it. … Continue reading Beans, Beans…
My daughter's fish died this week. It was a very sad moment for her. She's ten and hasn't had a pet of her own before. How faithful she was to it, though! Daily feedings, tank cleanings, talking to it; this girl was so responsible. And yet, he died. He had some health problems and there … Continue reading The End. Or Is It?
"For we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savor of death unto death; and to the other the savor of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?"2 Corinthians 2:15-16 The savor that is spoken … Continue reading What’s That Smell?
A few months ago God revealed to me during prayer that He wanted me to deal with 3 major issues in my life. Last week when I confessed the third and final problem and sought help from a trusted friend and authority in my life, I felt such a relief. I'd done it: those three … Continue reading Inconceivable
I've been sharing lately about the requirement for obedience and the shedding of those things we've been holding to in rebellion against God. Today I want to share about the process of obedience because there is more involved with it than saying yes to God and no to temptation. What I am about to share … Continue reading Obedience Training.
Something struck me tonight in prayer that gave me a big dose of the fear of the Lord and I wanted to share the warning. There are patterns in our lives that we haven't submitted to God because we simply haven't wanted to. We've tried to use every excuse in the book to justify why … Continue reading Despising the lovingkindness of God