God, why are your people so righteous? They believe in righteousness, but fail in its definition. Tit-for-tat — is this your wicked plan? A lot of talk, little show. Lord, don’t be upset if I find it repulsive to be as your people are: Perfect… Yet, The pursuit to find your perfection in them, lingers. I thank you for you and for what you are! … Continue reading Thinking Aloud—Too Proud
On the surface, the water flows a certain direction. Below the surface, the water pulls in the opposite direction. This metaphorical view is how I am recognizing many people in my personal world this morning. The personal experience of being caught up within an undertow while swimming, as well as my line while fishing, had me thinking about just how others will relentlessly pull one … Continue reading The Undertow
Many years back, my family and I had taken a vacation to Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina. We indulged in many attractions throughout those states. If I recall correctly, we began our vacation in the Pigeon Forge, TN area. There is a large strip that runs through the middle of the town full of tourist attractions. Gift shops, restaurants, amusement rides, a go-kart track, … Continue reading His Waters Never Cease
On several occasions I have written about giving to those in need. I’d like to talk about why I do. There was a time within my life when I was extremely greedy. I didn’t have any compassion for others and, to me, the world really owed me. In my eyes, since I had endured so much pain and suffering against my will throughout my early … Continue reading Do Not Sound Trumpets To Be Seen
If there is anything I have learned throughout my time with the Lord, it is the confusion that men will place upon the teaching in context of His Word to the unlearned. Holy Spirit sometimes speaks something completely different than those who speak within the pulpit. Many times I wonder if the preacher is only there for the paycheck? Are the people there for the … Continue reading Do We Truly Know?
I woke very early this morning. It usually happens following a day of heavy physical labor. Yesterday was very demanding. Although I slept very well, I was up today around 2 A.M. The beginning of this day started out with some reading. I ran across an article about the false teachers within His Church, and how the antichrist is already here in the form of … Continue reading What Happened To Our Relationship?
“The fear-driven mind.” Can there really be such a thing? Throughout my earlier years, fear always had a place within my daily activity. No matter what was happening, fear was attached. I was so afraid of the unknowns. Just the thought of waking and going about my day had me in a place of extreme emotional anguish. So afraid of the unknown road ahead. I … Continue reading What Lies Ahead
Do you ever feel you have failed the Lord so much, that nothing could possibly gain His forgiveness? Do you feel as if those sins of the past have ruined your chances of being reunited with our Lord? The following is a writing by Jon Bloom. “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved. Sitting on the beach after breakfast, Jesus had … Continue reading Jesus Chooses And Uses Failures
Something for His people to think about. I suggest reading the article and the comments. Think about where you are within the Body of Christ. Is the understanding of His Church something that you need to ask Holy Spirit to clarify? Be blessed brothers and sisters! https://frankviola.org/2009/08/18/why-i-love-the-church-in-praise-of-gods-eternal-purpose/ Continue reading What is Church?
Let’s face it. We follow a lot of people. Where should I start? This is not a bashing session. It is just how I see the world through my eyes as I walk with Him. He has revealed many things that have shown me just how far the devil can go in his attempt to take our eyes off of Jesus, and how he does … Continue reading We Follow People Before Jesus
If we are so obedient, then why do we still have problems? There was a time early on within the beginning stages of my newfound walk with the Lord that had me scratching my head. I mean, I had started attending church regularly, read my Bible, went to Sunday School before church, read the Bible at home with my family, contacted my pastor often when … Continue reading He Had Me Bound
You may know the story of why Jesus was crucified, but have you experienced that crucifixion? Crucifixion, according to Wikipedia, is “a method of capital punishment in which the victim is tied or nailed to a large wooden beam and left to hang for several days until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation.” Not long ago, hope was just a word. It had no value, … Continue reading A Walking Dead Man
My kids are just that; kids. They are rambunctious, rebellious at times and full of energy that cannot be contained. They drive their mother and I up the wall. We get frustrated with them. Our patience is pushed to the limits. We sometimes find ourselves raising our voices, taking privileges away and grounding them. Some days are easier than others when it comes to dealing … Continue reading “You Really Get On My Nerves, But I Still Love You!”
The countdown clock to the opening production. The lights, fog, perfectly tuned sound, huge monitors, nicely dressed performers and the perfectly scripted commentaries. Maybe after this, a plate or basket is passed as someone is desperately trying to convince everyone that a tenth is required to be given to the church. Then, another performance commences. The moment everyone has been waiting for. The front-and-center man … Continue reading What Is Your Walk Rooted In?