Sacrifice or Delight?

Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name. Hebrews 13:15 NASV A sacrifice of praise? How can it be a sacrifice when it fills me with such joy?  When taking a minute to praise Him is like…

“Pain Is Weakness Leaving The Body” Easy Hard Things Pt 1

5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,             “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD,             NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM; 6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES,             AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” 7It is for discipline that you endure;…

I Win.

21For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22But if I go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. So what shall I choose? I do not know. 23I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better…

Choosing My Lane

"The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step." Proverbs 16:9 I have the opportunity to run for county commissioner for my district. There are parts of the job that I could do well.  However, if I am honest with myself, there is a lot of the job that frankly is not…

Love.

37Jesus declared, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’d 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’e 40All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commandments.”  Matthew 22:37-40   My goal…

Gut Check: Enemies

"Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways and live?" Ez 18:23   Ah. There's a gut check for us. Are we wanting our enemies to die or to be saved?

I’ll Take An Order of God With A Side of Universe Pt 3

  Still with me?  Are you, hopefully, beginning to grasp the immensity of the problem? If you need one more push, consider that, according to some string theorists, there would need to be 10^500 additional universes than this one to explain the incredibly intricate systems of our universe. That is: 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000…