“All who declare that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them, and they live in God. We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as…Read more Love and Fear of God
Pray for the Persecuted It comes as a surprise to many that the most persecuted group of people in the world are Christians. Further, it comes as a surprise that the overwhelming majority of Christians are people of color. Around the world our brothers and sisters in Christ are being persecuted and martyred for their…Read more Pray for The Persecuted
It's a prayer request that I can readily relate to; perhaps you can too. “Keep on praying for us. We are sure we have a clear conscience, because we want to do the right thing at all times.” (Hebrews 13:18, GN) If the writer of a book of the Bible needed prayer to do the…Read more Do The Right Thing!
“Good morning Father!” That’s is typically the first sentence of my prayer in the morning. It’s an affirmation of faith in God’s promise to me in Christ. It’s the first act of worship at the beginning of the day. After getting out of bed and brewing coffee I go to the same place, it is…Read more A Time, A Place, and A Plan
“I drew them with gentle cords, With bands of love, And I was to them as those who take the yoke from their neck. I stooped and fed them.” (Hosea 11:4, NKJV) Gentleness is love in action. It describes our Lord leaving the 99 to find the lost one out of a hundred. It is…Read more Gentleness in Action
“God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Colossians 3:12 As a student I loved to sing the song Gentle Spirit! The lyrics reminded me of the Holy Spirit descending on Jesus anointing him for ministry. The teaching, miracles, and the…Read more God Chose Gentleness
“Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12–15, NLT) It's good news to know, really know that God loves and chose you! You can live securely, pray confidently, and plan accordingly when you are convinced of that important fact.…Read more God Chose You!
God's righteousness has not always thrilled me. In fact as a child and young person God's righteousness and his desire for my life to be righteous terrified me. God's righteousness and mine were infinitely far apart. Books have always been my friends. When I began to read about the life of Martin Luther, I could…Read more I AM GLAD GOD IS RIGHTEOUS
We are grateful for those who gave up their lives in defense of our nation's liberties. Their valor should always be gratefully acknowledged. If as a nation we ever take for granted their sacrifices, we no longer deserve our freedom. I should think it would not be long then that the nation would lose its…Read more Memorial Day 2021
Yesterday, I woke with a start. Our fourth grandson was born March 5th, in the 65th year of my pilgrimage in life. How many years will the Lord bless me with to nurture him and my other grandsons as a grandfather? Will the journal that I leave behind affirm God’s plan for their lives? Will…Read more The Time is Very Short!