Following Your Heart

Thus says the Lord, “Cursed is the man who trusts in and relies on mankind, Making [weak, faulty human] flesh his strength, And whose mind and heart turn away from the Lord .“For he will be like a shrub in the [parched] desert; And shall not see prosperity when it comes, But shall live in … Continue reading

Truth Be Told

Isaiah 6 4 And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke.  5 Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my … Continue reading

Dreamcatcher

Genesis 22 1-2,8,10-12,15-17 22 Now it came about after these things, that God tested Abraham, and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” 2 He said, “Take now your son, your only son, whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering … Continue reading

Sweet Love

Deuteronomy 7:7-8 7 It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8 but it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, … Continue reading

Theoretical Christianity

Mark 10 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19 You know … Continue reading

Will Power is No Power

His father says “I don’t think you should do that, you are not strong enough to handle one corner trust me!” The boy feels insulted at his dad’s suggestion of his weakness. His father lets him try because his son is impeding progress.

Real Love

Matthew 5:46-48 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Therapy

Something frightening happened to me this morning.  A heavy weight that has been pressing down on my heart finally got a name and a face. If you haven’t notice this heaviness when you are in church, maybe what the Holy Spirit has said in His word will turn on the lights.  But when you start … 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

Anxiety

Matthew 6:31-34 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. … Continue reading