What To Do About That Little Voice

It’s that little voice inside, the advice of a friend, or perhaps a passage of scripture that speaks to you. It is God trying to stop you from doing something. Yet you proceed against the advice and do it anyways, putting yourself in peril. Perhaps you’ve been the one cautioning someone, but they refuse to […]

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Hearing Wisdom

When there are so many challenges in life, it can be difficult to determine the right answer. There are times you may wish you had the wisdom of Solomon. Yet at the heart of wisdom is one simple fact — you must be humble enough to hear what God’s word is telling you. In 1 […]

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Abiding in God Under Pressure

So many words I wanted to say, hurtful words, as he lashed out at me. Yet something inside constrained me. It was just another encounter with him screaming at me, trying to get me to lash out at him. But for some reason I remained calm; for some reason I could see that this man […]

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A Guiding Hand in the Storm

There’s an interesting thing I noticed when I was reading Matthew 14:22-32. This is the passage where the disciples set out in a boat to go to the other side ahead of Jesus. While crossing, they are buffeted by wind and waves. Then they see Jesus walking on the water and are scared, thinking it’s […]

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God Pleaser

“Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4, NASB).” It seems like a simple statement, but how do we delight in the Lord? Isaiah 58:13-14 provides some guidance: “If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your own pleasure on My holy day, […]

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Delegating God’s Statutes and Law

It is one thing to read scripture, to hear God’s command, but a far different thing to live it out. This is what Moses discovered as he led the Israelites out of Egypt. In Exodus 18, Moses’ father-in-law Jethro observes Moses spending the day judging disputes among the Israelites. When Jethro asks why Moses alone […]

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