Your Spiritual Discipline

Two metaphors are used for God’s relationship with God’s people. The first is the relationship between parent and child, and the second is the relationship between spouses. The Scriptures often use these metaphors because we know and understand these relationships, and they can be doorways to understanding God’s love for us. This is part ofContinue reading “Your Spiritual Discipline”

Where’s Your Faith

10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)  I saw an Christian encouragement meme a few days ago that went something like this, “WhenContinue reading “Where’s Your Faith”

Oh, to Be Found Waiting

THE BRIDEGROOM “The bride belongs to the bridegroom. The friend who attends the bridegroom waits and listens for him, and is full of joy when he hears the bridegroom’s voice. That joy is mine, and it is now complete” (John 3:29, NIV).In Bible times, the bridegroom was always the central figure in the wedding ceremony.Continue reading “Oh, to Be Found Waiting”

Warning: This One Left Me Unsettled

(I do not usually post my Bible studies but this past lesson in Job left me unsettled. Read as you will. Let me know if it bothers you, as well. Thank you.) Job protests his innocence and asks for sympathy. It doesn’t take long to see there is a pattern to the book of Job.Continue reading “Warning: This One Left Me Unsettled”

Your Spiritual Discipline

It’s unfortunate that terms like “eternal life” and “death” have come to refer exclusively, for many Christians, to what happens after we die. There is no question that life continues beyond the grave, but while the Scriptures do address life after death, they are far more concerned with the life we live this side ofContinue reading “Your Spiritual Discipline”

Spiritual Disciplines Via Text

For those who asked about receiving the daily spiritual disciplines via text, text @c32db6 to the number 81010 or if you prefer, you can go to: Start receiving them tomorrow. Read it in a minute. Practice it for a lifetime. Please share with a friend and feel free to repost. To learn a littleContinue reading “Spiritual Disciplines Via Text”

Your Spiritual Discipline

When we remember that God is at work in our world, and in our lives, to bring about this great, life-giving plan, it puts our struggles in perspective. It also gives us a tremendous sense of security and acceptance. We have no reason to doubt that God’s love is infinite, or that we are welcomedContinue reading “Your Spiritual Discipline”

It’s Not as Hard as You Think

Enhancing the time you spend with God. RECOGNIZE GOD Experiencing God is an end in itself—to realize you are meeting with the Lord Almighty. To grow in this kind of devotion we can ask God what Moses asked in Exodus 33:18—”Show me your glory.” Here are ways we can bring this recognition and adoration ofContinue reading “It’s Not as Hard as You Think”

Your Spiritual Discipline for Today

These “wise men” who visited Jesus raise a number of questions for us. To begin with they would never have been permitted to worship God in the Temple. They wereGentiles, and their occupation of divination was forbidden in the Hebrew law. Yet, they are among the first worshippers of Jesus. Then, there is the curiousContinue reading “Your Spiritual Discipline for Today”