Faith

James 2:20, NKJV …faith without works is dead. People love the word faith. First off, exactly what is faith?  Faith definition is: confidence or trust in a person or thing. NOW  the question is, faith in what?  Faith in faith?  Faith in you?  Faith in positive mental attitudes?  Faith in your pastor or ‘spiritual superiors’?   Faith in your interpretation of God’s Word? The only faith […]

Focus

Philippians 3:13 …I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead. Have you ever noticed that it is easier to walk toward home than it is to walk away from home? I remember walking home from kindergarten once.  It was only a couple of blocks but it was a freezing winter day, and my corduroys […]

Favor

Psalm 30:5 For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; “…his favor lasts a lifetime…”  wow, God gets angry temporarily but His love for us is forever! That is my new favorite part of the Bible, I have read the Bible many times but always find something new and exciting.  His favor lasts a lifetime!  Isn’t that exciting? That to me speaks volumes. […]

Together

Colossians 1:17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. ‘Together’ superficially, seems to be a word describing social settings.  My wife Winnie and I are together for life.  I am together with other Christians in our belief in God and God is together with us in a group.  We gather together. The Bible’s word ‘together’ is more of […]

Ravens

1 Kings 17:6 The ravens brought (ELIJAH THE PROPHET) bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. I have met and dealt with some very unpleasant people in life, and particularly on the mission field.  With the exception of a few ‘missionaries’ themselves, it is easy to dismiss them as non believers, and walk away from them.  I usually […]

Intentional

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Lately the Lord is teaching me to be more intentional about seeking His will in my life, my family’s lives, and in […]

Complaining

Recently I was in a room, and a lady entered complaining about me.  It was nothing serious, but she was really embarrassed when she saw me.  I laughed, which made her more embarrassed. Philippians 2:14 New Living Translation Do everything without complaining and arguing, Complaining is bad.  It damages all of your relationships.  Even worse, […]