Have you ever considered the difference between an invitation and a command? A command is an order that must be obeyed; an invitation is a request for your time. A command is strict, stern; an invitation is gentle, warm, friendly. The two, generally speaking, are quite different. And yet both seem to blend into one… Continue reading When a Command is Also an Invitation
How do you choose joy when you are tired, afraid, frustrated, angry, etc.? Joy is in such conflict with each of these feelings. And yet, isn’t joy supposed to be a huge part of the Christian life? These are questions I have faced a lot in the last several months as God has begun the process of teaching me just what choosing joy means. I just want to take a few moments and share with you some of the things I have personally been learning about joy.
Dear person caught in the middle, I need to admit something. I don’t know what it’s like to be you right now. You’re a Christian and you know and believe homosexuality is a sin… but you have a gay friend. And since the Supreme Court ruling turned the country upside down, this friend of yours… Continue reading An Open Letter to Those Caught in the Middle
Today, rainbows make me grieve. Today, the liberals and promoters of the gay agenda cheer and wave their multi-colored banners and hold their heads high, basking in the pride of their newfound “equality.” Reveling in the acceptance of their sin. I’m not here today to hate on gays. I’m not here to tell you that… Continue reading What’s Stopping Us?
That’s the answer. God is Love– true love. And it is the nature of Love to be compassionate, gracious, longsuffering, merciful and true.
“But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works.” -Psalm 73:28 I am a little late, it seems, in getting my New Year’s post up. In all honesty, I wasn’t sure I would write one. But God… Continue reading Nearer, Still Nearer– A Lesson for 2015
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” ~Psalm 84:11 Have you stopped recently to just think about God? Have you paused to meditate on His absolute goodness? I have, and I wish I did so more… Continue reading Overwhelmed by His Goodness
I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and as a cloud, thy sins: return unto me; for I have redeemed thee. — Isaiah 44:22 A couple weeks ago, I woke up early in the morning to the sound of rain. It made me smile: rainy days are the best. When I left… Continue reading Rainclouds and Righteousness
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help… Continue reading Fear Thou Not…
My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. ~Psalm 73:26 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. ~Psalm 16:5 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words. ~Psalm119:57 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul;… Continue reading Am I Enough?