There’s more to being a Christian than attending church, singing worship songs, and memorizing a few scripture verses now and then. Am I really a true Christian? Or am I a counterfeit?
I wonder how many of us are guilty of this same thing? We want more proof that God is real. We’re looking for proof in blessings and materialism. Proof in large ministries and twitter followers. Proof in a life of comfort and ease. What does proof look like today?
Have we lost this in the church today? A sense of deep community where we are invested in the lives of others over the long-haul. Have we lost this in our community? A desire to know others so that they can know God. Have we lost this in our own families? A passion to see others pursue God with all of their heart, strength, and soul.
Whether you are in a season of waiting to see God work in your life or celebrating where you are right now…may we all be reminded that we were put here in this world to live humble, sacrificial, servant-like lives that point upward to Jesus. The day-to-day faithfulness counts!
Paul is begging the Corinthian church to get back on track and to resist the alluring tide of false teaching that so easily sweeps one away. The Corinthians are being derailed by intellectualism and performance-based Christianity. They were stuck in a comparison trap of “Who’s Who and Who’s Not.” We see Paul’s undeterred affection for their spiritual welfare reach a new height today. Read … Read More Day 26 – Why Do We Wander?
As I glance down at my bathroom vanity this morning, various perfume bottles catch my eye. Appearing in all different shapes and sizes, each one individually uniquely designed. And although the bottles are quite captivating, the real treasure remains inside. The bottles were created to hold something, much like you and I. Throughout Scripture, we as believers are often symbolized as clay jars, perfume … Read More Day 6 – A Fragrant Aroma
Pain. Suffering. Injustice. Sickness. War. Death. We struggle to wrap our arms around the tragedies of this world. It is a paradox that we live in. How can a loving God allow such deep pain and sorrow? If God cares, why does He seem despondent? But one must not look far into the pages of Scripture for an answer. We see stories of murder, … Read More How Do We Handle Suffering?
It was the year 1980. A mom of four, wild and rambunctious boys had come to know Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior a few months prior. A close friend had invited her to attend a Bible study. And Diann quickly obliged. She was sick and tired of those bible thumping, goody-two-shoe Christians telling her how to live her life. Hmph. What difference … Read More A Tribute To Billy Graham
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for … Read More God’s Word Provides Comfort