“”For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/jhn.3.16.esv The reason God sent His son wasn’t just to bring me to Heaven but to bring me to Himself. When my focus becomes my personal holiness then I am focused on the wrong thing. It is God’s … Continue reading Salvation’s Purpose
Then Peter spoke up, “We have left everything to follow you!” Mark 10:28 Peter utters these words to point out his devotion to Jesus. Yet in reality our devotion should not be about drawing any kind of accolades for ourselves. Full surrender to Christ leaves no residue of self. It’s easy to want to look devoted and spiritual but for the those who have fully … Continue reading Surrender?
“Therefore, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision,” Acts 26:19 God gives us a vision but we are responsible to act on it. People may say they are waiting on God but to the contrary God is waiting on us. The vision we have been given is meant to be lived out every moment of every day; not just when we feel … Continue reading Vision
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. 2 Timothy 4:2 Preaching the word is different than giving a testimony. A testimony is a story about how God has worked in our lives: it’s our story. Preaching, on the other hand, is telling God’s story. God does this through us when we … Continue reading Preach The Word
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/gal.2.20.esv To say one is living the surrendered life means that there is no area being held … Continue reading Surrendering
“”What do you want me to do for you?” He said, “Lord, let me recover my sight.”” Luke 18:41 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/luk.18.41.esv We may feel awkward at times really saying what we want but the Lord is not scared of what you are going to ask for. He’s not surprised nor terrified by what you are asking, as though it’s too hard for Him. In fact … Continue reading What Do You Want?
…in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses. 2 CORINTHIANS 6:4 There is no escaping what must be done. Some of those things are mundane and without applause. We do not always receive the recognition we want or feel we deserve for enduring the tasks of life. That is because it is life. Not everything in life feels rewarding or exhilarating at the time. Yet … Continue reading The Mundane Days Of Monotony