“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
Are issues of social justice always just a local matter?
“Are you ready for God to prune you? Are you prepared to surrender to him anything about your life that is not bearing fruit—and for God to get rid of it? Do you honestly want God to take away anything that you’re into which is stopping you from being more and more Christlike? That’s what […]
“Can you serve your boss and others at work, helping them to succeed…and can you be happy, even when they receive the promotions and you get overlooked? Can you work to make others look good without envy filling your heart? Can you minister to the needs of those whom God exalts and men honor…when you […]
Should we follow our president’s example and fire everybody?
“Worship can’t be calculated or produced. Instead, it is evoked. It’s the response of a heart evoked by the beauty, glory, and allure of the object of your mental focus—holy God. And yet, we also consider worship a discipline, a discipline that must be cultivated…just as all relationships must be in order for them to […]
“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 […]
“The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. He develops toward him self a kindly sense of humor and learns to say, ‘Oh, so you have been overlooked? They have placed someone else before […]
“The Bible will never be a living Book to us until we are convinced that God is articulate in His universe. To jump from a dead, impersonal world to a dogmatic Bible is too much for most people. They may admit that they should accept the Bible as the Word of God, and they may […]
“Life is wasted if we do not grasp the glory of the cross, cherish it for the treasure that it is, and cleave to it as the highest price of every pleasure, and the deepest comfort in every pain. What was once foolishness to us—a crucified God—must become our wisdom and our power, and our […]
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.
Is our relationship with Jesus just a ritual…or something more?
Hi……….my name is Wayne………..and I’m a recovering caution-olic. See what I did there? I know that’s not proper English, but when it comes to describing my personality, it’s pretty spot on. I’ve always been one to air on the side of caution, in nearly every aspect of my life. It’s taken quite some time for […]