We’re only human

“But we’re only human…” For one who has accepted Christ as Savior, that statement–usually offered as an excuse for sin–is a powerful example of a half-truth being a whole lie.  The foundation of the Christian life is that our flesh is crucified and our life is in Christ.  “But we’re only human…” has the soundContinue reading “We’re only human”

Can you hear me now?

We all have those conversations with others that leave us feeling that nothing we thought we were saying was heard.  Whatever it is we intended to convey often takes a back seat to resentment and frustration.  Then, we assure that nothing is heard! We live in a loud, loud world–where opinions are shouted as truthContinue reading “Can you hear me now?”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Servants

As I read my favorite devotion this morning (My Utmost), the question I’ve read every year for over a decade pierced my heart yet again: “Am I willing to be myself and nothing more…” Logic says that’s all any of us can be…but it is seldom how we live.  I don’t like my limitations, myContinue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Servants”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Integrity

Character is said to be ‘who we are when no one is looking.’  It is about integrity to our core beliefs.  As Christians, our life is Christ, so we ought to look Him.  We can’t do that if we don’t know Him well!  This series of Let’s Look Like Jesus is all about examining Character. Continue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Integrity”

Love is action

Love–like faith–is action!  The heartbreaking evil of this week and the anger it generates took me to this old look at love.  May we all prayerfully seek the love of God and then let it flow out of our lives.  We change the atmosphere by living with a loving attitude.  1 Corinthians 13 show us what trueContinue reading “Love is action”

Let’s Look Like Jesus: Humility

The perpetual prayer list to aid us in transformation begins with a character quality that is treasured by God but rare in humanity:  HUMILITY.  Let’s look at Christ and gaze on the beauty of humility He exhibits. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, didContinue reading “Let’s Look Like Jesus: Humility”

Sweet Fruit!

As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.    Song of Solomon 2:3 Some tasty observations on a short morning walk and a simple grade school science fact have meContinue reading “Sweet Fruit!”

Glimpses of Bitter Waters

There are passages in Scripture that are odd…confusing.  But the Word says, ALL Scripture is useful for us.  So, when I bump into those verses, I get excited when glimmers of ‘use’ begin to appear.  It doesn’t happen every time I read a puzzling piece of Scripture…sometimes the verses simply have to sit on whatContinue reading “Glimpses of Bitter Waters”

How can we look like Christ?

The plan for believers in Christ is that we be transformed into the image of our Savior.  More than two decades after surrendering to God, I realize more and more how much work God still has to do in me!  The only way to know what God is doing in my transformation is to knowContinue reading “How can we look like Christ?”