Pleasures Never Lie

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.” (Philippians 2:13 NLT) Pleasure can be the playground of the devil or the canvas upon which God’s presence is painted more clearly on our heart. Physical pleasure is fleeting yet can become intoxicating for those who seekContinue reading “Pleasures Never Lie”

How Do You Want to Be Loved?

“Then the Lord said to me, ‘Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.’” (Hosea 3:1 NLT) When I think of Hosea, I think of aContinue reading “How Do You Want to Be Loved?”

Sharing the Truth in Love

“Jesus came and told His disciples, ‘I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. AndContinue reading “Sharing the Truth in Love”

The Needs Behind the Deeds

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.” (Ephesians 4:29 NLT) What’s your story? Everyone has one and depending on where you are in your walk with Jesus, it’s very likely effecting every avenue and dimensionContinue reading “The Needs Behind the Deeds”

Are You Longing for a Heaven Without Jesus?

“In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For He gives His sunlight to both the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.” (Matthew 5:45 NLT) Have you ever asked someone who isn’t a believer to describe what heaven willContinue reading “Are You Longing for a Heaven Without Jesus?”

A Reason to Be Grateful

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NLT) Today in America is Thanksgiving Day. As is the case every seven years, it’s also my birthday. I’m turning 75 today, so I have thousands of reasons to be grateful, but supreme in myContinue reading “A Reason to Be Grateful”