June 10th, 2015
Recent news accounts about this “crisis” in the newer generations when it comes to being active in their faith has everyone scrambling for explanations.
Besides the fact that surveys always depend on how you ask the question and what the questions are, and how the questions are understood, there is someone else who might have a differing opinion on all of this…His initials are H.S.
April 13th, 2015
Psalm 26:1 (MEV)
Judge me, O Lord,
for I have walked in my integrity.
I have trusted in the Lord;
I will not slip.
King David messes up a lot. Great passion that is misdirected into sin. When this same passion works for God, he’s on fire in a good way…
April 2nd, 2015
Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? He will instruct them in the ways they should choose. (Psalm 25:12 NIV)
To fear the Lord is like fearing electricity. Amazingly powerful and helpful, but scary none the less.
April 1st, 2015
The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness,
The world and those who dwell therein.
“Those who dwell within” means God owns me…I am so glad he treats me like his beloved son…
March 30th, 2015
We all remember the first words from Psalm 22:
My, God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Jesus cries out on the cross. But, what we don’t often realize is he is remembering a psalm he must have sung countless times, and the end is glorious. Testifying to the greatness of God to countless generations, the last words speak of completion and triumph.
They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!
Yes, he has…
March 24th, 2015
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Chariots and horses of biblical times are the fighter jets, drones, tanks, and Humvee’s of today. Violence and the threat of violence as our ultimate security is not how God designed us to live. These will always let us down in the end. The only thing that can change a violence-fueled world is confidently acting in the ways of God. Modeling Jesus when it comes to facing threat and violence. Forgiveness and and not seeking revenge.
March 23rd, 2015
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
To perceive God in the natural world you have to seek him and you have to want to discover him. God can’t be too obvious or else we can forget free will and, like us, God generally doesn’t show up where he’s not wanted…
March 16th, 2015
Has someone had an impact in your life that they might not even remember? But it was significant for you?
God works like that, too. Where you don’t expect him…
March 16th, 2015
Keep me as the apple of your eye…
Those who are precious to God are called the ‘apple of his eye’ in four different places in the Bible. Why this term?
Traced to its root, it appears to be related to the pupil of the eye. In other words,
Always have your eyes on me, God.