Waiting on God

One of the hardest things to do is to wait on the Lord to respond during the most difficult times in our lives. Especially being in an American culture where most people do not like waiting or have so much at their fingertips. Long lines, long hold times, or restaurant lines can be frustrating. His…

Forgiveness

If God allowed you to be in Joseph’s place, would you be able to forgive? Our response is dictated by our perspective. In order words, if Joseph focused on what his brothers did to him, especially since they never sought to find him, the circumstances may seem overwhelming. When Joseph reflected on what his brothers…

You Are Not Alone

Why is it that couples who once had a great dating relationship, get married and struggle repeatedly for long periods of time? I did not say that couples struggled in their dating relationship. I truly mean couples who had a lot of good times together. They had good communication, supported each other through difficult times,…

Love

Love has been defined by Hollywood.  Hollywood portrays a love that seems to be based on physical attraction. It does not matter how many surgeries, hours at the gym or nutritious plans they may try, they simply must look good to get the man, woman, and the movie of their dreams. By the many divorces…

It’s Time

The news is dominated by all that has taken place in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda soldiers have swooped in and for their religion and love for their country, they have gained control of Afghanistan. What they are doing to their own country, men, and women is hideous, disgusting, and Satanic. They have been out all night, forsaking…

Pray and Trust

Have you ever prayed and prayed for God to resolve an issue, only to have to wait and wait and wait?  I wonder what it was like for Sarah who prayed for a child, not a nation; just one child and she had to wait twenty-five years. Even though she was forced to wait, it…

Grace

It is easy to take salvation for granted because it is so free. After all, God’s generosity does not need to be earned (Ephesians 2:8) and He loves us so much that He lavishes His grace upon us (Ephesians 1:7, 18; 2:7; 3:8; 3:16). This can make us live like spoiled kids. After a young…

Running to Win

During the civil war two brothers joined the army on opposite sides.  As the war continued, they found themselves advancing against each other firing one shot after another.  One of them was shot and laid wounded crying out for help.  The other brother heard him, and after making several attempts to ignore him, he ran…

Who Are You Following?

Our society has placed so many demands on us, which has caused us to make a variety of decisions to meet those demands. This can lead to higher levels of tension and stress. In many of these instances, God is not making any of these demands. As a result, this tension causes us to lose…