As we embark upon Holy Week, my thoughts were turned to the raising of Lazarus in John 11. Mary and Martha were grappling with the death of their only brother and left with many doubts as to why Jesus had not shown up earlier to heal him. They had sent word in plenty of time … Continue reading Holy Week Thoughts
We will hit whatever we aim at. Wherever the weapon is pointed is what it will hit, with 100% accuracy. We only think we were aiming at something else but the ammunition doesn’t lie… it hits what it is aimed at. This is why so many people are inconsolable at the end of their lives: … Continue reading What’s your aim?
…in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses.2 CORINTHIANS 6:4 Every step isn’t easy. Sometimes you will have to grab your pants leg and put your foot forward. There won’t always be sunny days (2 Corinthians 6:4-10). On the days when the rain is pouring, keep your eyes of faith on the risen Christ … Continue reading Plodding Forward
What the Lord is calling us to may not always make sense, especially to those in the world. Jesus isn’t asking us to use common sense or to do what makes sense… He’s calling us to do what makes obedience (1 Samuel 15:22). Following Jesus in obedience is the only thing that makes sense to … Continue reading Uncommon Sense
It was a starry night, like most others, with one exception; there was a super bright star in the sky that was being used to lead some “wisemen” to the newborn King. There are many speculations as to what the Star could have been, from scientific anomalies to a miraculous display of God’s power, … Continue reading 3 Thoughts On The Star Of Bethlehem
At Christmas we can pay a lot of attention to the wrapping. Even the ugliest of gifts can be wrapped in beautiful paper and adorned with a lovely bow. Yet inside all the wrapping is still something less than desirable. One of the amazing things about Jesus coming to earth is the fact that He … Continue reading Unwrapping Christmas
By Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, because you have done this thing…I will bless you… GENESIS 22:16-17 God is seeking obedience out of complete trust. Trusting God’s heart leads to obedience of His will in my life. Much like Abraham, I must follow where He Leads even though I may not know where … Continue reading Trust and Obey
“And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness for forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry.” Luke 4:1-2 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/luk.4.1-2.esv Jesus faces temptations. All humans do. The temptations … Continue reading A look at the temptations of Jesus