Recently, I have been looking at the prayers of the Apostle Paul. One of my favorites is found in the book of Philippians: “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes…Read More
Decisions and God’s Counsel
I was reading a passage from the Old Testament and I found the wording quite curious “The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord.” (Joshua 9:14) This verse is part of a longer story when the Gibeonites deceived the Israelites. To give the Israelites the idea that the Gibeonites lived far away they artificially aged their clothes and provisions. This way the leaders of Israel would…Read More
All Doors Have Hinges!
Acts twelve opens with the tragic story of the death of Apostle James, the son of Zebedee. King Herod Agrippa sees that it pleased some of the people and, as a result, has Simon Peter put in prison. King Herod plans to bring Peter to trial after the Passover celebration. This situation looks bleak for Peter and the church. The king’s intention is for Peter to be killed. The fifth…Read More
Two ways to live, talk and live!
Allow me to tell you a couple of things I think. I believe all people are born with a sin nature. That the heart is as Jeremiah said: deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? Jer. 17:9 God sent His Son to die for our sins and to transform us from the inside out. I believe God through the Holy Spirit cleanses and fills us with…Read More
Show us your Glory
Moses had been walking with God for a long period of time. As he reflected on his life, it would be difficult to miss the hand of God upon his life. Because of the terror of the time, his mother hid him and from the hiding spot in the river he was pulled out by an Egyptian princess. His life was spared. When, because of his rash behavior he fled…Read More