There is no fear in practicing the truth, but have you ever felt yourself not wanting to?
I have tried to hide from God. It's as if I think that if I'm not expressing it then God can't see it. And, if I don't tell Him then I won't have to repent because really I'm not ready to change. Not yet.
Maybe sometimes I feel defeated by not being able to serve at the magnitude that I desire, but one thing both knowledge and love has taught me is that God is more powerful and merciful than I could ever imagine and by His will, He will use me in ways I never thought possible.
My faith has been strained lately. Not in the sense that I would fall away, but more so that I haven't felt much of an emotional connection.
Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to … Continue reading Jesus Can Empathize
It's not always easy to connect with the idea that there are angelic spirits who minister to my needs and the needs of other Christians. How does it happen? When does it happen?
Oh, will they ever learn, These kids I'm trying to raise? When will they take responsibility, So I can give them praise?
Remember Him before the silver cord is broken and the golden bowl is crushed, the pitcher by the well is shattered and the wheel at the cistern is crushed; then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 You will die. … Continue reading You Will Die
Just as you do not know the path of the wind and how bones are formed in the womb of the pregnant woman, so you do not know the activity of God who makes all things. Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 With recent measles outbreaks, vaccines are a big topic right now. And they should be. Anytime there … Continue reading Vaccine Uncertainties
If the axe is dull and he does not sharpen its edge, then he must exert more strength. Wisdom has the advantage of giving success. Ecclesiastes 10:10 This verse reminds me of the seventh habit in Sean Covey's book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. This habit is called "Sharpen the Saw" and the … Continue reading Sharpening the Saw at Love University