Relationship Test

Have you ever experienced a period in your life with competing objectives that occupied far too much mental real estate? Admittedly, over the past few weeks, I have allowed distractions to crowd my mind and deprive me of the refreshing joy and peace found in my relationship with the LORD. People in all walks ofContinue reading “Relationship Test”

Born to Run Against Horses

Do you believe God is who He says He is? How can you be assured of your eternity with Him without believing what He has said about Himself and you? When we try to explain God’s ways through human reason, we often are confronted by Scriptures that seem contradictory or are opposed to common sense;Continue reading “Born to Run Against Horses”

BUT GOD!

In this “time of shaking”, values, health, economies, and environments are undergoing intense upset, and many people are revaluating their beliefs. It is critical to spiritual health to have confidence in something that is not subject to the manipulation of imperfect human beings. After my last blog on Ephesians 1 titled “Marked Pre-paid for Pickup“, I hadContinue reading “BUT GOD!”

The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence

Have you ever noticed that nothing of this world can permanently satisfy a human heart? The majority of people are in the process of reaching for stability, security, a relationship or even some material thing. With recent natural disasters, health threats, political and social unrest, and the sheer weightiness of it all, there seem to be so many reasons to be disheartened.  The PsalmistContinue reading “The Fear of the LORD Manifests His Presence”

Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve

Can God do anything He wants to do? Are there things that God cannot do? The answer to both questions is yes! You might think these statements contradict themselves, but I don’t think so. God does not want to act in opposition to His character, and as such, He cannot. So the question is if God can,Continue reading “Covenant Love’s Eternal Resolve”

The Future is in His Name

What limitations are confronting you? Do they impede your ability to flourish or deter you from your calling? Who said that you shouldn’t pursue your God-given dreams? If God placed a righteous passion in your heart, will He not fulfill His purposes in and through you? Today, let’s delve into Hebrews 5 to gain more insight andContinue reading “The Future is in His Name”

That Glorious Day – Romans 5 – Assurance

Ever notice that we often need a contrast to recognize something remarkable?  Good things can be taken for granted, or the idea of something potentially better can diminish the value of something good that is already in our possession.  How does anyone know what is good unless they know what is bad?  One could beContinue reading “That Glorious Day – Romans 5 – Assurance”

Seen and Loved – A Call to Worship

A meditation in Palms 139 – The Ancient of days has seen every single day of our lives and has permitted the events of life in order to develop us.  His Word assures us all things in life will be used by the Holy Spirit to transform those who believe into the likeness of theContinue reading “Seen and Loved – A Call to Worship”

Why Pray?

Since God is Sovereign and the believer’s identity, life and purpose are set by God in eternity, why pray? Does prayer change anything? Scripture tells us to pray always, without ceasing. Really, is that realistic? Can I pray for the fulfillment of my dreams? What does God guarantee in His Word about prayer? Are thereContinue reading “Why Pray?”

Unspeakable Joy is Worship in the Vineyard

Humanity has pursued fulfillment with great fervour.  Regardless of the quest, life has emotional hills and valleys.  The question is not whether we have the ability to control contributing factors.  The questions are: (1) what is our destination; and, (2) is there an ability to enjoy the journey? The answer is found in God andContinue reading “Unspeakable Joy is Worship in the Vineyard”