I’ve talked a lot here about the mind and the importance of right thinking and right believing. If we don’t line these up with what God says in His Word, everything will be out of whack. This is certainly emphasized in the Bible. In several places Paul talks about the mind and our thought lives … Continue reading Rise Up and Walk!
Category: Right Thinking
Don’t Get Stuck in the Desert!
I’ve been reading The One-Year Chronological Bible and spending time with those rebellious Hebrew children out in the wilderness. After being led out of Egyptian slavery by a miraculous deliverance, their constant complaining drove God and Moses to wrestle more than once with the urge to wipe them out. Probably most annoying of all their … Continue reading Don’t Get Stuck in the Desert!
No Need to Mince Words with God!
In the Bible, the Psalms get very real. They express the nitty gritty of the person’s true fears and emotions as they struggle to find God in the middle of their circumstances. They often begin with tears, doubts, and frustrations, but as the author works through his pain and centers himself on the One who … Continue reading No Need to Mince Words with God!
You Are Salty and Bright!
When Jesus sat down to explain His mission to His disciples, He began by describing the benefits of paying close attention to what He was about to say. In Matthew 5:1-11, He explained that we can have all the blessings we long for if we are hungry and thirsty enough to find them God’s way—the … Continue reading You Are Salty and Bright!
Keys to a Blessed Life
Are you broken? Does it feel as if your life is 5,000-piece puzzle, dumped out of the box, its lid long gone along with its clues as to what to make of this mess? Good news! The One who designed you, crafted you, and sent you out into the world has the blueprint, the tools, … Continue reading Keys to a Blessed Life
Look in the Right Mirror!
The moment you accepted Christ as your Savior, you were completely changed! The changes weren’t visible in the mirror (except as a broad smile, perhaps) and you might not have felt any different in your body. The floating on a cloud feeling you experienced on that mountain top where you met Jesus may have ended … Continue reading Look in the Right Mirror!
Don’t Be Fooled by the Devil
Do you believe in Satan? The idea of a personal devil has fallen into disrepute. In a study by the Barna Group released in Faith & Christianity magazine, 60% of Christians surveyed at least somewhat agree with the statement that Satan “is not a living being but a symbol of evil.” Only 26% strongly disagreed … Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled by the Devil
Contentment is Not Complacency
Perhaps you’ve been hesitant to join me in my goal of being content this year because it seems like the lazy way out. You have areas of your life where you are not satisfied to lean back and say everything is hunky-dory. You want to lose weight and be healthy so you will be around … Continue reading Contentment is Not Complacency
Why Do You Want to Change?
One of the first steps to making a change is to uncover your “why.” As I move toward contentment this year, the answer to this question must be strong enough to push me through obstacles on the path. The hallmarks of contentment are the ability to endure hardship cheerfully, enjoy blessings without a sense of … Continue reading Why Do You Want to Change?
How to Be Confident
We can examine God in all kinds of theologically correct ways, as we did recently when we looked at the names of God used in the Bible. The interesting thing about those names, however, is that they were generally given by people who had had an extraordinarily personal encounter with the Creator. While we study … Continue reading How to Be Confident