Responding to God’s Love

Responding to God’s Love

“Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love.” 1 John 4:8 Interestingly, many people profess to know the character of God — He is love. And because God is love, they are free to do anything they want. “He will understand,...
Take Time with God Alone

Take Time with God Alone

From Matthew 14:13 Take time with God alone. Shut the door and mute the phone. In the silence, you will find A renewed spirit and peace of mind. When the kids and concerns and griefs bring compression, Draw from the well of boundless compassion. You can’t pour...
Inside Herod’s Head

Inside Herod’s Head

From Matthew 14:1-12 Herod shakes his head in disbelief, Another sleepless night with no relief. The party, the guests, the dance so beguiling, The oath, the request, there would be no denying. As sleep flees the night, the head looms so gory. Now whispers, now...
Like Little Children

Like Little Children

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my...
Numbering Our Days

Numbering Our Days

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 We may not know how long we are to live on this earth, but each day we have ought to be a day with intention. When we number our days, we won’t live as if we are swept by a schedule we...
Presents for the King

Presents for the King

Make vows to the Lord your God, and pay them; let all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared. Psalm 76:11 Give to the Lord the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His courts. Psalm 96:8 In ancient times, it was a necessary...
A Rotten Stench

A Rotten Stench

Dead flies turn a perfumer’s oil rancid, so a little foolishness is more potent than wisdom and honor. Ecclesiastes 10:1 When a fly lands in our soup, we are horrified. It’s not enough that we “spoon” the fly out; we change the whole bowl of soup...
Transparency

Transparency

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, And in the hidden part [of my heart] You will make me know wisdom. Psalm 51:6 AMP When David wrote Psalm 51, it was after the confrontation of the prophet Nathan. David had sinned by committing adultery with Bathsheba...
No Such Thing As Retirement

No Such Thing As Retirement

Life Stops at 50? I once had a college professor who remarked in class, “I think fifty years for people to live are enough. I’m okay with my life ending at that age.” The whole class laughed. I remember snickering, too. We needed an explanation for this kind of...
The Cost of the Cross

The Cost of the Cross

As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Luke 9:57-58 Jesus: the Ultimate Example Following Jesus comes at a...