Are You Longing for What’s in the Past?

“Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already—you can see it now!” (Isaiah 43:18-19 GNT) When going through a trying season it’s not unusual for us, even as a believer, to recall a periodContinue reading “Are You Longing for What’s in the Past?”

Lies We Believe

“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. (1 Timothy 4:2 NLT) What lies do you believe about yourself that are keeping you from being all the Lord desires you to become? Things like: “I’m not good enough” orContinue reading “Lies We Believe”

Are You Willing to Change?

“He who is the Glory of Israel will not lie, nor will he change his mind, for he is not human that he should change his mind!” (1 Samuel 15:29 NLT) On some levels it seems odd that our unchanging God created us, not only with the capacity to change, but with the necessity ofContinue reading “Are You Willing to Change?”

Our Former Ignorance

“And do not bring sorrow to God’s Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, He has identified you as His own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.” (Ephesians 4:30-31 NLT)Continue reading “Our Former Ignorance”

Learning the Hard Way! (Part 2)

“I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.” (John 21:18 NLT)Continue reading “Learning the Hard Way! (Part 2)”

Learning the Hard Way!

“’No!’ Peter insisted. ‘Even if I have to die with You, I will never deny You!’” (Matthew 26:35a NLT) Recently, I read about a man who was hit twice by the same train. “How is that even possible?” was my initial response. Apparently, he stood too close to the edge of the platform when theContinue reading “Learning the Hard Way!”

Is It Time to Call An Audible?

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2 NLT) Earl Nightingale said: “A rut is a grave with the endsContinue reading “Is It Time to Call An Audible?”

The Power of One!

“I will give you one more chance to bow down and worship the statue I have made when you hear the sound of the musical instruments.” (Daniel 3:15a NLT) If you had to choose one thing that has had the most impact on your life, for good or ill, what would it be? Think ofContinue reading “The Power of One!”

Our Powerful Advocate

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” (Acts 1:8 a NLT) Yesterday, we looked briefly at the issue of sin. We used an example from the Bible of a woman who had committed adultery and was brought to Jesus, whose final words to her were “Go and sin no more.”Continue reading “Our Powerful Advocate”