Distractions

"Jesus said, 'Come off by yourselves; let's take a break and get a little rest.'"(Mark 6:31 The Message Bible) Most of the time, distractions are thought of as a bad thing. We do not want to get distracted from whole-heartedly serving the Lord, pursuing His plan for our lives, or from those worthy pursuits which [...]

Limits

"For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith." (Romans 12:3) It's wise for all of us to know our limitations. We all [...]

Sticks, Stones, and Swords

"Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to [...]

Steady Pace

"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us." (Hebrews 12:1) The writer to the Hebrews tells us we all have our own [...]

Light to Light

"But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day." (Proverbs 4:18) A message is powerless to change you unless it offends your indifference, challenges your assumptions, or informs your ignorance. The height of arrogance is to assume that what we hold to be true is indeed all the [...]

Pieces

"For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith." (Romans 12:3) It was some years ago now, when I was being led [...]

The Silver Lining

"In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18) Not everything that comes our way is good. Nor is God responsible for everything that happens to us, regardless of what people may have told you about the sovereignty of God. We live in a broken [...]

Drowned in Disputes

"And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, [...]

Expressions of Grace

"As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God." (1 Peter 4:10) Doing only what others have always done will only take you where they've already been. We can learn valuable lessons from others, but true originality comes from something God has placed [...]