Monthly Blog Archives: November 2017

The Day of the Lord Will Come, How to Prepare for the Lord’s Return

The Day of the Lord Will Come, How to Prepare for the Lord’s Return

“But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives” 2 Peter 3:10-11 During the holidays, many of us host parties and meals for friends and family. These events generally come with a lot of preparation and expense. Cleaning, fixing, shopping, cooking, and decorating all make for some very hard work. But why? […]

His Love Endures Forever, God Will Even Put Up With You

His Love Endures Forever, God Will Even Put Up With You

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 Recently, I heard a business leader say, “We love our sales employees conditionally. As long as they’re selling and doing what we expect, we love them.” He was very clear. “We love them as long as they perform.” I appreciated his words because they were incredibly honest and reflective of a prevalent mindset regarding the world’s concept of love. We live in a performance-based society. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I watched a lot of college football. Not surprisingly, there are coaches on the hot-seat as the […]

A Simple Plan for Strengthening Your Walk with God

A Simple Plan for Strengthening Your Walk with God

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” 1 Chronicles 16:8 Our focus text gives a concise three-fold process for strengthening our walk with God. Give thanks. Call on His name. Tell your story. Clearly, there’s more to the Christian experience, but practicing these simple steps every day will help you grow in the faith. It’s like an exercise plan for the soul. To Strengthen Your Walk with God “Give thanks to the Lord.” In our horizontal relationships with one another, expressions of gratitude are a daily occurrence. Like at the end […]

Let the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly – The Stress Reliever that Works

Let the Word of the Christ Dwell in You Richly - The Stress Reliever that Works

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:16 Years ago, in a popular TV commercial for the pain reliever Anacin, a mother was shown getting on her daughter’s nerves. The stressed out young woman shouted, “Mother, please, I’d rather do it myself!” Of course, after she popped the pill, mother and daughter were shown happily enjoying one another’s company. God has a prescription for stress. It’s available to us 24 hours a […]

Why You Need an Undivided Heart for God

Why You Need an Undivided Heart for God

Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11 Growing up in the country, we had more than our share of houseflies. We kept a flyswatter at hand, ready for battle. But by the time the weapon was activated, the pesky varmint took flight and landed somewhere else.  And so it went. Swat and miss. Swat and miss. We even had terms to describe the enemy’s behavior. They flit (dart about aimlessly) and light (country slang for land). Often, our relationship to God is like […]

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