CCM– Contemporary Christian Music. It has been a subject of much controversy. Millennials love it and claim it is an effective worship-tool; older generations despise for breaking with tradition. CCM is a question– but not merely of “right” or “wrong.” It is a matter of what is and is not Biblical. It is a matter of principle, not of preference.
I am going a to make a bold, distinct statement that might send some you you running. But please, hear me out! Stay and read through, and determine before you proceed that you will have an open mind and a heart that is tender to God’s Word.
The other day I received some disappointing news. No, it wasn’t tragic, or life-altering, or even serious; but it was disappointing to me. It looked like I wasn’t going to get my way. My mood quickly became downcast. Poor me. I went to the Word of God looking for comfort. I went as a… Continue reading At All Times. Period.
The truth is, God’s will is not hidden. No, the future cannot be known by us; but God’s will is found in practical day to day commands. Performing the will of the Lord is a matter of daily, moment-by-moment obedience
While I tend to agree with the seeming minority that Valentine’s Day is just another Hallmark holiday, there are some who view it as a celebration of love. Okay, I suppose it can be that too.
So it’s a celebration of love. But what exactly is this love stuff? What does it even mean? Is it tender emotions? Is it sexual? What is it?!
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
There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? — John 6:9 He was just a kid with a snack– five crackers and two anchovies. Not exactly the sustenance required by 5,000 men… and their wives… and their kids. “What are they among… Continue reading What Are They Among So Many?
Two of my biggest problems: overthinking and worrying. I can appreciate being thoughtful– thinking through circumstances from every possible angle… the problem is that I start creating angles that were not there to begin with. And then I start worrying about those angles. And then I add a few twists to those imaginary angles…. and by the… Continue reading But Seek Ye First…
“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…