Life is hard to read. After much prayer, I found a girl last year I thought was the one. I was sure of it. I thanked God daily for her and we even talked marriage. Then it was over. Why? What does that mean? What is God trying to tell me? I can guess, but I don’t know. Life is hard to read. Continue reading Read the Bible, Not Life
Proverbs 10:19 – “When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” Years ago at a friend’s house, I saw an unforgettable refrigerator magnet with the challenge to T.H.I.N.K. before we speak. Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak
The following was inspired by a story about Hernan Cortes told by Andy Andrews (from the “In the Loop” Podcast).
In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and his band of soldiers faced an impossible task; plunder the Mayans. For 600 years, no one could defeat them. Armies with more resources than Cortes tried and failed.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” (Matt. 6:25a). Jesus says worry is sinful, but what about concern? Continue reading Worry vs. Concern
Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1). In the movie “The Prestige,” Robert Angier performed the greatest magic trick the world had ever seen — but it drove him mad. Continue reading Live Under the Stage
“For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deut. 4:24). Wait — what? Isn’t jealousy a sin? In Galatians 5:20, it’s listed as a work of the flesh! 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “love is not jealous.” But if 1 John 4:8 says, “God is love,” and love is not jealous, how can God be jealous? Continue reading How can God be Jealous?
When our brethren, friends, or family members are suffering, do they find real comfort from us? When we’re suffering, do we find real comfort from them? When Job needed comfort, his friends felt compelled to explain why he was suffering. Job said, “I have heard many such things; sorry comforters are you all.” (Job 16:2). Continue reading Real Comfort