Self-Worth and Net-Worth

“Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet even if that should be, I will not forget you. See, I have tattooed your name upon my palm”(Isaiah 49:15-16 TLB) One of the reasons a lot of people miss Jesus is because they’re too busy trying to makeContinue reading “Self-Worth and Net-Worth”

Are You Leaving a Hole?

“Owe nothing to anyone – except for your obligation to love one another. If you love your neighbor, you will fulfill the requirements of God’s law.” (Romans 13:8 NLT) As followers of the Lord Jesus, when we die it’s expected that we should leave an emptiness in the hearts and lives of those whom weContinue reading “Are You Leaving a Hole?”

When Clarity is Called for

“There are many different languages in the world, and every language has meaning. But if I don’t understand a language, I will be a foreigner to someone who speaks it, and the one who speaks it will be a foreigner to me.” (1 Corinthians 14:10-11 NLT) Having been on 3 mission’s trips to other countries,Continue reading “When Clarity is Called for”

God’s Most Loving Words

“Some people brought to Him a paralyzed man on a mat. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, ‘Be encouraged, My child! Your sins are forgiven.’” (Matthew 9:2 NLT) If you’re a Jesus follower, do you remember the first time He told you your sins were forgiven? On some levels those words haveContinue reading “God’s Most Loving Words”

Seeing Things Imperfectly (Part 2)

“So all of us who have had the veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT) Based on what I wrote in yesterday’s post,Continue reading “Seeing Things Imperfectly (Part 2)”

Seeing Things Imperfectly

“Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” (1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT) As long as we’re in this human bodyContinue reading “Seeing Things Imperfectly”

Reason or Revelation?

“For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” (1 Timothy 6:10 NLT) Do you have money or does money have you? And please don’t misunderstand, you may not have a lot of money,Continue reading “Reason or Revelation?”

Where Is Your Hope?

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” (Jeremiah 17:7 NLT) In what do you have confidence? Confidence is a rare commodity in the world in which we live. To have confidence in something or someone is to place our trust in it/them. Though weContinue reading “Where Is Your Hope?”

You Can’t Teach Character

“The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and He sustains everything by the mighty power of His command. When He had cleansed us from our sins, He sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.” (Hebrews 1:3 NLT) Like soContinue reading “You Can’t Teach Character”

Understanding the Times

“From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.” (1 Chronicles 12:32 NLT) 1 Chronicles 10 records the death of Israel’s first king, Saul, then chapter 11 tells of David becomingContinue reading “Understanding the Times”