Children of God

Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3-4 Every day we “adults” get up and go be grown-ups.   In the process we forget.  … Continue reading

Think Before you Jump

Growing up as a child and a young believer in Jesus Christ, I spent a lot of time moving away from the cross and diving right into the benefits. Not to say I didn’t appreciate what Jesus did on the cross but it became background noise to the list of things I wanted from God. … Continue reading

Food Critics

O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! Psalm 34:8 Do you remember the best meal you ever had? Just think about that day, what did you do? Where did you go? Who was there? What did it smell like? What about the colors? … Continue reading

Whatever You Do, Do it Right

1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. The Lord meets everyone in the place where we are always found; in our hopes and dreams. Unfortunately, this is the same exact place Satan meets us as well. In this place lays our battlefield. … Continue reading

The Treasure of Seasons: Reloaded

Exodus 12:12-13 – For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. The blood shall be a sign for you, on the … Continue reading

Gospel of Works

Ephesians 2:4-8New International Version (NIV) 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the … Continue reading

SOS

The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, … Continue reading

My Crown for His Glory

Romans 9:16 So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. Revelations 4:9  And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated … Continue reading

I Will Not

2 Chronicles 26:5, 16, 19, 21 He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him prosper. But when he was strong, he grew proud, to his destruction. For he was unfaithful to the Lord … Continue reading

Discerning Idolatry in Desire

Discerning Idolatry in Desire 12 Ways to Recognize the Rise of Covetousness June 17, 2009 | by John Piper | Topic: The Power & Effects of Sin Most of us realize that enjoying anything other than God, from the best gift to the basest pleasure, can become idolatry. Paul says in Colossians 3:5, “Covetousness is idolatry.”“Covetousness” means desiring something other than God … Continue reading