15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16 Whatever … Continue reading Isolation Through Temptation
What is it you are praying for most? Do you want your life to be comfortable or significant? It’s not impossible for it to be both, but God is much more concerned in shaping us and making us into the image of His son, than making us “comfortable”. Being comforted is different than being comfortable. Being conformed to the image of Jesus is the … Continue reading Comfortable?
Details. Details. Details. They matter. In fact, for the leader, everything matters. There’s nothing that you are going to deal with that doesn’t have some impact, even in the smallest of ways upon your life. comments, attitudes, and certainly words/actions have a profound impact upon us. And we use those very same things to make an impact upon others. It’s all about the details. God … Continue reading Devotionals For Leaders: Giving Attention To Details
. . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . . —3 John 7 As I prepare to leave the country today for travel to Nicaragua and El Salvador, this is a great reminder of why I am going: to advance the kingdom of God in Jesus’ name. Missionaries serving the King seek to build the King’s kingdom, not their own. I am … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections On 3 John 7
Jesus answered and said, ’I thank You, Father . . . that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes’ —Matthew 11:25 Obedience is the key to my relationship with God. I am either obedient or not. It is really that simple. Obedience is the conduit through which communication and blessings flow. Disobedience, conversely leads to Darkness … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
Come to Me . . . —Matthew 11:28 Coming to Jesus requires a great deal of humility. Our pride gets in the way of many things and really coming to Christ is one of those. In fact, you will find out just how real you are by putting those words into practice. When Christ calls us, our flesh tends to employ every excuse possible. Coming … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections
When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me . . . —Galatians 1:15-16 We all possess a sinful nature that was passed down to us. It is innate and aside from being completely regenerated, there is no possible way for us to be holy. However, if Jesus is all that He says He is, then He was not only the … Continue reading Quiet Time: Thoughts And Reflections