Understanding God

There is coming a time when we will fully understand who and what God is. Until then, we are encouraged by God’s word with the promise of understanding the things that are mysteries to us now:  “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the…

 Feet of Clay

Many of God’s people live their lives being limited by others in what they can do for our Lord and King. As well, many people feel ill-equipped and question their ability or worthiness to be used of God. We find in God’s word that everyone who belongs to God is prepared and equipped to serve…

Self-Loathing or Self-Loving

Living a life of humility is not self-deprecation. Self-deprecation is a behavior gimmick employed to present one’s self as excessively modest; seeking to draw greater attention to yourself or an attempt to belittle or undervalue oneself. Seeking to live a life in humility is not a character quality many people seek to possess. Humility is contrary to our basic…

Standing With God

Turning Your Own Way The love of God is not dependent upon who we are but who He is. We are incapable of earning God’s affection. Isaiah, the prophet to the nation of Israel, said: “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on…

Living in the Shadow of Religion

Religion is a powerful motivator. Religion can motivate a child to become a monster who will strap on explosives and become a mass-murderer. Religion will devalue certain people groups based on ethnicity or for not holding the same religious views that are taught by their religious dogma. The more people become exposed and educated about not just…

Are You Good Enough?

Jesus was a great teacher… a prophet, healer and friend. These character qualities alone would qualify Jesus as a saint but would not allow Him to be received by God. Jesus was a man who was:  “…despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces…

Lust or Love?

Void of… Most people do not love but lust. Lust is understood as the excitement of the mind, that is, longing after something. When people say they love some kind of food they are really saying they are excited about or are longing to have it. People who are void of God’s Spirit are void of love….

Are You A Shut-In?

  “The Lord shut him in.” (Gen 7:16b) When we prepare for the night most of us check our doors to ensure they are locked and secure. We secure our homes because we want to feel safe from danger and harm from the evil workers. The truth is that locks on our doors are only a deterrent…