Of Donkeys and Men

Donkeys and men have something in common when it comes to God. God has spoken through both. But there is a significant difference between the two. A man can and should be changed by his encounter with God. Most of us have met someone (maybe even in the mirror) who can see wonderful truths in God’s Word but who does not experience the power of that truth in their personal life. They may even teach God’s truth to others while Read More …

Face to Face

What does it mean to seek God’s heart? Seeking God’s heart means to seek His intimate presence. It means to seek to know Him beyond our religious doctrine. It means to know Him face to face. The Hebrew word for “face” is simply translated as “presence”.  We are to seek his “face” (his presence) continually. This is not a passive “hanging out” sort of presence. We must desire to know God’s heart regarding our relationship as His child. He valued Read More …

God chooses to work through broken vessels.

The world wants a sign, wants a leader that is strong, handsome, powerful… with great flowing words. God does not! For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake. For it is God who said, “Out of darkness Light shall shine;” who shone in our hearts to give the brightness of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen Read More …

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Jesus our Lord!

Sin is a serious matter and has serious consequences! Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Sin is destructive but Jesus has triumphed over sin. He gave his life as a ransom for ours. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mar 10:45) For as in Adam Read More …

Jesus is the cure for Spiritual Burnout – Abide in Him

We can only burn out spiritually if we are not in the vine… if we are trying to do for God in our own strength. We can’t do things for God.  We must abide in Christ and He will do His Father’s works through us. Joh 14:10-20  Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does Read More …

My circumstances can’t possibly change who I forever am in Jesus!

We did not begin the good work in us and we can by no means complete it. (Php 1:6)  being confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. It is never by our works of righteousness.  Our best efforts are as filthy rags before our Lord. (Isa 64:6)  But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and Read More …

The Good News of Christ – Not a Set of Rules

The Good News from Christ… Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matt 11:28-30) The not-so-good news corrupted by men… He said, “Woe to you (experts in religious law) also! For you load men with Read More …

Don’t be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ

Insist on the Real thing… the pure Good News! 2 Co 11:2-3  For I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy. For I married you to one husband, that I might present you as a pure virgin to Christ.  (3)  But I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve in his craftiness, so your minds might be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. Religion must add rules to measure the outward (observable by man) actions Read More …

“Come to Me, all who are weary… I will give you rest.” – Jesus

Jesus is our only true rest… Abide in Him! “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30