Attacks on Integrity

But the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1).  Why do some feel timid, even though they are righteous in Jesus Christ?  There are a number of reasons, but we’re going to address one, and it has to do with integrity.  Jesus is the Truth and apart from truth there is no righteousness.  It…

Agreement with the Cross

The Cross of Jesus Christ is central in the lives of His disciples, but it can lose its significance when it becomes merely a symbol.  At the same time, it is important to guard our hearts, so we worship Him Who was crucified, and not the Cross itself.  Having said that, the Cross can serve…

But, I Don’t Feel Free

2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. Do you feel stuck and cannot move forward, and even though the Word of God declares Jesus set you free, you don’t feel free?  What’s going on?  In some cases, it’s a matter of belief. …

Listen Well!

Proverbs 18:13 He who gives an answer before he hears, it is folly and shame to him.  The Bible has much to say about listening.  There has to be intentionality behind it; otherwise, so much is missed, gets misunderstood and conflict often ensues. Something to consider in relation to listening is this: how well you…

Where are the Miracles?

There is much talk of signs, wonders and miracles in some circles.  Many desire to see healing, but see little.  At the same time, there are places where these abound.  What makes the difference?  Here are a couple of explanations, but of course, there are more reasons.  Let’s start with a couple of questions: what…

Your Agendas

Why do believers strive?  Why are they wearing themselves out when they should be in a place of rest?  Why are they experiencing anxiety as they seek to fulfill the will of God?  One reason comes down to one word: “agenda.”  Everyone has one, it’s a question of whose agenda they have that makes all…

Affliction and You (Part Two)

As previously stated in part one of “Affliction and You,” it is important to view affliction through the correct filter or lens. The temptation is to view affliction as all negative, which tends to stifle hope.  It is important to underscore that God indeed causes all things to work together for good to those who…

Affliction and You (Part One)

Affliction and hopelessness often run together causing mayhem in the lives of those they overrun.  Fear and anger tend to cooperate in the operation of these two nemeses.  Non-believers don’t stand much of a chance against them.  Believers on the other hand, can overcome them; indeed, Scripture reveals that the victory over them is already…

Basically Speaking

Your purpose, plans and calling must be kept in proper perspective.  They can never become your priority, much less your gods. God must always be your Priority; otherwise, your heart may be stolen by idolatry.  We don’t do things for the sake of the call; we do things for His sake.  If we do things…

Powerless or Powerful

Sometimes, people feel impressed to embark on a new journey, but feel powerless to pursue the dream.  Even though it may be God-breathed, they choke their destiny by embracing the sense of powerlessness that have plagued them for most of their lives.  It is one thing to recognize a vision is too big to accomplish…