I remember when leadership involved humility and an attitude toward serving. I remember not so long ago that our leaders depended on their God for all truth and meaning. Not so today. What we see today is an embarrassing display [...]
In this day and age, it is all about seeking the rights of others and speaking your peace about what is wrong with them but Jesus demonstrated numerous times what is most important.
As believers, we are to trust God for everything and to share what we have with others. Is it wrong for us to have savings or to enjoy benefits that come with wealth?
I am in awe of what Jesus did. For eternity, before He came to earth, was in perfect union with God the father. Imagine for a second being married to someone you love beyond measure and spending every second of every day with them for 1000 years. Imagine what it would feel like to be separated from them for a day. It would be like your heart being torn from you, wouldn’t it?
Children see Lights for guidance. As Christians, it is our duty and obligation to help others out of the darkness without being self righteous or without appearing better than the person that we are helping. We are to show others that the light brings with it a divine resting place from the lies and deception of the world.s me hurt.”
“The issue of the authority and sufficiency of Scripture in this generation is on the knife edge of human sexuality. You must determine for yourselves, am I a soldier for the cross, am I a follower of Jesus, am I prepared to acknowledge that even though my predilections run a certain level, they must be brought under the jurisdiction of scripture no matter how bad it makes me feel no matter how it makes me hurt.”
“How many things have to happen to you,” Robert Frost writes, “before something occurs to you?” Wow, that is a loaded statement of truth. How long do we live our lives depending on our own instincts and talents and inspirations before we realize there has to be more, there has to be a larger story?nce.
The grace of God, like pure olive oil, comes with a persistent daily effort. Pure olive oil can only be achieved through tedious time-consuming perfection. God’s grace only comes through a daily prayerful meditative persistence.
Whether it is news nationally such as illegal immigrants pounding the border or personal news of a death or sickness, bad news ingulfs each day with a heaviness that can overwhelm us if we let it. So, on this Thanksgiving, how do we rise above all the bad news and cultivate thanksgiving and joy?
A shepherd guides, watches, preserves, restores, tends to, as well as feeds. Sheep are one of the dumbest animals alive. They will jump off a cliff if their buddies jump first. So, shepherding is very important to their well-being and protection. They literally follow the voice of the shepherd.