Tarry in Jerusalem

 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessedContinue reading “Tarry in Jerusalem”

Considering Proverbs 10:30

30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. When reading passages about “the righteous” and “the wicked,” it makes me thankful for the sacrifice of Jesus and the work He does in us. We are all “the wicked.” That’s why we need Him. Without Him, there is nothing butContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:30”

Considering Proverbs 10:29

29 The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. I don’t know if I’m reading this correctly, but this seems to say that the way of the Lord brings strength to the upright and destruction to the wicked. This is true, whether I am misreading the proverbContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:29”

We Are Not Alone When Jesus is With Us

“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”

My Troubles with Trusting God

I said that I would write an article about my problems with trusting in Jesus, and I want to. I’m not sure how to go about it, so this is another impromptu. It’s the best way I know how do to these things. Sorry in advance if this gets a little messy. I know thatContinue reading “My Troubles with Trusting God”

Considering Proverbs 10:28

28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. As a Christian, there are things I hope in—things that I have not perfectly hoped in, but continue to learn to hope in. Hope, I believe in the KJV is a often a word that means “expectation.” I expectContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:28”

Repent and do the First Works!

“Enough!” This word strongly filled my mind on Friday, May 14, 2021. I’ve heard the Lord’s voice audibly before, but this is not common—and it does not make me a special Christian—many others have heard Him too, and so can all who seek Him. “Enough!” This single word jolted me out of a mindset thatContinue reading “Repent and do the First Works!”

Exercising in Faith: Learning to Trust in The Lord

As a Christian, faith and trust go hand in hand. As our faith is exercised, tested, and made stronger, we see this to be true. We learn to trust in the mercy of God though faith in the sacrifice of the Son that covers us, despite our flaws in character or struggle with sin. WeContinue reading “Exercising in Faith: Learning to Trust in The Lord”

Exercising in Faith

When we think of the “end times” persecution of Christians, what comes to mind when considering faith? For many, we believe that once we make our declaration of faith, we are good to go. Jesus will rapture us away before the tribulation, so there’s nothing to worry about. If you have not already read it,Continue reading “Exercising in Faith”

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.”