“The hour is coming, and is now come, when you shall be scattered. Every man to his own and shall leave me alone, and yet I am not alone because the Father is with me. These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace.” (John 16) Isolation is a hardContinue reading “We Are Not Alone When Jesus is With Us”
Category Archives: Motivation
It’s not that you aren’t improving. Things keep getting harder.
The title is a bit of advice I gave to a family member once, and I want to try to give myself the same grace. It seems that once one thing gets better, another difficulty pops up. Or in my case, the same old root starts to spring up yuckiness that I need to prayContinue reading “It’s not that you aren’t improving. Things keep getting harder.”
But You Denied the Holy One and the Just, and Desired a Murderer
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses. 16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, theContinue reading “But You Denied the Holy One and the Just, and Desired a Murderer”
53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 HeContinue reading “Isaiah 53”
22 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest theContinue reading “Psalm 22”
Will we Worship the Beast and His Image or Will we Worship the King of Kings?
I have some thoughts that contrast the seal of God with worship of the beast and his image and the mark of his name. These are my thoughts and not to be taken authoritatively. Maybe this will develop further, and the understanding will if this is understanding from the Lord. I’m not trying to beContinue reading “Will we Worship the Beast and His Image or Will we Worship the King of Kings?”
Can Christians Be Victims?
Blessed are you. That’s something Jesus said a lot. Blessed are the poor. Blessed are those who mourn. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake. Blessed are you when men revile you, persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be glad! Great is yourContinue reading “Can Christians Be Victims?”
Breaking Through the Babble
When mankind works together, we begin to make too much of ourselves. We think we can reach heaven. We think we, being man, can make ourselves like God. So, God divides us. He breaks down our communication. This is good for us. This is also our undoing. We are prideful, selfish, and murderous by nature.Continue reading “Breaking Through the Babble”
What is a Tree?
I love exploring nature with my toddler. He reminds me of how easily we forget to appreciate the simple things in life. The beauty of the mundane is lost as the years speed by, faster and faster it seems. I hope the grace of God will keep me in awe of Him. How terrible itContinue reading “What is a Tree?”
Sin on All Sides, Death in Front, and Peace Within
What do you do, as a God-fearing Christian, when you are faced with a seemingly impossible scenario? If you go to the left, to the right, or turn back, there is sin. So, all you can do is move forward knowing that the steps you are taking are going to be painful and the endContinue reading “Sin on All Sides, Death in Front, and Peace Within”