The phrase 'obedience is better than sacrifice' has almost become trite in Christian circles. These words of our Lord, however highlight the significance of obedience. It not only indicates our love for Him; but opens the way for the Holy Spirit, our teacher and comforter, to dwell within us. So many cry for the Holy … Continue reading Abiding Assistance
A common phrase among Christians is that God "allows bad things" -- storms, sudden death, etc. - but God does not "do" bad things. In the USA recently some areas that haven't ever had to endure so many rain storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, etc. have had serious difficulty. I've been praying for and with many … Continue reading He Made Light … and Darkness
Disciple making -- that's our great call. The Great Commission. But disciples of what? Disciples of whom? Terrible things can happen when we are leading people. We earn their respect and devotion YET we fail to ensure that we are creating in their hearts a fear and admonition of the Lord. Why? because we fail … Continue reading Devotee of You? or … Disciple of Christ?
Reading the book of Matthew. I got to chapter 11 and what an amazing picture of those who see God's power but still will not believe! Verse 20 says "they had seen miracles, but were not moved by them. 'Then Christ began to denounce the people in the cities in which most of His miracles … Continue reading The Miracle Worker
Be careful not to allow your zeal for knowledge get in the way of your zeal for a relationship with the Savior. It is a good thing, an honorable thing to be a student of God's word - but it is far more profitable to be a student of the Master Himself. Get to know … Continue reading Know Him