Gift of Faith

Have you heard the statement that you need to develop your own faith? Are you working on developing it? How is that coming for you? Have you made any progress? Would you like your faith to be stronger but not seeing an increase? We talk a lot about faith as Christians. We may say thatContinue reading “Gift of Faith”

Condemning Ourselves

Are you an actor? Do you expect people to act a certain way, but not yourself?  Do you get upset at someone doing something, but do the very same thing yourself? Do you know the proper term for that is hypocrite, someone who acts one way in one setting, but differently in another? We are inundatedContinue reading “Condemning Ourselves”

Fulfill the Law

Are you a letter of the law kind of person? Do you believe following the rules to the “T”? Do you get angry when others do not follow the rules? Do you make up your own rules? Do you restrict the law more than it was originally intended? We all like to follow the rulesContinue reading “Fulfill the Law”

Imperishable

Have you seen rotten fruit or vegetables? Have you smelled that rancid smell? Have you struggled to keep them from becoming rotten? If there was a magical way you could learn to keep them fresh, would you? If you have been an adult for a few years, chances are you have seen fruit or vegetablesContinue reading “Imperishable”

Light of Love

How well do you love? Have you thought about how you project your love? Would others know you love them if you could never speak again? What would the answers be if they were put to the test using a lie detector machine? It has been said there are three versions of ourselves. The personContinue reading “Light of Love”

Love Is Not Puffed Up

Are you a proud person? Do you revel in your achievements? Do you lord your knowledge over others, attempting to impress them or control them? Is a person who is puffed up someone you want to be around? We fall prey to thinking highly of ourselves. We like to compare ourselves to others and tellContinue reading “Love Is Not Puffed Up”

Love Does Not Envy

Are you envious of someone? Do you covet what they have, whether material possessions or a relationship? Have you sought out acquiring what they have on your own? Have you asked God to provide for your needs? Our culture is an envious culture. Think not? Look at what the “cool kids” have and ask howContinue reading “Love Does Not Envy”

Give Extravagantly

What gifts do you anticipate for different celebrations throughout the year? Do you expect especially large gifts at Christmas? Do you desire to give expensive gifts at Christmas? Have you considered the gifts brought to Jesus at His birth? We generally like to receive gifts. As we get older, we look forward to giving moreContinue reading “Give Extravagantly”

Making God Smile

Many of us have seen people holding signs at sporting events with John 3:16 written on them. We may be able to quote that passage. But how many of us fully appreciate not just the words, but the meaning of that passage? We know intellectually Jesus gave himself up for us. We know God sentContinue reading “Making God Smile”

Love Oneself

Have you ever taken time to think about the relationship among the Godhead? Have you wondered how the Godhead interacts and cares for one another? Are you confused when you hear about God being the Trinity and yet One? I am convinced we, as humans, are not fully capable of understanding everything about God. OneContinue reading “Love Oneself”