Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup”

Lately, we have been doing a great deal of our shopping online. Whether we have opted for delivery or curbside pick up, we deliberately: chose items; determined how we would possess them; and, then paid in advance. This purchase activity at a macro-level represents a process description of what the Almighty God did when HeContinue reading “Marked “Pre-Paid, For Pickup””

There is Purpose for All of It!

My heart goes out to so many people across the entire globe who are trying to escape persecution, war, shortages of food and water, severe weather, violence and sickness. I believe our LORD is saddened for individuals as well. When I was growing up, some people said such occurrences were not increasing; instead, they attributed theContinue reading “There is Purpose for All of It!”

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”

Fear Not! The LORD Almighty Reigns

Do you think the world is going crazy? Although, it seems as though humanity has been here before. You know the history of various empires and nations: they are birthed through conquest;  rise in prosperity with a common set of values;  then only to incur demise through a downward spiral of wickedness where too muchContinue reading “Fear Not! The LORD Almighty Reigns”

What the Chosen do with Scars

Do you regret things you have said or done? I have memories that sometimes I wish I could erase. We all have! Regret isn’t merely an outcome of consequences. Certainly some regret comes from our poor decisions while others are imposed on us from another’s actions. For believers, regret can be an indication of growth; itContinue reading “What the Chosen do with Scars”

Share the Ultimate Love – No Other Gospel

How many times do we want to share the LORD with other people and have no clue what to say or how?  There are so many different instructional books or recommendations on how to do this (most of them containing very good strategies).   I would like to suggest that the Word of God spoken byContinue reading “Share the Ultimate Love – No Other Gospel”

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”

True Grace to Persevere the Journey

Ever wonder why God chose to place the essence of the Godhead into a human being and then have Him (the God Man) pay the price for sin with His life for the world?  Although we may not understand the mind of God, He has revealed much about Himself in Scripture including His human incarnationContinue reading “True Grace to Persevere the Journey”