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?”

Courage to Fail?

“But no one had the courage to speak favorably about Him in public, for they were afraid of getting in trouble with the Jewish leaders.” (John 7:13 NLT) Of what do you think when you ponder the term “courage?” As I considered the idea of courage the first “picture” that came to mind was ofContinue reading “Courage to Fail?”

Godliness Can’t Be Counterfeited!

“They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” Godliness, like character, cannot be taught. It must be learned through association with godly people who love Jesus more than they love themselves. I was told early in my walk with the Lord thatContinue reading “Godliness Can’t Be Counterfeited!”

Are You Honest?

“And the seeds that fell on the good soil represent honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s word, cling to it, and patiently produce a huge harvest.” (Luke 8:15 NLT) Honesty in the Bible means far more than telling the truth or not cheating someone. Honesty in Scripture is more about what you are than whatContinue reading “Are You Honest?”

A Long Obedience

“As for me, my life has already been poured out as an offering to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  (2 Timothy 4:6-7 NLT) John Stonestreet wrote in a recent edition of BreakPoint: “There’s something unusual andContinue reading “A Long Obedience”