2 Samuel 11:1-15 Lust is not desire. Desire is normal. God gave us desires. They are not just normal, they are a blessing. Desires bring joy and fulfillment into our lives when they are properly acted upon. The issue is what we do with those desires. Love gives, but lust takes. So how do we win victory over the […]
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Month: March 2014
He Will Handle It
Psalm 37 This Psalm of David has helped me many times during strife in my life. This psalm reminds us not to worry, be envious or angry because of something that someone else did or said about us. We have to trust in Him and His justice will prevail – always. Getting upset about others actions […]
Proverbs 2:10-11 Do you know where you will spend eternity? Are you going to make it into heaven, or is there a chance you might end up in hell? God smiles on us when we genuinely want to learn about Him and His ways. Ignoring Him is not a good idea. Many people have their […]
Luke 18:18-25 Sloth is a form of sluggishness or laziness. Sloth is an OFFENSE against time, a sin against our potentiality, a sin against who God made us to be. Sloth is that sin that enables us to walk by the poor person, the sin that causes us to avoid going on the mission trip, the […]
His Will Done on Earth
Matthew 6:9-13 If you are a church goer, the Lord’s Prayer is usually recited at some point during the service. Many times this prayer, which the Lord taught his disciples, becomes just another mantra or tradition that we just do without much thought or feeling. There are studies out there that break down this prayer and […]
Shake the Dust Off
Romans 6:7-25 Being in the back scene of a wrestling tournament lately, I saw firsthand the devotion and passion these kids put into wrestling. Most sports are based on a team effort. Wrestling is the same way in a sense, but there seems to be more of a personal responsibility and accountability ingrained in these […]
Anger, Good or Bad?
Luke 4:14-30 There is little mystery over what anger is, the bigger question is, “What makes anger sinful?” There can be something powerful and good about anger as well as bad; however, anger drives us not to right what’s wrong with us & the world, but rather it deepens ourselves into a seething, simmering body of […]
Our Words Matter
Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 15:1 I always have the radio or my iPod playing because God speaks to me through the music I listen to. The other day, a friend who’s struggling with life, said something without realizing how cruel it was or how much it hurt. My gut reaction was to fight back with hateful words. […]
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Are You There God?
Psalms 46:1 My Dear Child, Do you ever wonder where I am when you face adversity, are wrestling with a problem, must wait, feel alone or have an aching pain that doesn’t go away? I am right here my child. I do love you! “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Psalm 46:1) When you […]