I think we have all wondered if we could do something again after being out of practice and received the response, "It's like getting back on a bicycle. It will all come back to you." That is how I felt this morning. I have preached since November 2013, but it's one thing to just preach … Continue reading Like Riding a Bike
Although God put this in my heart in 1997 after I surrendered to the call to preach, I kept the vision in my heart but fought against it becoming a reality. People have various thoughts about church planting. One of those is "Why start another church when we have so many others?" That's a great … Continue reading Me…Start a Church?
Am I the only one who has difficulty praying "Thy will be done", especially when God's plan does not align with what I want? I would safely assume I'm not the only one. We pray for God's will when it is often what our flesh does not desire. The painful part of the growth process … Continue reading Thy Will Be Done
I'm on a roll tonight. As I was reading a post from another blogger, I was reminded how quick the "Christian" community (however it is variously defined) is to disagree. We will argue over semantics and preferences in a heartbeat. Please let me clarify that I did not argue with this blogger. This sister in … Continue reading Disagreements Among Christians
"Remember Lot's wife" - Three simple words in one verse that have tremendous impact when you know the story. We are quick to criticize her, yet there is some of her in all of us. In the book of Genesis, God was calling Lot and his wife to leave a wicked place and not look … Continue reading Remember Lot’s Wife
I heard a statement a few years back that says "delayed obedience is still disobedience". Oh, have I found that to be true. Many of us are procrastinators by nature. We easily justify our procrastination because we eventually did it. However, the principle is that we are to obey the moment we are given that … Continue reading Delayed Obedience
I could address this subject from so many different angles. Some of you who read this are more reserved and probably lean toward worship being for spectators. You were raised in a church where you watched and listened to the choir, the pastor, and anyone else who participated. You may have slightly engaged in congregational … Continue reading Worship: Spectator or Participator Sport?
I'm sure you're reading this and thinking, "My momma taught me not to hate anything or anybody." If we examine the Bible enough, we will see that there are some things we should hate. That may go against your nature, but the Bible trumps what we've been taught. The weekend weather led to many church … Continue reading What Do You Hate?
I was reading through Psalm 119 and came across this phrase in verse 126: "It is time for You to act, O Lord." Have you ever felt that way? You had a situation that you have been praying about or an answer you have waited for, and you feel like God hasn't acted soon enough. … Continue reading Desperation
Every now and then, we find ourselves saying or writing things that we can't take back. We can "retract", but the offense is already done. The other day, I posted something that was done without much thought. I received a comment from one of my readers that stung deeply, but this reader was right. My … Continue reading Retraction