Works

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

Which Is Easier?

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?

Experience

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

Faith Building

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

Mistakes

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

Lost Opportunity

“When it comes time to die, make sure that all you have to do is die.” Jim Elliot Think about this statement for a minute. What does this mean to you? To me, this means not to go one more minute in procrastination about doing what I know God has told me to do. One … More Lost Opportunity

Heart of Urgency

Not much is said about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus, but something I have noticed, he had a great quality that God desires each of us to have, a sense of urgency. In Matthew 2, early in  Jesus’ childhood,  Joseph was warned in a dream that Herod was seeking the child’s life and the … More Heart of Urgency

A Salty Life

There are many different belief systems about God in the world today, even within our own Christian circles and it is tempting to share our views with all who will listen. A problem arises when one does not listen. I have seen so many well-meaning Christians, in their zeal to spread the good news, get … More A Salty Life

Life Lesson #10

There is not much said about Demas in the Bible, he is only mentioned twice in greetings, and once in a way that seems to sum up his Christianity in just a few words. Paul says to Timothy, in 2 Timothy 4:9-10, “Make every effort to come to me soon for Demas, having love this … More Life Lesson #10