Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. Like 14:26-27 There comes a time for Jesus Follower that we must … Continue reading Attending Your Own Funeral
“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”” Isaiah 6:8 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/isa.6.8.esv What Isaiah heard was a general question from God. He was eavesdropping in on God’s conversation. The Trinity was talking amongst themselves and Isaiah’s volunteering was out of sheer delight to serve. Sometimes we … Continue reading The Call Of God
When he was alone, the Twelve and the others around him asked him about the parables. Mark 4:10 There are times when nothing will make sense. Even the disciples, who were closest to Jesus, had to get explanations to what He was teaching and doing. If they didn’t understand everything, should we expect to? Asking questions and seeking understanding isn’t wrong. In fact, who else … Continue reading Need An Explanation?
“So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12 ESV http://bible.com/59/psa.90.12.esv If we are going to grow in our relationship with Christ we must spend time with Him. No relationship matures overnight. In fact every relationship is nurtured through time spent everyday. The fastest way to destroy any relationship is through neglect. Neglect happens unintentionally therefore the … Continue reading Time With Christ
Read Genesis 19:16-33. Abraham has an encounter with God who has had the wickedness of a city come up before Him. God makes Abraham aware of His intentions. Does this seem odd? Why would God let Abraham know? Because God wants Abraham to intercede. When God makes us aware of a need it’s not that we can always meet the need ourselves but we can … Continue reading The Power Of Intercesssion
“For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing,” Isaiah 30:15 NASB http://bible.com/100/isa.30.15.nasb Finding the time to be silent before the Lord can often be a challenge. Many have busy schedules and lives that are not conducive to silence. Nonetheless, our Lord … Continue reading Silence
“Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.” Psalms 4:4 NASB http://bible.com/100/psa.4.4.nasb “In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.” Mark 1:35 NASB http://bible.com/100/mrk.1.35.nasb These two passages make it clear that being still is important to God. Taking the … Continue reading Being Still