In business and planning clarity is very important and necessary in order to create solutions that are relevant and timely. In God’s world, clarity is not important. You might ask me why? To answer that question I will have to go over three terms that are prevalent in the Bible: Faith, Hope and Trust.
The second alignment with God in The Lord's Prayer is “thy name.” E. Stanley Jones explains that the word “name” stands for the character in Scripture. I never knew that. To pray in the name of Jesus is to pray the kind of prayer Jesus would pray. It is the character of Jesus. This is what makes the prayer Christian.
Jesus prayed a lot when on earth but His disciples did not pray but were curious about prayer. They weren’t God possessed because they weren’t prayer possessed. Are you? Are your children? How do you communicate the value of prayer to your younger or older children, because I believe it might be your greatest legacy!
For weeks I have been sharing about things that we need to release so that we can fully serve Jesus, such as worshiping idols, pride, etc. Today, I want to summarize the sixteen dead ends and then encourage you with God’s blessings.
One legacy that is often overlooked is how we deal with pain, both emotional and physical. What is the message that you have communicated to your children about how you handle the pain in your life? This can be one of the most powerful tools that God gives us to share our trust in God.
One of the most controversial subjects in the church is the “Tithe”. Is it a New Testament directive or not? Is it merely an easy way to talk about money for the church by pastors? Since so few Tithe 10%, is the message just not resonating with Christians or do they not see God’s purpose and rewards? Or is the discussion of “Tithe” the wrong message?
This question may be simple to ask but not so simple to answer. But before I tell you the question, let me highlight one irrefutable truth for those who call themselves Christians. The one truth is: God owns everything that exists, [...]
I am not sure I would want to offend this boss. Yet, whether we know it or not He is our boss. As I say time and time again, God owns it all by nature of his creating us and [...]
The Bible doesn’t denounce riches or wealth, but it does clearly condemn yielding to temptations that ultimately accompany wealth. Things like boasting or arrogance or misplaced priorities that violate God’s standards. In the past blog I explained some warnings about wealth [...]
Is it time to hear what God has to say about our wealth? Some of us are confused about money. God’s perspective on our earthly possessions runs contrary to most people’s understanding. Yet nowhere in the Bible does he condemn [...]