And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. – Romans 8:28. (NASB) “What good can come from this?” It is a phrase I have found myself saying many times in my life. Sometimes it goes along […]Read More Together for Good
Some days I really feel the word perishable that Paul uses in 1 Corinthians 15:50-58. I feel my body wearing out, fatigue after a long day and see the aging process become more apparent when I gaze in the mirror. It can be discouraging not to be able to physically do what I once did […]Read More Perishable to Imperishable
There are times in our life when God places us with someone for a specific reason to share our knowledge of Jesus. In Acts 8:26-40, Phillip is instructed by the Lord to, “Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza (verse 26, NASB).” On the road he encounters “an […]Read More Crossroads of Instruction
Gideon has doubt about God’s intent to save them and perhaps even more doubt about his ability to lead the charge against their oppressors. The Lord reassures Gideon he has the strength and that he is with him (6:14), yet Gideon still questions God’s judgement.Read More God’s Faith in Abilities We Don’t See in Ourself
Life does not always go according to plan. Expectations are not met, people disappoint and unexpected things happen. You cry out to God and it seems He is silent. You grow impatient, waiting for God to respond. Now when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people assembled about […]Read More Where are You God? I’m waiting!
In Luke 21, Jesus talked about the coming persecution for His followers. He pointed out that because they would be brought before kings and governors, they would have an “opportunity for your testimony (verse 12, NASB).” He told his followers not to worry about defending themselves, “for I will give you utterance and wisdom which […]Read More Opportunity in Trouble
Sin can paralyze you, make you feel sick and unable to move. Sin can break you into thousands of pieces and cause you to no longer be whole — to lay there broken, unable to move. Good friends want to help. They want to make you whole. They try to help you pick up the […]Read More Picking Up a Broken Life
Between the crucifixion and the resurrection there is that moment of wondering. Jesus laid in the tomb. His disciples felt the sorrow, the pain, the loss of Jesus. They saw him brutally killed on the cross. His blood brutally spilled on the timbers. Yet the blood of the lamb was victorious. His blood over the […]Read More What’s on the Doorpost of Your Life?
“Didn’t I see you going into that church?” You stare at him and shake your head, “No!” But he doesn’t relent. “But I’m sure I saw you hanging out with those Christians the other day.” You stare at him with a stern face. “It wasn’t me!” He’s still not convinced. You can tell by his […]Read More You Must be Mistaken
You’ve had a good meal with friends, singing songs and enjoying each other’s company. It was a joyous moment. Life is good. Now all you want to do is sleep. Your eyelids are heavy, your body tired, yet something is telling you not to sleep. You try to resist the urge to close your eyes, […]Read More Wake Up Sleepyhead