It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom

When we receive from God, either from our brethren or from the Spirit of God, it feels like robbery. We know that we do not deserve it. Sometimes we might feel ashamed, or maybe even a bit afraid when the Lord has given us more than we feel able to be faithful towards. I don’tContinue reading “It is the Father’s Good Pleasure to Give You the Kingdom”

Thankful for Small Ministries

I want to offer some encouragement for small ministries. Whether you have a blog, some other form of online ministry, or a church, I know that being small can be discouraging at times. Yet, it is good. A lot can be accomplished from small ministry, and there are benefits for those who have them. IContinue reading “Thankful for Small Ministries”

The Spirit of God is Meekness…Not Weakness

Yesterday I wrote that Christians should not trust in “Egypt,” but in the Spirit of God. We should “wait on Him.” Waiting on the Lord, Jesus means that we serve Him. In order to serve Jesus, we need to know who He is. We need to have a relationship with Him. We need to beContinue reading “The Spirit of God is Meekness…Not Weakness”

Bruised Reeds and Smoking Flax

The mercy of the Lord, Jesus is an incredible thing. His patience. His compassion. His wisdom. He knows how to deal with the vulnerable. As it is written of Him, “a bruised reed shall he not break, and a smoking flax shall he not quench.” When we are barely hanging on to the faith, HeContinue reading “Bruised Reeds and Smoking Flax”

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus

Philippians 2 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but inContinue reading “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”

There is Always More to Gain: Returning to Our First Love

When I write about how Jesus has given me “so much” or how I have learned “so much,” this is coming from a place of appreciation for the things of God. I know that I am in no way worthy of any of it, and because I appreciate His grace and mercy, all things feelContinue reading “There is Always More to Gain: Returning to Our First Love”

Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way

I love it when I see someone standing up for the right things. I appreciate the love of goodness in the world and the bravery it takes to speak out and to resist strong opposition. As Christians, we are supposed to defend goodness and truth, especially the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ—a kingdomContinue reading “Stand up for What is Right—But in the Right Way”

The Whole Need Not a Physician

This life can be so damaging, and even the most desirable life can leave us scarred and wounded. We live in a fallen world of faulty human beings, and no one is guiltless. We have all hurt someone. We have all done things that we regret, and very often the damage we inflict onto othersContinue reading “The Whole Need Not a Physician”

Considering Proverbs 10:2

2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. As Christians, we know that the only righteousness that will deliver us from death is the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Our own righteousness is not enough and never will be. As Christians, we also know that there is nothing we can do to earn theContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 10:2”

What Matters Most

In times of confusion, strife, and division, it can be easy to lose sight of what matters most. Today, I am going to republish two posts from my former website, kindlingtruth.com. This might not be what you expect. This is not about confusion, strife, and division among the nation in terms of politics. Instead, thisContinue reading “What Matters Most”