My will, my desire for my own selfish ways is strong. I see the world around me and I want to be recognized for all the wrong reasons. Help me to place your will ahead of mine dear God. Hallowed be your name. May your kingdom replace my selfish kingdom I attempt to build here […]
Read More Prayer Journey—Your Will
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 […]
Read More Abiding in God Under Pressure
The blessings that God bestowed on Israel were not for their own enjoyment, rather it was so that other nations would know God and his salvation. As the last verse of the Psalm 67 states, “May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.”
Read More Blessings That Spur a Fear of the Lord
Road block after road block seems to stop you at every move. It’s aggravating when things don’t go as we planned, but do we look at these delays as God trying to get our attention?
Read More Speaking With the Mind of God
Our motivation can drive to us act and accomplish many great things, but it can also lead us to do harmful things to others. It can be challenging to discern our true motives for our actions. I know I am quite good at convincing myself that my selfish motives are really for the benefit of […]
Read More What Motivates You?
For a righteous man, Job uses the words “me” and “I” a lot. Job teaches us the warning signs that our pride may be overshadowing our faith in God.
Read More “Me” Oh “I”
Our selfish desires can paint an image of ourselves that makes us think we are better than others. Even the disciples fell into this trap. In Mark 9:33-35, Jesus asks them what they were talking about as they walked along the road. The disciples don’t answer “because they had been arguing about which of them was the greatest (NLT).”
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