If you are a Christian, then you are a minister of the gospel. You may not have a position in the church as such, but you are to be a city on a hill, a light to the world. What you do and how you live your life matters. Continue reading
Does it make sense to stand out in the cold, shivering and wet, and think it’s normal when God is holding the door open to a warm home, a hot meal, and cozy fire? Why would you call yourself a Christian and not walk fully in what that means? Continue reading
David was not a quiet, withdrawn loaner who suddenly burst onto the scene to kill Goliath. Continue reading
There is only one reason we would have any kind of fear Continue reading
How much of God’s word is real to you? Is some of it easy to believe and the rest just too much? That could be why you’re not seeing answered prayer. Continue reading
Some things are hard to forgive. They may be major indiscretions or minor irritations. It’s hard to say why some things are just so difficult to let go of, but be aware that just because you have already forgiven someone for that thing doesn’t mean that it’s gone. Continue reading
If there is one personal quality that God absolutely adores it is this Continue reading
There are so many gifts and blessings that God has for us, but most of us are not in a position to receive them. Continue reading
Are you peculiar? It’s okay to be. In fact, it is required of you. But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people, that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. (1Pet 2:9)
If you have given your heart to Jesus, you belong to Him. You are one of His peculiar people. You can’t carry on like you are not. If your relationship with Him is scheduled to Bible studies, Sunday morning, and saying grace at dinner, then you have no relationship with Him at all. To be peculiar, a holy nation, means that you understand your place in His royal household. Your thought life revolves around the goodness of God and what He is doing. You are called to be holy, all day, every day.
You have to allow yourself to be convicted of the things that prevent holiness from shining in you. You have to embrace all the wonderful gifts of His spirit that change you from glory to glory. Delight yourself in His presence. Soak in deep thoughts of who He is. Look around for signs that He is blessing and working in your life. God has made you holy through the blood of Christ. Living from that mindset draws you closer to the heart of God and wonderful things will come from that.
Have you ever looked at strong Christians and admired their faith? I have. I thought that there was no way I could ever be like them. Continue reading