The Father does not want to function merely as an impersonal Source of information and provision or a distant Commander shouting instructions. He wants to be involved in our lives in the most profound way, through a relationship that is based on faith and trust.
No one likes an armchair critic.Oh for Pete's sake. Who did the sweeping around here? I could do better with one cushion tied behind my back. Do not complain, brethren, against one another, so that you yourselves may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing right at the door." - James 5:9
Sometimes we can go around thinking that God is so disappointed with us all the time. It’s true that we make mistakes. And we’re not supposed to be lighthearted about them—we are to take them seriously.But in spite of our mistakes, God has hope for us and knows that He can change us if we’ll stay in His Word.
Moses! We've been in the wilderness now for almost 40 years. What is it with men that they refuse to ask for directions?The Israelites said to Moses, 'We will die! We are lost, we are all lost!' - Numbers 17:12
When we trust God to guide us, He, too, can diffuse our anxieties by giving us clear guidance.
In water skiing, "approach" is everything.So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! - 1 Corinthians 10:12
The secret to Christian peace and contentment is hidden in plain sight throughout the Scripture and is available to anyone who is willing to believe it.
Ushers will light their candles from the pastor's candle. Then turn light each worshipper in the first pew.You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden... - Matthew 5:14
Cold Calling.He casteth forth his ice like morsels: Who can stand before his cold? - Psalm 147:17
We “look” at these unseen things through the gospel. We strengthen our hearts — we renew our courage — by fixing our gaze on the invisible, objective truth that we see in the testimony of those who saw Christ face to face.