I often wonder why I see no reward when I appear to be living an obedient life but then I realize that the reward I am searching for may not be the perfect reward God has chosen for me.
I have a name, you have a name. Alive or inanimate; everything and everyone has a name. Our name most likely fits who we are, not because it was the perfect choice when those who named us assigned it but because over time those who get to know us can’t help connecting who we are and what we look like with it. What’s in a name? Nothing until that name is attached to someone or something. (more…)
It is difficult to love those who do not share the same beliefs as we do. This means it is just as difficult to love those in the church as it is to love those outside the church and even more difficult to love God.
We all want to believe that our theology is sound. There is no better way to start an argument with a follower of Christ than to insinuate that their understanding of how God works is flawed. Even for those who humbly accept that they will never fully understand God this side of eternity, the thought of a hole in their theology on sin, especially one that can allow Satan to interfere with their faith could start a fight. (more…)
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 (NIV)
A Little Understanding – Stuck in the Entryway
If something affects the individual Christ follower, it almost always affects the collective of Christ followers. The blur of needs, wants and extras have made it difficult for churches to encourage maturing. With the world’s way of operating just outside the entryway and Satan selling his snake oil fixes, the church has become more focused on talents and hard work than on God and His call. (more…)