The Master Mechanic
If your car broke down, could you fix it? If your computer did not reboot, could you fix it? If your life is a mess—choked with grief, confusion, pain, regret, uncertainty—could you fix it? There are some things in life that are so overwhelming that their solution requires more than we can give. We could try, of course, to think our way through difficulty. We could Google key words or search on YouTube for solutions.
Attacking A Dreaded Diagnosis
It has happened to you or to someone near and dear—a dreaded diagnosis. How do you respond? A military style response would be to know your enemy, make a plan, and execute the plan. A spiritual response would be to know your enemy, make a plan, and execute the plan. It should come as no surprise that both responses, overall, are identical. In fact, in Christian terms, we speak of spiritual warfare, putting on armor,
To what does the abundant life point? If you believe in eternity, it may point to this: a room in God’s mansion prepared for you (John 14:2). If this sounds attractive, the obvious question is how do I get there? The answer is both simple and complex. In the simple form, it is a matter of accepting Christ as your savior. The complexity arises when you consider the journey through life that such an acceptance
The Fires of Sorrows
Oswald Chambers, in Receiving Yourself in the Fires of Sorrow, states that “sorrow either gives me to myself or it destroys me.” What he means is that sorrow can remove shallowness but not necessarily make someone a better person. Success, he says, cannot make you a better person for it leads to pride. So, are we to welcome sorrow? No. But we can welcome what God can do in us as we work through the
“There is something restorative about being in a sacred space.” Sometimes all we want to do is sit in church because it is a holy place, a quiet place, a place of restoration, and a place where we can meet God in His house. “There is something restorative about being in a sacred space. The ancient world knew this well; Israel had a deep understanding of sacred space. The temple was looked upon as the
How to Flourish Through the Spiritual Seasons of Life with Courage and Character
(This is a hybrid post composed of three separate and excellent posts.) 6 Spiritual Seasons of Life (and How to Flourish in Them) In this post, Author Courtnaye Richard states two important facts; we are always in a season of life and these seasons can and will change. So, it is critical to identify which season we are in and how to live in it faithfully. Here are her 6 seasons: 1. The Dry Season
Short Provocative Thoughts
Will you leave the greatest gift unwrapped?
What Crucified Christ?
Rebellion provided the nails, idolatry sharpened the nails, and a hard heart hammered the nails in.
Free But Not Free?
You have been set free but do you feel free? How to you accept His freedom?
An Audience Of One
How much simpler live can be if we only play to an audience of One.
God never gives us discernment so that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. (Oswald Chambers)
An Audience Of One
Simplify your life by living for an audience of One. (Rick Warren)
Be A Prayer First Responder
Whether to emergencies or to joy, let prayer be your first response.
We triumph in adversity when we hold onto our faith.
Who or what is trying to pull you away from the truth of the Bible?
What God Asks
“He simply asks me to have absolute faith in Him and His goodness.” Oswald Chambers
You Will Be Staggered
You will be staggered when you discover how foolish you have been in not trusting Christ earlier. (Oswald Chambers)
Do You Know How To Escape Evil?
Find your emergency exit now.