When young adults and teenagers are discerning the will of God, the strongest motivation perhaps is to allow the pressure or expectations from peers, girlfriends/boyfriends affect their decision-making process. While the input of others and those who know us best can be healthy, it can also distract a young person from truly finding and fulfilling the will of
The man could not hear, and his speaking was unintelligible. Many people would have discarded this man or avoided him – but not all people. Concerned people brought the man to Jesus. The crown wanted to see what Jesus could do with this man. With compassion and personal privacy, Jesus takes the man away from the crowd….
The Shackles of Addiction The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. Psalm 9:16 The evil works we are addicted to snares or shackles us. When we are doing what we feel makes us free, we may be in factContinue reading “The Shackles of Addiction”
God Has a “Because” “Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.” Nahum 3:4 Our nation is in a critical moment of history. Just like Nineveh was judged by God because of sin, we too should expectContinue reading “God Has a “Because””
Where Do You Find Happiness? I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High. Psalm 9:2 One of my favorite childhood songs from children’s church is called, “Happiness is the Lord.” Lindsay Terry tells the following story as to how this wonderful song came about.Continue reading “Where Do You Find Happiness?”
The Direction of the Mind Remember the old cartoons on Saturday mornings and some character saying “Which way did he go? Which way did he go?” Was that Bugs Bunny? You may remember. “Which way will you go?” is the question for today. There are definite paths our minds can go. The direction your mindContinue reading “The Direction of the Mind”
The Gift of God (Part 2) ‘One man in a church was boasting to his friend, “I could give $1,000.00 towards the building and not even feel it.” His friend replied, “Then give two or three thousand and feel it!”’ Everyone likes gifts. Receiving gifts is a blessing but it even more blessed to beContinue reading “The Gift of God (Part 2)”