Last week I talked about fasting. If fasting is a new concept to you, you may be wondering what it is and why do it. In the Bible, a fast refers to going without food for a period of time. Usually these were times when those fasting were seeking God and His favor either in … Continue reading How to Grow Closer to God
Category: Holy Spirit
Do You Believe in the Rapture?
Do you believe that Jesus is coming to call believers up to heaven some time before the world falls apart? Do you think this is separate from the second coming of Christ to earth? Will He appear in the sky and call us up to meet Him before the Anti-Christ appears and before the mark … Continue reading Do You Believe in the Rapture?
Walk This Way
Are you feeling that if you could only get a handle on a few key issues, you could definitely be content? Happy? What are those for you? Maybe it's weight or health, relationships, career, finances. The biggies, right? If you’re like me, sometimes the results of my best efforts take me in the opposite direction … Continue reading Walk This Way
Make God Bigger – Day 24
Magowr Chay Mayim – Fountain of Living Waters God describes Himself as the Fountain of Living Water, the source of Life. Jesus explained in John 7:37-39 that this Living Water is available to all who come to Him. The Holy Spirit takes up permanent residence in our hearts and this stream flows through us, bringing … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 24
Make God Bigger – Day 22
Theos Pas Paraklesis – The God of All Comfort When we face trouble, we often wonder why. Why did God let this happen? Why doesn’t He do something about it? How can He be good or big if He allows us to suffer heartache and tragedy? These are hard questions. Jesus Himself told us that … Continue reading Make God Bigger – Day 22
Is Satan the Original Narcissist?
I was listening to an audiobook recently that made an interesting assertion about Satan. The author stated that the devil does not believe the Word of God. He sincerely believes that he can figure it out, rewrite the script and defeat God. It got me to thinking, why wouldn’t he? He looks at “things seen” … Continue reading Is Satan the Original Narcissist?
Give Me Life Through Your Word!
Top of the list of things you can do to increase your peace and joy in these crazy times is to read the Bible. Oh, no. Bible reading has become one of those legalistic “must do’s” that most of us have decided we don’t have to do any more. As Christians, we listen to preachers, … Continue reading Give Me Life Through Your Word!
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
There is a prevalent fear among Christians that we can lose our salvation by failing to ask forgiveness for misdeeds. This sentiment was expressed by a reader who commented on a previous post, “[My childhood prayer] seemed to set up the idea that my salvation was in question. Every night the same question and hope … Continue reading Signed, Sealed, and Delivered!
Let the Holy Spirit Flow!
Have the events of the past twelve months left you feeling as dry as a bone? God’s life flowing through us is often compared to a spring of water. In John 3:38 (ESV), Jesus said, whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” What … Continue reading Let the Holy Spirit Flow!