We read in the Bible numerous times, “Fear not.” We have many temptations that lurk to put us in places of fear. It isn’t always easy to resist those urges. God rescues us from anxieties and so much more. Clinging to godly principles is hugely helpful. Bible accounts express about people who pressed through despite having reservations, hesitations, and uncertainties. They made choices to trust the Lord, regardless. Of course, obeying God wasn’t always comfortable, but obey they did. Gideon, David, Abraham, Moses and more righteous folks proved the rewards of cleaving to what God led. Gideon was poor and apprehensive about what he was instructed by God to do. The Lord reduced the number of men who were to go to battle with him. It didn’t look logical from a natural point of view. But throughout the Bible, we read of the many accounts of supernatural events that occurred. Moses was charged with confronting king Pharaoh. He wasn’t, at all, eager to take on that enormous task. He attemptedContinue reading »

“The arrogance of man will be brought low and human pride humbled” (Isaiah 2:17) “Can I talk to you? It’s important,” said the young man who approached me with a big smile. Talk to me? Why? It looked suspicious. What did he want? I had to admit he looked sort of friendly, but whatever he wanted, I was not in the mood. Suddenly I noticed he carried a Bible and then I understood. He was talking about God. He was converting people, and I was to be his next victim. No way. Not me. “You know God?” he asked when he came close. He seemed genuinely happy, but since I was not, I could not let him get close to me. I looked at him with an air of self-righteousness. Who was he to know what I needed? Had he read the Tibetan Book of The Dead, as I had? Had he studied meditation and yoga as I had? I was even highly experienced in the use of mind-altering drugs.Continue reading »

An everlasting love. An all consuming love. A burning passion. A love that never dies. What has God promised us? He will never leave nor forsake you, for He has told you in His Word. In Deuteronomy 31:6 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” And Romans 13:5 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” And Romans 8: 38-39 that took my breath upon my first reading of it: “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”   Perhaps you are not a believer in eternal love because you have been hurt by people,Continue reading »

Living for Christ Colossians 3:2-4 (NKJV) “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.” Before you came to Christ you were living the way the world lives. You did things as the world did things. It was not until you came to Christ that your life made a complete change. Before becoming Christians we all came from different backgrounds. Some of us were at our worst end, and didn’t know where to turn. Some of us like the apostle Paul were drawn In by God. Some of us grew up in the church knowing Christ. But, it makes no difference how we came into the Kingdom of God. But it makes all the difference in the world that we start growing in Christ because we have begun a new transform life when we accepted Christ in our lives.Continue reading »

Sooner or later tragedy will strike nearly everyone, Christians included. We, as Christians, are supposed to be different from “the world.” We claim to believe that God’s Word is true, His judgments fair, and His love unfailing. The big question is, when tragedy strikes will we stay the course, or will we turn away? An acquaintance of mine suffered a great loss recently. She just married her college sweetheart, but just a few short weeks before the wedding, her fiancé’s father, who was to officiate at her wedding, was killed in a tragic accident. He was trimming some trees, a limb fell on him and he subsequently died. This young lady and her fiancé are strong Christians, as was the young man’s father. We know that he is in Heaven now with Jesus – healed, whole and immortal. It seems an occasion for rejoicing, but seeing as we live in the flesh, we mourn as well. This is not a failing on our part; even Jesus in the garden mourned HisContinue reading »

Unlike machines, human beings are prone to fatigue. No matter how strong or young we may be, it is our nature to get exhausted. We grow tired and become weak regardless of gender or age or race. The prophet Isaiah gives us this stunning idea in Isaiah 40:30-31. Isaiah paints the picture for us here. He declares “30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.” In the first verse, Isaiah brings our minds to a reality. The verbs faint, weary and fall all suggest human weakness. It means being feeble, being frail, being capable of failing or collapsing. This reminds us, that at any point in our lives, whether we like it or not, we may fail. Not one of us can claim a 100% strength all theContinue reading »