Month: May 2017

Nothing But An Opportunist

And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. Luke 4:13 After having made three tries and failed, the devil departed from Jesus. A defeat didn’t end his attempts. The retreat only meant he went to the shadows … Continue reading Nothing But An Opportunist

The Battle Of Unbelief

Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  John 20:29 It's hard to trust something or someone that you can't see.  Jesus knew that and and said that those of us who … Continue reading The Battle Of Unbelief

Our Children In A Wicked and Perverse Generation

For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring; They will spring up among the grass like a willows by the watercourses. Isaiah 44:3 … Continue reading Our Children In A Wicked and Perverse Generation

God Shining Through Me. Why Wouldn’t I Want That?

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.  Psalm 143:10  If each of us is a container for the Spirit of God to live His life, why is He not on full display … Continue reading God Shining Through Me. Why Wouldn’t I Want That?

Healing From Destructive Words

As for God, His way is blameless; The word of the LORD is tried; He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.  Psalm 18:30 Truth and love are always paired in the context of the Gospel. God speaks that way and as … Continue reading Healing From Destructive Words

To Whom Am I Grafted?

I am the true vine.  John 15:1 For a vine to produce fruit, it must first be planted in the earth.  God knew that and placed his Son here.  Jesus lived, laughed, wept, made friends, and was betrayed here.  Through it all he became our … Continue reading To Whom Am I Grafted?

When I Can’t See

At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.  John 20:14 Nothing short of seeing Jesus would make Mary stop crying.  Two angels appeared earlier, and though she experienced a conversation with heavenly beings, her … Continue reading When I Can’t See

Our Cross Versus Satan’s Mirage

Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out.  John 18:4 The time for the cross is upon Jesus.  He knows it and surrenders willingly to the authorities coming to arrest him.  This is not the first time that his life has … Continue reading Our Cross Versus Satan’s Mirage

No Need To Be Shy

As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him...and jumped into the water.  John 21:7 Peter was the most impetuous of all the disciples.  He had a big heart, expressed himself with passion, and was … Continue reading No Need To Be Shy

Picking Through My Past

Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterspouts; all your waves and your billows are gone over me. Psalm 42:7 The waves of trouble that passed over the head of this psalmist have, by his own admission, passed through the hands of God … Continue reading Picking Through My Past