The Loudness of Patient Silence

“May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus.” (Romans 5:5 NLT) One of the first times I drove alone was when I was about 11. Of course, my dad was close by and gave me strict instructions –Continue reading “The Loudness of Patient Silence”

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”

Who Are You Waiting For?

“I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my fortress where I will never be shaken.” (Psalm 62:1-2 NLT) Among the most frustrating occurrences in a person’s life is to wait for someone who doesn’t show up. A few years ago I went to a doctor’sContinue reading “Who Are You Waiting For?”

The Long, Treacherous Road to Patience

“By standing firm, you will win your souls.” (Luke 21:19 NLT) Early in my walk with the Lord, an older saint reminded me to never pray for patience unless I was serious. When I asked why, they simply said: “Because He’ll answer you!” Patience is described in Strong’s Concordance as: “the characteristic of a manContinue reading “The Long, Treacherous Road to Patience”

Who’s “Broken” in Your life (Part 2)

“Our bodies are buried in brokenness, but they will be raised in glory. They are buried in weakness, but they will be raised in strength. They are buried as natural human bodies, but they will be raised as spiritual bodies. For just as there are natural bodies, there are also spiritual bodies.” (1 Corinthians 15:43-44Continue reading “Who’s “Broken” in Your life (Part 2)”

A Closer Look at Patience

“By standing firm, you will win your souls.” (Luke 21:19 NLT) Patience is one of those virtues that you really hope one day you’ll have, but you’re a bit afraid to ask the Lord to give it to you. We’re like the man who, in his frustration, shouted to the Lord: “Okay, Lord, I getContinue reading “A Closer Look at Patience”

Prayer IS Doing Something (Part 2)

“May Your ways be known throughout the earth, Your saving power among people everywhere.” (Psalm 67:7 NLT) John Stonestreet of the Colson Center wrote: “Not only is prayer the practice of appealing to the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, it is an essential way to align our hearts and minds with His. To haveContinue reading “Prayer IS Doing Something (Part 2)”