I know God speaks, but do I want to listen? I am doing just fine on my own. Am I afraid of what God is going to say me? I am told God is a consuming fire and a jealous God – will he speak words of punishment that will cause me to beg him to be silent? Will he command me to do things that I am unable or unwilling to do? Will I turn away from the one Continue reading God Speaks
Come with joyful songs! For the Lord is good and his love endures forever! Come, enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise! Come as God’s precious child and worship with your brothers and sisters in Christ, for God’s faithfulness continues through all generations! Come to Christ when your work burdens you down and find rest for your soul! Come, when the process is long and your losing your song in the night, and hear the cloud of Continue reading A Royal Invitation
What thoughts go through your mind, when you read the phrase “The Lord disciplines the one he loves”? God’s discipline is not an isolated character trait. God’s discipline is intricately and intimately woven into his character and love for you. God’s discipline is not meant to discourage you, or impede you from running the race God laid out for you before you were born. It’s the complete opposite! God’s discipline is a demonstration of the depths of God’s love for Continue reading Why do we need God’s Discipline?
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(Hebrews 12:1-2) Persevere in your faith. The Continue reading Persevere