A Believer’s Cry for America
I sometimes hear believers proclaim that America has a special place in God’s heart, that we are different and more favored than other nations. I wonder how that makes them feel, and I wonder where the notion comes from.
Beware the Barrenness of a Busy Life
The title phrase is attributed to both Socrates and Corrie Ten Boom. Regardless of who said it first, I can attest to its truth. I’ve long been one who makes detailed to-do lists, manages my calendar closely, and focuses on getting things done. If being busy is good, then I am awesome! That all sounds great, right?
Paul is Speaking to Us
In the first words of 1 Timothy, Paul begins by returning to a familiar theme, deception in the church. In this case, he is writing as a mentor to his young friend, Timothy.
Warnings from Paul Against Being Deceived
In Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians, we find instruction for our lives and time today. His letter cautions against falling prey to wrong beliefs and idleness, both of which he knew were poisons to faith and death to witness. The wisdom has always been for all time, but in today’s time it seems especially applicable.
What Am I?
I often think of where I’ve come from and who I’ve become, but rarely about what I am. Knowing what we are defines us to ourselves more than to others, and adds a sense of certainty to life.
How Believers Can Counter an Ungodly Society
Believers are followers of Christ, the Word Incarnate who is, in fact, God come to earth to show us how to live. If we believe this as we say we do, then we should be living the life He intends for us, even in these difficult times.
Faith Alone Is Not Enough
Faith alone is not enough. We are called to live lives that witness God’s full provision in all circumstances. Yes, we can pray for all we need or desire, but should always keep Peter’s wisdom at the forefront of our mind. His illumination of God’s provisions “to experience life and to reflect God’s true nature” is a reminder that living a godly life is the believer’s first and foremost responsibility. It is our “prime directive.”
Covid Chaos: Seeking God’s Peace to Live as an Overcomer
I am not sure whether I am perplexed, bemused, or agitated by the response of believers to the Coronavirus. I am sure that I am left wondering who God is really speaking to when I hear the vast discrepancy between the pronouncements of current day “prophets.” Understand, I am in no way saying that God does not speak, but we clearly are not hearing the same voice, and that is a problem.