Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.

As John closes his letter, he says, “We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him. We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.”Continue reading “Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.”

If you are going to study the Bible, don’t skip past the hard stuff.

Have you ever thought, some passages in the Bible are easier to read, and put into practice, in the day to day, than others? Sometimes, I’ll bump into something that causes me to scratch my head, pray, pull out extra commentaries, and dig deeper for understanding. I want to carefully listen to hear the HolyContinue reading “If you are going to study the Bible, don’t skip past the hard stuff.”

Be motivated by THIS!

BUT… “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 8-9) If we confess our sins, He cleanses us from every ugly thing!Continue reading “Be motivated by THIS!”

Hot Fudge Sauce. And Sin.

Yes. Hot fudge sauce. But, we will get to that in a moment. Boaz has arrived on the scene (Ruth 2). Boaz was a godly man. While Naomi’s husband, Elimelech, had taken them back to the wilderness and left the Promised Land during the famine, Boaz had stayed. (Ruth 2) During the hard days, BoazContinue reading “Hot Fudge Sauce. And Sin.”

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!”

Jesus was quick to love those caught up in sin. But….

It has happened again. God seems to be repeating Himself with me a lot lately. I’m not the sharpest nail in the box, but when He says things twice, I tend to pay attention! My daughter, Abi, was recounting a dream she had about John 8 and the woman caught in adultery. She talked aboutContinue reading “Jesus was quick to love those caught up in sin. But….”

The sin failure of men does not change this.

In the middle of Paul’s last letter, he quotes what is believed to be lyrics from an ancient hymn- “For if we died with Him,We shall also live with Him.If we endure,We shall also reign with Him.If we deny Him,He also will deny us.If we are faithless,He remains faithful;He cannot deny Himself.”(2 Tim 2:11-13) IContinue reading “The sin failure of men does not change this.”