Working. Carrying burdens. Struggling to keep up, to carry on. Does it sound like a description of your life? Does it sound like a description of a blessed life? We live in a busy world. Our technology is a blessing and a curse. The more we can get done, the more we feel we must … More Are you busy & burdened? Come.
“This place is a wasteland. Send them on, Jesus. There’s not enough here to meet our needs…let alone their needs.” Do you ever look around your world and feel like that? The problems and the heartaches seem too big. The resources too meager. You’ve seen miracles…seen Jesus work but now you are tired. That’s … More It’s too much. We can’t do it.
It is the question we hate feeling: Do I matter? Does anyone care? We spend much of our lives seeking activities and relationships that give us an affirmative answer. There is only One who can answer that to our complete satisfaction. The only One who can answer it is the One who created us. Animals are … More Do I matter? Does anyone care?
I have one eye that is used a lot but I cannot see. What am I? You see me where I never was…and really can never be. What am I? If you say my name, I disappear. What am I? If I drink I die, if I eat I’m fine. What am I? Riddles are … More Who am I
We buy fire insurance with the hope that we never need it. In the natural realm, it works reasonably well. Even if the policy is not that good, fire insurance works well to gives us peace of mind and even a poor policy will mitigate the devastation if a fire happens. So, a fire insurance policy … More Danger & Devastation: Fire Insurance
On the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, looking to Jesus–our INTERCESSOR–is a blessed endeavor! May you enjoy this excerpt from my devotional, Fixing our Eyes on God. There are some wonderful, awe-inspiring revelations of Jesus that begin with “I.” He is the I am, the Image of the invisible God, immortal, immutable, … More Hearing God in Horrors of Hurt
Shortly after 9/11 there was an interview with an ISIS member who captured for me the essence of their heart. He said something like this: “America, you will never win because you love life and we love death.” He may be right…our country may not win, but we don’t have to lose. Christ is life; He … More Love Life
This series of articles, “Let’s Look Like Jesus” complement the perpetual prayer list for Christian Character. Holy Fear is actually the antidote to the horrible fear immobilizing so many in the world today. Fear is a common part of our world; in fact, sometimes it seems fear makes the world go round. Proverbs 28:14 challenges us … More Let’s Look Like Jesus: Holy Fear
This world is hungry for ‘spiritual stuff.’ But there is one Holy Spirit and a multitude of unholy spirits. The acceptance of ‘unholy’ stuff troubles me, and I decided to pull out a summary of some Scripture digging I did some time ago on the topic. The Scriptures are the only place for Truth. The topic … More Choose wisely the spirit that rules you
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, my … More Let’s Look Like Jesus: Servants