August 1st, 2019
Self is always The Problem
John 3:30 (KJB) He must increase, but I must decrease.
We are often our own worst enemy. Not only that but from birth are naturally drawn to the desires of our own flesh rather than God. Self is always the problem and never the solution, though a person is born naturally hard-wired to seek his own answers in this world, God is waiting for us to recognize Him.
Once a person distinguishes that me, myself, and ... Continue Reading →
April 19, 2019
Not My Will
Luke 22:42 (KJB) Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
Jesus rested peacefully inside the will of God. He did not choose to recite a litany of wishes and personal requests before God. His prayer was to fulfill the will of God at whatever personal cost. Did you get that, despite the cost, He would incur in following the will of God?
Often, we like to ... Continue Reading →
October 8th, 2018
What Is Your Life?
James 4:14 (KJB) Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Often a person can be high minded, thinking he knows exactly what will happen today, tomorrow, and far into the future. His life is a “cookie cutter life,” one that is all planned, prepared, and rolled out just exactly how he likes!
However, the ... Continue Reading →
January 22nd, 2018
Obedience Without Hesitation
Matthew 21:6 (KJB) And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them.
This short and succinct scripture verse is speaking of the willing obedience of Jesus Christ’s twelve disciples. Jesus told them to go and to do. They did not hesitate, stop, or sit down. Or choose to go where and when they desired, ignoring the specific commands given to them like Jonah did, when hearing God’s plan for his life.
The chosen disciples elected to do ... Continue Reading →
January 3rd, 2018
YES, GOD! A Selfless Example
Matthew 26:39 (KJB) And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
Oh, how often do we say a big NO to God?
NO God, I want it my way!
Sadly, many people who profess a personal relationship with God inwardly desire to serve a god of their own making. ... Continue Reading →
November 6th, 2017
God Gives Doctrine and Instruction
Proverbs 4:1-2 (KJB) Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
God always has the best spiritual intentions for your life and mine. Sometimes any instruction may seem unnecessary or a waste of our time. However, if God is behind them, they are what is best for you and me.
In this Proverb, God is using Solomon to reiterate ... Continue Reading →
September 18, 2017
God Rained Divine Destruction
Genesis 19:24-25 (KJB) Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.
Fiery divine destruction fell succinctly upon the wicked cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. It is not spelled out in God’s Word exactly what transpired, but it seems it was some sort ... Continue Reading →
September 15, 2017
When It Is Convenient
Acts 24:24-25 (KJB) And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. 25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.
Many people fall into a dark corridor of “all about me” spiritual abyss ... Continue Reading →
April 25th, 2017
Wrestling of Wills
Genesis 32:24 (KJB) And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day.
Jacob wrestled with a man all night. This was not just any man but a physical manifestation of God.
God could have at any time taken Jacob down and ended this unflattering struggle but God chose to let Jacob continue to scuffle against Him for a stretch. Sometimes He allows you and me to wrestle for a ... Continue Reading →
March 9th, 2017
Pulverized or Grounded by Truth
Matthew 21:43-44 (KJB) Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
You will be either knocked to the ground by Truth and pulverized into powder. Or a man will be found standing spiritually tall and true ... Continue Reading →