Love like Him. Period.
Jesus was talking at length to His followers in these words later recorded by John. Here He tells those who have chosen to follow Him to love each other the way He has loved them. More than just telling them, He says it’s a command. I can’t help but believe the intent of these words […]
Suffering? It’s nothing, really.
Paul wrote to the believers in Rome: “But what of that? For I consider that the sufferings of this present time, this present life, are not worth being compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us and for us and conferred on us!” These folks were really struggling […]
Consider the Harvest before you Plant
There’s a law of sowing and reaping that every farmer or backyard gardener knows: The more you plant,the more you harvest. One of my cousins farms for a living. He plants plenty, tends the crop, then harvests it. Were he to cut the acreage he plants in half or reduce the amount of seed he […]
Choosing not to worry
Don’t worry about anything! I once heard that worry is praying for what you don’t want. I like that. Not worrying, that definition. When we focus on a thought or idea over and over, its meditation. Meditation becomes prayer. If we’re focused on the outcomes we’re worried about, we’re meditating on them, thus praying for […]
God’s not slow
Don’t we get in a hurry with God? He made promises, but we haven’t seen the fruition so we take one of two stances. We decide He is a liar and doesn’t keep His promises or that He’s just toying with us and He didn’t really mean what He said. Neither is true, according to […]
Motivate the right way
Hebrews 10:24-25:Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. In the past I’ve understood the first part of this to […]
Sing! You know you want to.
Psalms 98:1-2:Sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds. His right hand has won a mighty victory; his holy arm has shown his saving power! The Lord has announced his victory and has revealed his righteousness to every nation! Sing out people of God! Use new words to express your […]
A New Thing
In the previous verses of Isaiah 43, God was taking Isaiah – and us by extension – through all the amazingly powerful things He had done. Then He is recorded as saying, But forget all that — it isnothing compared to whatI am going to do. God said He would make paths in the wilderness […]
Eternity is planted in your heart.
Solomon had just written the “to everything there is a season” passage that so many know. It was even turned into a song by The Byrds in the 60s. Then he asked the question, “What do people really get for all their hard work?” Solomon had great wisdom given by God, yet he didn’t have […]
Become a new person today!
Are you sick and tired of the way your life is going? Have you been running this railroad too long and you’re ready to jump off – but you don’t know how or what the results will be? I understand. I’ve been there. If you’ve never accepted the free gift of salvation through Jesus’ sacrifice […]
The devil thought he had Jesus.
The devil thought he had Him. The baby born in a manger, now a man, was hungry and weak. Now would be the best time to attack and get Him to step out of God’s will and follow the devil. Satan tempted His hunger, telling him to turn the desert stones into bread so He […]
Created for Jesus
When I had to travel to Chattanooga a lot for medical reasons, I started listening to Moody Radio. There was a show for children that talked about Jesus the Creator. The first time I heard that I did a double take. See, I was thinking of Jesus as only coming along when he came to […]