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: Victorious Living
Rise Up and Walk!
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!
What is Sin?
Sin. It’s a very unpopular topic, but it’s impossible to talk about God and His Plan of Salvation without addressing the elephant in the room. If we were not separated from God by our lawlessness, why would we need a Savior? First, let me say that Jesus was clear. The topic of sin is not … Continue reading What is Sin?
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?
God is There When You Call
Sweet Jesus, Life is unpredictable, but you are not! You are steadfast and reliable. I never know what a day might bring, but I know you will always be there, loving me and making lemonade from my lemons! Protecting and providing even in a hard situation. Yesterday I had one of those situations. My car … Continue reading God is There When You Call
There’s No Place Like Home!
Recently I flew to Tulsa, Oklahoma to spend a few days with my sister. It was wonderful to spend time with her, but travel is always fraught with inconvenience and uncertainty. Changes in routine are the point of leaving home but can still be unsettling. Problems begin with the flight, especially these days. I’ve booked … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home!
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
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!