I have been studying about prayer lately and in my studies a question was posed that started me thinking about the quality of my prayer life. The question was, “What do you expect when you pray? An answer or silence? How many of your prayers are wishes not expecting an answer?” I have to admit … More What Do You Expect?
I was listening to the Bible on my way to work and when the reader read 1 Corinthians 15:10, I realized that Paul confirms what James has been trying to explain in James 2:17, “Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.” Paul said, in verse ten, “But by the grace … More Works
I was reading Luke 5:17-26, and noticed Jesus made an interesting statement in verse 23, He said, “Which is easier, to say ‘Your sins have been forgiven you,’, or to say, ‘get up and walk?’” 17. “One day He was teaching; and there were some Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting there, who had … More Which Is Easier?
Recently I wrote about a contestant on The Next Food Network Star. The young man was extremely knowledgeable in cooking and I thought he would be a good fit for the show. I was shocked when they released him, dashing his dreams. The reason? Inexperience! The mentors of the show decided he did not have enough … More Experience
I was reading about Elisha in 2 Kings 2:23-25 the other day, “Then he went up from there to Bethel; and as he was going up by the way, young lads came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, “Go up, you baldhead; go up, you baldhead!” When he looked behind him … More A Bear Judgment
Imagine, a co-worker spreads rumors about you, hurting you so bad it takes everything you have just to show up to work each day. Now imagine their car breaks down, inside you jump for joy until God says, “I want you to give them a ride home.” Often times God will ask us to minister … More Life lesson #13
What tempts you? Are you tempted to gossip, lie or steal? Are you tempted by money, drugs or alcohol. Are you tempted by men or women? Jesus said, in Matthew 26:41, “Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Most of us, like Peter, … More Tempted?
I love the promise of Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I had always thought this verse meant for me to be pleasing to God, at which most times I feel like a complete failure. But I discovered this means for me to find … More Delight Yourself In The Lord
It’s 5:13 am, you look at your phone, “Oh no, I’m late, Oh God, please don”t let me be late for work!” You skip devotion and your exercise routine, saying, “I’m sorry God I just don”t have time, please help me make it to work on time.” You run to the shower and on the … More Faith Building
I spent the entire drive to work beating myself up over mistakes I had made the day before, but God, in His grace and mercy, reminded me that even though I get down on myself for my many mistakes, He can use them to help others. In Exodus 2:11-21, Moses, when he was still in … More Mistakes