Tired and Frustrated

Matthew 11:28-30 28 “Come to Me, all [a]who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is [b]easy and My burden is light.” … Continue reading

God Graciously Removed My Crown

Colossians 2 14 by canceling the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross. 15 He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him. Our biggest handicap is our sight.  We can’t see anything because our eyes get in the way of our vision.  You would assume that the bigger the object, the more clearly we see it; but this is not the case at all.  We actually see with principalities, ideas, ambitions and self determent … Continue reading

Ready for the World

Luke 9:23-25 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he … Continue reading

This Little Light of Mine

Matthew 5:14-16 14 l“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 mNor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so nthat1 they may see your … Continue reading

The Weight of Others

Luke 11:45-52 45One of the lawyers answered him, “Teacher, in saying these things you insult us also.” 46And he said, “Woe to you lawyers also! For you load people with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe to you! For you build the … Continue reading

Keep It Holy

Ten Commandments #4  Exodus 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.(NIV) 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant … Continue reading

With Humility

Luke 7 36Now one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, so he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37When a woman who had lived a sinful life in that town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, she brought an alabaster jar of perfume, 38and … Continue reading

Gray Areas

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that we feel are tricky. Usually the problem requires us to make a choice. But the choices are the problem plus we would rather select something that benefits us as well. so we compromise in order to please all that are involved. And actually they may come away happy … Continue reading

What Christ Demands of Us

I came across this listing on John Piper’s website desiring God and thought it was very eye opening. Demand #1: You Must Be Born Again Demand #2: Repent Demand #3: Come to Me Demand #4: Believe in Me Demand #5: Love Me Demand #6: Listen to Me Demand #7: Abide in Me Demand #8: Take … Continue reading

I Use To Be A Pharisee

Image via Wikipedia My father is a minister and was a pastor of a church some time ago.  I was baptized at 8 and pretty much grew up in the church.  I knew all the things that I shouldn’t do and all the things that I should do.  I knew how to carry myself as … Continue reading