The sky looked like fire last night. It was breathtaking. It was glorious, mesmerizing. Our family snapped photos. And I woke up thinking about that fiery sky. And God. Hebrews 12:29 says “Our God is a consuming fire” (Heb 12:29) who “will judge His people” (Heb 10:30). It’s a hard passage with a serious warning.Continue reading “Our God is a CONSUMING FIRE!”

Have you noticed this?

It’s so easy, especially this month, as our world so lavishly, every-where-you-turn, celebrates sin to think, “I’m in the world but not of it” (John 17:15). But it’s so easy, for the evil ways of this world to get into us and for our sins to become acceptable and unnoticed. By us! Let’s not forget,Continue reading “Have you noticed this?”

The way to joy and freedom often starts here.

It seems to be out of style. I don’t hear it spoken of often, not even in many pulpits. It is the job of the Holy Spirit (John 16:8) and is likely happening in the believers life every day, though I wonder if most notice it. It’s the voice of the Holy Spirit convicting usContinue reading “The way to joy and freedom often starts here.”

Watch for THIS so you can run your race!

It’s one thing to be sick over the sin in our culture, but it’s entirely another, and necessary, to have times when I’m sick over my own sin. When you ask the Lord to show you your sin, He does. And it is always out of His kindness that God shows us and leads usContinue reading “Watch for THIS so you can run your race!”

A Time of Personal Reflection and Confession as we approach Easter

Coming Before The Holy God For those who want more of Him… a personal time of reflection and confession Coming Before The Holy God (Scripture from NKJV and NIV)  We want to hear from God.   We know we need Him.   We know our own strength will only carry us so far.    But we sometimes needContinue reading “A Time of Personal Reflection and Confession as we approach Easter”

A little confession

In First Timothy, Paul talks about benevolence. First, he makes it clear that a man is to provide for his own family. He is to work. (1 Tim 5:8) And your first thought might be, like I confess mine was— “they” need to reform those welfare programs. But hang on. Paul is getting into theContinue reading “A little confession”