“And he went to the other son and said the same. And he answered, ‘I go, sir,’ but did not go” Matthew 21:30 (ESV) The American gospel has done an exceptional job of convincing us that God is for us. Now, before you get in a twist, I’m not referring to the fact that God... Continue Reading →
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew 6:34 ESV) The word tomorrow has stirred up more excitement than a free trip to Disney Land and struck more fear in the hearts of mankind than a Freddy Krueger movie marathon. Tomorrow... Continue Reading →
“And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, ‘Put out into the deep and led down your nets for a catch.’ And Simon answered, ‘Master, we have toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.’” (Luke 5:4-5 ESV). I mentioned last week that I’ve been... Continue Reading →
Lessons From The Jordan
Complacency leads to oppression; and oppression ultimately leads to captivity.
Obedience and the Power of God
Elisha knew that if he stayed at Jericho, having seen God move powerfully, he would be living in yesterday’s obedience while expecting tomorrow’s move of God.
“For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it” (Hebrews 12:11, ESV emphases mine).
“Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit” (John 15:2 ESV). This week will beIf you were to ask some of my friends, they would probably say that I’m a masochist because I set challenging physical... Continue Reading →
New Wine in Old Wineskins
"Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. And people came and said to him, "Why do John's disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom... Continue Reading →
Wisdom Wednesday: The One Who Pleases Him
“For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God...” (Ecclesiastes 2:26 ESV). We all have days where we recognize that we are not the best version of ourselves.... Continue Reading →
Who Is Building Your House?
“Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain” (Psalms 127:1 ESV). Yesterday's post was, admittedly, harsh. It was the truth, but it was not easy to hear. God desires for all of us to live holy lives,... Continue Reading →