Conviction or Opinion?

Taking the right stand for the wrong reason does not give glory to God, and it can place us in a precarious position.  We live in a very vocal world that tends to elevate opinions far above their value.  The current cultural controversies generate a tremendous amount of debate, and God’s Name is often invokedContinue reading “Conviction or Opinion?”

The Heart of God

One of my favorite song choruses leads us in these words: “Just to know You and to make You known” Being known in all of His fullness is the heart of God.  Jesus tells those who listen that knowing the Father and Himself is eternal life.  We cannot know God without the Holy Spirit.  Our natural mindsContinue reading “The Heart of God”

Total sufficiency – El Shaddai

Serving faithfully and living blamelessly only happens when we know the One who is All-Sufficient! When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai–‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.  Genesis 17:1 I’ve been digging into the occurrences of words like ‘desire’ and ‘contentment.’  GodContinue reading “Total sufficiency – El Shaddai”

Writer of My Story

Jesus is the Author and Perfecter of our Faith.  That’s a title sweet to anyone who loves words and books! God alone can write my story of faith because He alone knows the things about me that need His touch.  He knows my strengths, myweaknesses, my wounds and the ways that will work best toContinue reading “Writer of My Story”

King of Heaven–and of Earth

Most everyone knows the title “King of Kings” but we don’t often live it.  What a privilege we have when the King rules our lives: we get to bring His Kingdom to this broken world!  We get to be used as the answer to our prayer:  “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done!” Jesus toldContinue reading “King of Heaven–and of Earth”

Seeking God as a Treasure

Another concept name to feast upon today…In speaking of the Kingdom of Heaven–the dwelling place of our Savior and the Father, He (Jesus) said, Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.  MatthewContinue reading “Seeking God as a Treasure”

Refuge of Rock

Paul spoke of his limits–his humble human-ness–with great eloquence in Romans 7.  Our desires, our hopes, our knowledge are limited–but Jesus Christ is not.  When He is our focus, our desired destination, we live in His refuge.  Enjoy the courage to live that comes with knowing Jesus by the Name of REFUGE! The LORD isContinue reading “Refuge of Rock”

Another Name you know well: LIFE

Jesus Christ said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.  No man comes to the Father but through me.”  John 14:6 As LIFE, Jesus is the way we find God.  From conception to the death bed, there is LIFE.  Jesus Christ is life.  Faith sees HIM in every detail of life. Oswald Chambers saysContinue reading “Another Name you know well: LIFE”