Ahmaud Arbery isn’t just another hashtag for me anymore.
Rest is seriously underrated…ask my wife and I.
A lesson learned on my “not-so” day off…
“God doesn’t dangle growth in grace before you like a spiritual lure that’s always enticing but never enjoyed. He promises thru His word that actual progress in godliness is possible.” ~ Donald S. Whitney
“If you want impact, you have to go for intimacy. The single most determining factor in how impactful I have been in ministry for Jesus has to do with how intimate I have been with Jesus himself.” ~ Tim Hawkins
“Here’s the question you must ask yourself about the effectiveness of your youth ministry: Will your students stand firmly for Christ long after they have left the protective environment of your youth ministry? We’re not in the business of running successful youth groups. We’re not called by Jesus to build large numbers that will impress people. […]
“To try to know ourselves without knowing God would be like trying to know our image in a mirror when we were not standing in front of it. There would be no image because the ‘original’ would not be there.” ~ K. Scott Oliphint
“How can we worship God publicly once each week when we do not care to worship Him privately throughout the week? Can we expect the flames of our worship of God to burn brightly in public on the Lord’s Day when they barely flicker for Him in secret on other days? Could it be that […]
“If there is one thing that God’s children ought to stop doing, it is praying for all of our opposition (negative circumstances and people) to go away. Paul never prayed for his problems to go away, nor did he advise anyone else to do so. Instead, he prayed for the strength to endure whatever came […]
“The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life.” ~ James L. Christensen
“To most people, God is an inference…not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate; but He remains personally unknown to the individual. ‘He must be,’ they say, ‘therefore we believe He is.’ Others do not go even so far as this. They know of Him only by hearsay. They have […]
Matthew 14:26-27 (KJV) “And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, ‘Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.’ “
Genesis 16:11 “And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.” (KJV)
Being in a household full of women has taught me, and is teaching me, the value of a listening ear.
I’ve asked God that question a lot lately.