The Best Gift

The Best Gift

How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of...
Ministering Before the Lord

Ministering Before the Lord

“Samuel was ministering before the Lord, a boy clothed with a linen ephod.” – 1 Samuel 2:18 I remember reading this verse one day, stopping a moment to reflect on the words, “ministering before the Lord.” Often times, the word “ministering” takes on the meaning of...
A Higher Standard

A Higher Standard

We love to ask God to vindicate us and prove others wrong—even if the “others” are fellow Jesus lovers. We get wounded by them, and our bleeding hearts cry, “JUSTICE! GOD, GIVE ME JUSTICE!” We think that justice always means being repaid good for the evil brought upon...
When Passion Is Tested

When Passion Is Tested

Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!” John 13:37-38 How many times do we have...
The Worth of a Soul

The Worth of a Soul

Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people,  and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him.  Neither has...
Seasons

Seasons

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal… Ecclesiastes 3:1-3 Many times, we get impatient with our lives. We look at...