Do We Recognize the Testimony When it Happens?
Are We a Whole Hearted People?
And when he knocked at the door of the gateway, a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer. 14 Recognizing Peter’s voice, in her joy she did not open the gate but ran in and reported that Peter was standing at the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are out of your mind.” But […]
Repeat and Repeat Well.
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart. Psalm 119: 1-2 Am I a whole hearted or a half hearted person? This is a question I have been asking myself of late. By whole […]
How Should We Define Failure?
Day after day, I find my life on repeat. I do almost the same things every day. Taking care of my kids, cooking, cleaning, homeschooling. Only a few years ago, I worked but it still followed a pattern; wake up, get the kids ready, get them to the babysitter, go to work, get home, supper, […]
Is Discipline a Bad Word in Our Culture?
“and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead” Acts 3:15 Why are we so afraid of failure? We take ourselves so seriously. If someone were to try their best to do something great and they failed miserably, what words would we tell them? “It’s ok.” “You did your best.” “Get […]
Present to Hope
Discipline is a word I have been pondering of late. Discipline can have more than one meaning. One definition can mean punishment or consequences for things done wrong. But the second definition has captured my conviction and current meditation. It is thus: Discipline – to train oneself to do something in a controlled and habitual […]
If you continue in your faith, established and firm, and do not move from the hope held out in the gospel. Col 1:23 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Col 1:27 I know there is […]
The Pace of Grace
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 KJV It was just one of those days. Right from the beginning. […]
Cleaning House, Cleaning Heart
But Jacob said to him, “My lord knows that the children are tender and that I must care for the ewes and cows that are nursing their young. If they are driven hard just one day, all the animals will die. So let my lord go on ahead of his servant, while I move along […]
Comparison Part 2: Comparing to the Cornerstone
Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He said […]
“Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Look! I am placing a foundation stone in Jerusalem, a firm foundation and tested stone. It is a precious cornerstone that is safe to build on. Whoever believes need never be shaken.’” Is 28:16 “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.” 1 Cor 11:1 I […]