Drawing You Near




God is always working to draw the world to Him. God is always pursuing those that don’t know Him, so that He can save them and pour His love on them. It can be hard when there is someone close to us that we have been praying for that seems to be Continue reading

Real Contentment: Is God Enough?




When we have a little we want more. When we have enough it’s still never enough. It’s a vicious cycle that keeps our minds constantly on what we want and how to get it instead of being content with what we have. It’s as if our desire for more is like a thirst that can never be quenched.

The truth is that even Continue reading

Watch How You Walk

Leaving by Aljoscha Eidloth Creative Commons

Photo Credit: Aljoscha Eidloth (Creative Commons)




See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15 KJV

Circumspect means to be watchful; take heed. To be cautious and prudent. Be watchful on all sides


Life is full of pitfalls. If we are not careful we can end up far from God. Everyday we must choose whether you will live right or not or do right or not. No one else can make the choice for you. You will either honor God this day and everyday or you will not.

To walk circumspectly is to walk in holiness. Foolish men and women don’t know they are headed for destruction. They live according to their flesh with no thought to where their choices will lead them. But as Continue reading

Little by Little

Most people don’t change overnight. You may have experienced some life changing experience, or an awakening to self or to God that opens your eyes to the need to change. And you may even start to live differently as you start to realize you’ve been living and doing wrong. Or just that you’ve been living with emotional chains; leftovers from a bad childhood, relationship, abuse, betrayal or whatever the case may be for you. Something that needs to heal. But true change takes time.

Christian maturity is a process. Just as maturity in the natural is a process. You don’t get saved one day and become “Super Christian” the next day. Actually no one ever becomes Super Christian. No persons faith walk is perfect. And everyone has some kind of pain or struggle in their life. Some people handle what they go through well because God gives them the strength they need to carry on, and the person makes a decision to not lose their joy. And some others just wear a mask to appear perfect. But of course no one ever is perfect. We all strive to be like Jesus, but Continue reading

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:14 KJV


Nobody wants to be who there are anymore. They want to be like everybody else. Turn on the TV,open a magazine,go on the internet and get bombarded by unnatural, photoshopped images of celebrities and models. The world tells us that these people are the gold standard of beauty, and that if you don’t look like them you’re nothing. To that I say ‘I don’t think so!’

 
The world says that if your skin isn’t light enough you aren’t beautiful. If you’re body isn’t slim enough you aren’t beautiful. If your smile isn’t just right, or you’re too short, too tall, too something, you aren’t beautiful. Well let me tell you something. God’s Continue reading

What Do You Treasure? God or Sin?


 

For where your treasure is, there will be your heart also — Matthew 6:21 KJV


Do you treasure the things of this world or the things of God? Answer wisely. Where you will spend eternity rests on it. Why? Because your answer may tell whether you are a way side believer, stony ground believer, thorny ground believer or a good ground believer. Mark  4:1-20 KJV

See people today think that because they made a “decision” for Christ that makes them saved. They believe that they can live however they want no matter how wild and reckless and sinful and it’s okay because they made a “decision” for Christ. That’s a popular teaching today. It’s also very wrong.

There are also those that think they’re saved because they sit in church every Sunday morning, even though they were wildin’ out in the club the night before. Or they think they are saved because they watch a little “Christian” TV from time to time, or have cute little religious figurines, photographs and what not all over the house, car or job or say a few empty prayers, amongst other things. That’s also false. Sorry to break it to you. I know it’s tough.

I don’t watch a lot of “Christian” TV, but one Sunday I decided to check out a popular preacher with the celebrities and such in L.A. And I’ll never forget when he said “ I don’t want to preach to you about sin. I just want to love on you.” I almost fell on the floor. My mouth dropped open and everything. What kind of “Pastor” doesn’t preach about sin? Because if he really loved you he would tell you to come to Christ. To come out of sin and live holy for Jesus. To give your entire life to Christ and accept His gift of eternal life. That’s real love. Unfortunately, the false “gospel” that this “Pastor” preaches is the norm today. And it’s spiritually deadly.

It’s not enough to say that you believe in Jesus. James 2:19 in the King James Bible says “ Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble.” Well we know that devils aren’t saved, so are you sure that you are? What does Continue reading

Until The End of the World



 

Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the World — Matthew 28: 20 KJV


I love this verse. Get it down deep into your heart and hide it there for when you need it. Jesus promised to be there for us always, even until the end of the world. Not sometimes. Always! Doesn’t that just warm your heart? Doesn’t that just make you feel good? That verse is of tremendous comfort to me when I’m scared or feeling alone because I know that Jesus is by my side at ALL times! It’s a promise that He made to Continue reading