When the hard things pile up…

Sometimes, the hard things pile up, and we can feel like Job. Even those who don’t read the Bible know about the tragedies of Job. In the midst of it all, the Bible tells us, Job walked forward, but could not see God. He looked backward, but could not perceive Him. (Job 23:8) Where wasContinue reading “When the hard things pile up…”

Where hope is still found…

I needed to read these words from the old preacher-teacher, Oswald Chambers, today (pictured with his daughter)– “Put Trust in God First. Our Lord never put His trust in any person. Yet He was never suspicious, never bitter, and never lost hope for anyone, because He put His trust in God first. He trusted absolutelyContinue reading “Where hope is still found…”

Have you created a god in your own image?

God makes a profound covenantal promise to Jacob in his dream (Gen 28:13-15) and then Jacob makes a conditional vow to God. CONDITIONAL Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and clothing toContinue reading “Have you created a god in your own image?”

God is very involved in this world and your life.

I’ve been reading Genesis for several weeks. In light of all that is going on in our world, it is so important to understand the relevancy and reliability of Scripture. Old and New. As we study it, we begin to see both world history, and what the future holds, in a different light. In GenesisContinue reading “God is very involved in this world and your life.”

Let’s study Genesis

In the beginning God. In the beginningGod. How do you move past the extraordinary, incomprehensible, awesome fact that God was the beginning that had no beginning? He always has been.He always will be. He is indescribable, uncontainable and undefinable. Yet I’m drawn to know Him. I want to know Him more. I want a betterContinue reading “Let’s study Genesis”

He is doing what He promised!

The things which are impossible with men are possible with God”. (Luke 18:27) No seriously, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) Lately, I see so much that seems impossible. Will this pandemic ever end? Will our country ever come together in unity? Will we stop fighting with eachContinue reading “He is doing what He promised!”

It’s not all up to us!

Feeling burdened and overwhelmed this Monday morning? Remember- We have one job—to trust and obey the One who is powerfully at work In this world. Everything else is His job! Hallelujah! It’s not all up to us! The author of Hebrews explains that Jesus is the perfect priest of a better covenant to ALL whoContinue reading “It’s not all up to us!”

Have you ever wanted to skip past hard parts of Scripture?

Well, let’s just skip over this next section of Scripture about men and women in the church (1 Tim 2:8-15) . It’s kind of hard and controversial. Except, we can’t do that. We can’t pick the parts of the Bible we like, and understand, and ignore the others. In this section, Paul is teaching soundContinue reading “Have you ever wanted to skip past hard parts of Scripture?”

When you are in the battle…

Paul is about to challenge Timothy to “wage the good warfare”. (I Tim 1:18) Let’s just stop here, and notice that Paul characterizes service to the Lord as waging warfare. The life of a true Christ follower is not one of ease in this life. We are in a battle and lately, that seems allContinue reading “When you are in the battle…”

We aren’t of those who shrink back!

I know these are hard days. I feel them too. But I’m also seeing God at work, even now, maybe especially now in the midst of the chaos that is 2020. I’ve heard these words from several different young people around me in just the past couple of days. They are all in their twenties—Continue reading “We aren’t of those who shrink back!”

Sometimes it seems Satan is winning…

Sometimes, it seems Satan is winning. We’d be dishonest if we didn’t admit, that when we see his “victories”, we can get down. But hold on! Our God is greater and He is perfect in taking what the enemy intends for evil and bringing good from it. I’m reminded of this this morning. In hisContinue reading “Sometimes it seems Satan is winning…”

It may not feel like it, but THE MOST HIGH rules!

It may not seem like it. You may not feel like it. You may be resisting it with all your might. But the truth is, THE MOST HIGH rules!! Long ago, King Nebuchadnezzar told Daniel the words he had heard in his dream about what God would do. (Dan 4:10-18) In the vision, the holyContinue reading “It may not feel like it, but THE MOST HIGH rules!”