Isn't it just like the Bible to seem like it's presenting us with yet another contradiction? In John 21, God shows how He grants the capacity to handle the increase He is bringing. "...but even with so many fish, the net was not torn." They successfully harvested their catch using nothing but what they already had. … Continue reading But wait – MY net broke!?!
Your Net Won’t Break – Capacity
I believe God wants someone to know He will grant them the capacity to handle the increase He is bringing. In John 21, Jesus appeared to His disciples who had been fishing all night but caught nothing. Standing on the shore, He called out to them and told them to cast their net on the … Continue reading Your Net Won’t Break – Capacity
MORE than conquerors
Ever wonder about the word 'more' in Romans 8:37 "...we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us...?" Seems like an unnecessary addition to something so final. Merriam-Webster describes a conqueror as, "One who: wins a country in war, subdues or subjugates a people, or overcomes an adversary." Wins. Subdues. Overcomes. So why does it say … Continue reading MORE than conquerors
Don’t take my word for it
A plea from a pastor's heart that I stole to make my own... "The Christian must take special care that he do not suffer himself to be led away from the Word of God by the many manuals (blogs!) which in our days are seeing the light. These books will have this result - whenever … Continue reading Don’t take my word for it
Communion- On the night He was betrayed
Have you ever stopped to wonder at the timing of when Jesus asked to celebrate the Passover with His disciples? On the night He was betrayed, Jesus took the bread and gave thanks... On the night He was betrayed... The very night He was betrayed. A betrayal that would accelerate His path to the cross. … Continue reading Communion- On the night He was betrayed
Communion – time to see it again
Over the summer God gave me an invitation to take Communion. Only this time, I wasn't to wait for the monthly rotation in the Sunday service. I felt Him draw me to take Communion daily, in the privacy of my room, alone with Him. Armed with only a pretzel stick and pomegranate juice, I began … Continue reading Communion – time to see it again
For God So Loved _______
Happy Thanksgiving! In my prayer time this morning, I asked God to speak to me. I simply said, “What would you like to say to me today?” He answered me quickly and clearly. He spoke John 3:16-17 over me, but instead of saying, “For God so loved the ‘world’ - He said, “For God so … Continue reading For God So Loved _______
Thank You Lord.
Thank you Lord for bearing down. Thank you Lord for sharing Your crown. Thank you Lord for fixing Your eyes. Thank you Lord for choosing me as Your prize. Thank you Lord for being willing to kill, the animals in Genesis You called good. You took their life and skinned their hide, To cover us … Continue reading Thank You Lord.
All Things Are Yours
A book I'm reading published in 1892 had a single line in bold - ALL THINGS ARE YOURS. Seeing it stand alone like that caused me to stop and consider the meaning. Could it really be true? ALL THINGS ARE YOURS. Could it really be that simple? ALL THINGS ARE YOURS. Wanting to dig further … Continue reading All Things Are Yours
Is Truth Flexible?
If you're anything like me, the mere question fills you with an immediate and intense rebuttal declaring the supremacy of absolute truth. But what if truth can be absolute and flexible at the same time? Before you swipe left, let's give this a think together. I've been studying the armor of God, taking long deep … Continue reading Is Truth Flexible?