Be Temperate

Be temperate in all things. Discipline your body and bring it into subjection to Christ. Don't let your feelings totally rule your actions. Feelings can be fleeting and unpredictable. Be certain of who you are in Christ and fight to act the way you want to feel even when your emotions say differently. Therein lies…

Waste and Lowliness

Yesterday morning, before I got out of bed, I was praying that God would teach me lowliness. When I went to let the dog outside there was dog waste all over the room. Don't think you can get much more lowly than cleaning up piles of dog waste. As I reluctantly cleaned up the mess…

Joy in Trials

If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It's inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they…

Poem: The Lamb’s War

On a white horse He rides, Taking vengeance for those, Who walk by His side. He's a warrior who takes life, Conquering the evil beast, And nations who cause strife. Mouth with the sharpest of swords, Striking with wrath for His rule, As King of kings, Lord of lords. Don't think you can get away,…

Enlightenment + Patience

When you learn something of great significance or have become aware of it, your sensitivity to others' ignorance can become like a magnifying glass causing insensitivity. Enlightenment must come with increased patience for the blindness of which you once bore. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able…

Poem: Worldly Rebellion

It feels liberating, To allow your thoughts to go there. You know it's not right, But it just feels good to be free of fighting it; To allow it to flow through your mind, And feel the excitement it brings in the moment. Then reality hits, Of what you've just done to your heart. You…