I, like many of you, read my Bible all the time. In fact, almost every day! In my eyes, it is my Father’s living and revealed Word for my life! The principals I learn governs and guides every move, every decision, I make. All throughout the Scriptures, I read about generations who actually heard Yahweh’s voice. They read about YHWH speaking to his people again and again, with this phrase repeated time after time: “And God said . . .” Yet many of these same Christians live as though He doesn’t speak to His people today. Continue reading
Paul presented some excellent guidance for us to reexamine the source of our problems. Remember?
Finally, receive your power from the Lord and from his mighty strength. Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way, you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. This is not a wrestling match against a human opponent. We are wrestling with rulers, authorities, the powers who govern this world of darkness, and spiritual forces that control evil in the heavenly world (Ephesians 6:10-12) Continue reading
I had long admired the intimacy with God that Brother Lawrence described, in a book (compiled after his death), entitled, The Practice of the Presence of God. He wrote: Continue reading
Do you remember an event that occurred exactly 40 days after Jesus was born? That is when Joseph and Mary took Jesus to the temple for their purification [Actually, it was for Mary’s purification, being the mother of Jesus, and Jesus’ dedication]. The purpose was to fulfill the requirements set forth in Torah. (You can read about the requirements in Leviticus 12, Exodus 13:12–15, etc. Interestingly, Luke explicitly points out that Joseph and Mary took the option provided for those who could not afford a Lamb, and sacrificed “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons” (Luke 2:22-24) That is discussed in Leviticus 12:1–4). Then, after the ceremony, Joseph and Mary had a special visitor: Continue reading
We are facing a new year, and we need to understand what our limitations are, and what choices that need to be made. I mean, Jesus told his disciples, “Those who want to come with me must say no to the things they want, pick up their crosses, and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). Wow! That’s pretty challenging. Oh, not just the part where we have to say, “No!” to our personal desires, but then we have to “pick up our own cross!“? Whoa! But wait, what does that really mean?
Not long ago, Joyce Meyer shared an excellent message on why many of us are feeling defeated all of the time. One point she made is that we need to begin believing, anticipating, hoping and expecting a better life. Essentially, that is a sense of hope! Think about it, a confident expectation of better things occurring in our lives will give us that needed a boost! Continue reading
Hey, after (and during) our past (and current) Political arena, many believers have increasingly separated themselves from other brother and sister of faith. This should never be allowed to happen!