I am so blessed; I was born into this world with two great parents that loved me and taught me the truth of God’s Word. I realize that I am not rich with the world’s wealth, but I definitely am not living in poverty as many do in this world. Because I am so blessed, sometimes I lose focus of those that have very little or nothing at all. Even though there have been times in my family’s life when we were not sure how we would pay our bills or what we would eat for our next meal, I don’t think we ever suffered physically, mentally, or spiritually the way a lot of people do. It saddens my heart to think that there are people dying every day because they lack the necessities it takes to live … most of whom are very young children. (more…)
We all have dreams and goals. We all think about our lives as they are right now in contrast to how we really would like them to be. There is nothing wrong with dreaming. There is nothing wrong with pondering greater possibilities. After all, if there were no dreamers, there would be no telephones or televisions or automobiles. We need to dream. But our dreams and plans must be held in check. (more…)
In Matthew 4, we see Jesus being led into the wilderness to fast and be tempted by the devil. Knowing that he is hungry, the devil’s first temptation is to urge Jesus to turn the stones to bread. In verse 4, Jesus responds, “”It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'” (more…)
If you spend any amount of time reading about Jesus in the Gospels, you will quickly see He was extremely conversational. He really didn’t have to do anything much on the earth for us other than die on the cross and be resurrected. But He spent a big chunk of His time talking to people. (more…)
One of the teenagers asked me just the other day if I thought life existed beyond planet Earth?
Well, of course, that was an easy answer for me. Jesus said that he was “going to prepare a place” for me. I believe that place is out there somewhere beyond our galaxy. Knowing the Creator of the universe as well as I do, it is going to be a place that is so far beyond our imaginations or understanding that the human mind can’t comprehend it or understand it … at least, in the human brain’s current state.
I know that there are some countries that have space programs. One of the big issues that these space programs are investigating is life outside of planet Earth. (more…)
“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.“
I was intending to read this chapter for my devotions, but got stuck on these first two verses. Some words and nuances just started yelling out at me to pay attention to them rather than trying to read the whole chapter. (more…)