Sanctified Strangeness What has become common in the world, greed, pornography, unwholesome language, a complete self-focus, etc., etc. is very strange to me. But I have come to notice that the people in the world find me, with a life led by the Spirit of God, extremely strange. A Holy difference, sanctified strangeness. 5:13 16 DEC 2017
It's About Love The cost is everything so that you will lack nothing. The Lord wants us to get rid of the things that stand in the way of the treasure, to be able to say like the apostle Paul; 'But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 6:06 9 DEC 2017
Driven by Love You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. God so loved the world that He gaveóthe thing most preciousóHis Son Jesus Christ. And that is how we know what love is. 7:05 2 DEC 2017
Thanksgiving (and rejoicing) Day Special Problems, problems, problems! Thank God there are answers, answers, and answers. They are praise, thanksgiving and rejoicing - all in the name of Jesus. So don't be a turkey, wait upon the Lord and fly like an eagle. 6:43 25 NOV 2017
Faithful till the End Many of Jesus' disciples left Himódeserted Himóbecause His words were too difficult for them to bear, to do. That apostasy is the fruit of a depraved mind. It always boils down to His words; can you bear them or will you also leave? 7:03 18 NOV 2017
Better, Not Bigger The Lord still chooses the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong. It is about His glory being seen in and through our lives - even when, or especially when, we face the giants who come against us. 6:24 11 NOV 2017
The Children of Abba Father It is good to be nice, and it is nice to be goodóbut the only way to enter the Kingdom of God is to be part of the family! We need to be able to call the Father 'Abba' and Jesus 'Brother' or we cannot enter, no matter how religious we are. 7:16 4 NOV 2017
The Way Back There is a way that leads to life-His name is Jesus! A lovely old hymn says, 'Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling' - at times it may not seem soft or tender, but it always is. It is the love of God at work to get sinners to come home because He desires that none should perish. 6:57 21 OCT 2017
Working a Plan for Life The Lord says that He knows the plans that He has for believers, and He is working those plans for His good pleasure. That said, sometimes they don't feel too pleasurable but they always bring about His will in our lives, a future and a hope. 5:41 14 OCT 2017
A Giving Heart The question is, do you give to bless from love, or do you give just to receive a greater return. For if the latter is the case maybe you should bring your tithes and offerings to an investment broker rather than to the altar. 6:49 30 SEP 2017
Away with the Idols Anyone who has not fixed their eyes on Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, will turn their eyes on statues, pictures, famous people and every other idol that they can conjure up. It is a habit as old as sin itself. God still does not like it! 6:14 9 SEP 2017
From Father to Son It is written that the sins of the father are passed on to his children. Thankfully, we are being made the very righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. So now, lets make certain that we are passing righteousness on to our children. Bring up your children in The Way they should go! Proverbs 22:6 7:28 2 SEP 2017
The Mighty hand of God Peter said that we are to humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God. If people do not obey, then the Lord, to whom nothing is impossible, will act to remind and encourage us. The severity and the kindness of God; one popular and one not but both certainly true! 6:28 26 AUG 2017
One Mind, One Voice When we are of the same mind, the mind of Christ, we will indeed, in one accord, lift that one voice to glorify the God and Father of Jesus. Our union will bring the most beautiful music that the world will ever know. It is time to do just that! 6:32 19 AUG 2017
A Good Day for a New You Life is fragile, that is until you have the gift of eternal life from your Heavenly Father, through the atoning work of Jesus. Then you have new life filled with the love, the joy and the peace of the Lord. Not a bad thing to have in these (or any) days. 5:40 12 AUG 2017
Prophet - A Killer Job Lies, dirty lies and the lying prophets who profit from them. And then there are the true prophets of God, proclaimers of truth, who pay the ultimate price for declaring His word. They are the ones, along with those who heed those words, who will have the eternal profit—everlasting life with the Lord. 6:53 5 AUG 2017
A Burning Heart or Heartburn You can have a burning heart, the fire of God that will light up your life, or you can have heart burn, a terrible pain and discomfort that the world simply cannot fix. Best to choose the fire. Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, you will come out smelling like a rose! 6:44 29 JUL 2017
Discipled in Fire There is a song, written by Fred Hammond, that says, 'When the Sprit of the Lord comes upon my heart I will pray like David prayed.' Really? David, a man after God's own heart prayed that he would be reproved, disciplined, and that his head would not refuse it! The heart that he had was the heart of a disciple, trained in righteousness. 6:31 22 JUL 2017
It Really Is Earthshaking! The Lord has in the past, and will again, shake the earth. He may just be trying to get the attention of the lost who are not listening, or His own people who need to be stirred to move in the right direction and to also pay attention, and to remind us all that He is still in control! 7:09 15 JUL 2017
A Faithful Word We need to hear what the Lord said, His word, not what someone thinks that He should have said, or what they wish He had said instead. We just need to hear what He actually said, then the Holy Spirit will explain what He means! 7:00 8 JUL 2017
Right Time - Right Place You can be in the right place at the wrong time, or you can be in the wrong place at the right time but the Lord says that there is an appointed time for everything! When you choose to obey Him you will always be where He wants…and that is where the blessings are. 5:44 1 JUL 2017
A Comment on Commentaries It is good to hear about the Word of God, better yet to hear the Word of God. The Lord has appointed teachers in the church, but there are teachers in the church that God has not appointed. We are supposed to know the difference. 7:08 24 JUN 2017
Armed for the Battle Don't go into a battle without a weapon. Once you are in a battle, don't ever give up your weapon. And most importantly as you fight the battle, the good fight of faith in this spiritual warfare, always remember that you serve the Prince of Peace! 6:46 17 JUN 2017
The Bus to Egypt Sending sons and daughters off to 'Egypt' to learn the wisdom of the world is certainly not the Lord's plan for bringing up a child in the way they should go. Quite the contrary as a matter of fact! It is time for the fathers and mothers, entrusted by the Lord God with children, to act upon that truth. 5:47 10 JUN 2017
Self-inflicted Wounds Excuses we make to try to cast away the guilt of sin is the 'fragging' of spiritual warfare. It is the worst form of friendly fire, and like that can easily lead to death. The weapon the Lord has given to protect us, to keep us in His shelter is called, repentance! 6:46 3 JUN 2017
Heart Health Plan Faith and love are a breastplate protecting the heart. Leading to the hope of salvation, it will lead to a long and blessed life where peace abounds and fear flees away. The Lord gave us a simple plan to have a hope that does not disappoint and to keep your heart healthy. 6:39 27 MAY 2017