Husbandry in the Vineyard

There is loving and very serious warning from Jesus for people who profess to be Christians. We spend so much time acclaiming the grace, love, and mercy of the LORD which is good and right! I think He expects that of us. With that said, we should never forget our God is always completely Himself and does not change. This means that He mustContinue reading “Husbandry in the Vineyard”

Faithful are the Oracles of God

Ever wonder what is the point of all the difficulties a believer faces when pushing back darkness? While navigating through struggles, unpleasant experiences, trying relationships, and anticipating the challenges we see ahead, it is easy to wonder if fulfilling responsibilities and maintaining Godly attitudes have meaningful impacts and lasting consequences. Being holy and loving inContinue reading “Faithful are the Oracles of God”

The Outcomes

The 2nd chapter of Romans personalizes the reality of willful blindness in a “virtuous” person, and it ought to cause great introspection.  In this chapter, the word “you” is used 27 times within 12 out of a total of 29 verses.   That’s on average over 2 times per statement which is fairly confrontational.  It becomesContinue reading “The Outcomes”

The Just

For God to be good and have a relationship with us based on mutual love, He had to give humanity a choice. So, God created our species in His Image, made us perfect (knowing only good), and provided everything needed to succeed including perfect direction (and what to avoid). Then He gave us liberty; theContinue reading “The Just”

Hope Again!

In surveying the communities I am involved in, I see a resilience stirring in some people; but, I also see a weariness in others. The past few years have been trying and divisive for the majority of people for various reasons. Friends, if you are growing tired because of the canvas in front of you,Continue reading “Hope Again!”

Freedom in Surrendering Accurate Accusations

Do people judge each other because of unforgiveness, ignorance, lovelessness, or entitlement? Are there several causes? Hmmm. I recently was challenged with dealing with heresy while submitting myself to the Holy Spirit’s training. It was a heart struggle in my nature! I admit I have difficulty wanting to sit in a church where the preachingContinue reading “Freedom in Surrendering Accurate Accusations”

Dress Code in Effect

Why do we feel that everything is negotiable? When invited to a wedding, is the invited permitted to determine the date, time, venue, and nuptial garments? Certainly, those invited have a choice to determine whether they will attend, they make preparations to journey to the ceremonial site, and they make the effort to get there.  ButContinue reading “Dress Code in Effect”

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””

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?”