Pondering Lamentations 3 today. I set it as part of my “Bible-Reading Plan for Shut-Ins” because I knew it would likely fit the mood of this strange and stressful season. I was right. Today was the first day I’ve really started… Read More ›
The pursuit of purity must begin in the mind/heart. It’s not enough to stay away from bad physical habits (although that’s also part of the equation here). We must pray for God to renew our minds so that we can practice purity in our thought lives.
“Just as each one has received a gift, use it to serve others, as good stewards of the varied grace of God.” — 1 Peter 4:10 (CSB) “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be… Read More ›
The way the biblical story begins affects everything about how we view the world around us. Take a look with me at God’s original intention for our reality.
I’ve been seeing this quote about Christmas from the reformer/theologian Martin Luther floating around lately, and it resonated with some things God’s been putting on my mind these past few weeks. Luther was preaching about how the Lord Jesus was… Read More ›
Sometimes it seems like God is ignoring our prayers for direction, but really what’s happening is not that he’s ignoring us, but that he’s doing work behind-the-scenes. We don’t always see the ways he’s busy making the path ahead straight for us.
Sometimes our prayers aren’t answered the way we’d like because of God’s plans, God’s timing, or spiritual opposition. But the Bible mentions several reasons why we ourselves are often the most significant hindrance to having our prayers answered.