Yesterday we began to take a closer look at marriage. Yes, it is a subject we are almost all familiar with, but are we living it? It is my contention that we, Christians, have no right to defend God’s definition of marriage when we ourselves are not even trying to live it out ourselves. God’s design for marriage was for men and women (both made … Continue reading Men and Women-Equal But Not Identical
I have been married for 18 years, and let me just say that I never considered how my relationship does or does not reflect Christ or the gospel. I think too often I bank on the fact that just staying married in today’s society is enough to show my faith. But really, is just staying married enough? Is this really what God had in mind … Continue reading What Does Your Marriage say about Christ?
Yesterday we were talking about the importance of helping the poor, widows, and orphans. I even threw out the harsh statement that if we fail to do these very things, then maybe, just maybe, we are not Christians after all. If you have not read yesterday’s post, I encourage you to do so now. Today, I wanted to tackle the issue that is no doubt running through many … Continue reading Evidence of Salvation
Matthew 25: 31-36 (NKJ): “When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy[c] angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. 33 And He will set the sheep on His right hand, … Continue reading Countering Culture by Helping the Poor, Widows, and Orphans?
Revelation 2:15-16 (NLT): I know all the things you do, that you are neither hot nor cold. I wish that you were one or the other! 16 But since you are like lukewarm water, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth! I get it God; lukewarm Christianity is blah! Monday, I wrote on Surviving the Famine, surviving the times in our … Continue reading Give In or Dig In and Trust God
I read a great blog this morning on “wilderness wandering” and it got me thinking about Lysa TerKeurst’s book What Happens When Women Walk in Faith, which got me thinking about the phases of a dream. Yes, my very own version of If You Give a Mouse A Cookie-lol. If you click on the above link, it will take you to my full review , … Continue reading Surviving the Famine
Since January 2014 I have been doing a study on Breaking Free by Beth Moore. Yes a year is a long time to spend on one book, but I’m not just reading, I’m memorizing the scriptures, answering the questions, doing chapter outlines, and trying to apply all that I am learning. I cannot move on to the next chapter until I feel like I have … Continue reading Breaking Free from the Bondage of Betrayal
Just when you may have thought I’d forgotten about this series…….. In Chapter 9, Mr. Idleman has us take a look at Luke 9:23: Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. Now, when I read this passage, I normally focus on the “take up his cross” part … Continue reading Beyond the Book Review: Chapter 9: Come After Me
Today begins the 31 Days Challenge (f/k/a Nester’s 31 Day Challenge). For more information on this challenge, please visit http://write31days.com/. As I shared yesterday, I feel like the devil has been getting the best of me lately. My eyes seem to be on me, my problems, and my enemies. Satan has succeeded in the last few weeks in rendering me ineffective for the cause of … Continue reading 31 Days of Worship & The Word: Day One: Praise Him!!!
I am listening to the audio version of The Shack by William P. Young, and one concept from yesterday’s reading (listening) really got me thinking. [Yes, I realize that it is a fiction book; however there are some great insights in there.] God doesn’t want to be the top of our hierarchy pyramid, he wants to be the center of our carousel. “I don’t just … Continue reading How to Get a Christ-Centered Life