If Jesus sat down with us for some one-on-one time, what would we ask Him? More importantly, how would we respond to His questions? Knowing He is omniscient God, the Living Word of God [John 1:1-3] who knows the “thoughts and intents of the heart” [Hebrews 4:12], compels us to answer honestly and fully. No […]
All I know is I was blind, now I see.
In spite of all He has done—loving us, dying for us, and providing us the only way to live forever in heaven—many still disbelieve.
The human tendency is to judge, slander, and gossip about the “sinful one.”
Killing for the Jewish religious leaders was the ultimate way of discrediting, dismissing, or silencing Jesus.
We tip-toe around truth and honesty for fear of offending someone’s preferential sensitivities.
Instead of seeking our comfort zones and relying on lifelong excuses, may we pray, “Lord, help my unbelief!”
Sometimes even believers are perplexed with some Scripture.
But God’s Word is a lamp for immediate illumination and a light for ongoing discernment.
By personally considering each of His questions, we face His probing truth.
By responding truthfully, may we be drawn into a more intimate walk with Him.
Without the active, daily pursuit of God’s presence, normal everyday life will be unsatisfactory.
In the absence of intimacy, reverence, and fellowship with God, life becomes purposeless and unfulfilling.
If Jesus sat down with us for some one-on-one time, what would we ask Him? More importantly, how would we respond to His questions?
Jesus invites everyone to spend eternity with Him in Heaven and sacrificed His life to make that possible. Yet, He leaves the choice to each individual.
Once God’s Word becomes debatable, the floodgates open for all sort of moral perversion under the guise of “religion.”
It is exhausting to engage in the daily battle for righteousness while taking incoming rounds from our “own.”
Though created as eternal beings, we often forget the inevitability and infinity of eternity
while prioritizing all we do around this fleeting, finite thing called time.
Simply knowing truth is not the same as owning it. There is a world of difference between head knowledge and heart knowledge.
He is doing a perfect work to bring us into Christlikeness—we are wise not to resist or even throttle His work.
We are living in a day and age when everyone brushes everything together into a beautiful (though delusional) kaleidoscope of autonomous and relative morality.
If God’s Word, the Holy Spirit’s influence, an inspiring sermon, or God’s moving in your life immediately evokes a “but” response, it invalidates whatever preceded it.
It isn’t hard to “love not the world” when the heart belongs to Him.
Are you willing to wait for God’s best? Or is some biological, physiological clock urging your desires?
Instead of fostering a relationship with Jesus and embracing His truth,
the current societal focus is on personal rights, being offended, and entitlement.
Stepping out on nothing and trusting something to be there feels foreign.
I am called to agree, submit, and align myself with Him. So, having the mind of Christ involves personal choice.