Wisdom or Knowledge?

Have you ever been presented with a choice that you had to make the best decision in? What was it you did to help you make a decision? You could have just graduated high school and you are faced with the choices of going straight to work or going off to college. Maybe you areContinue reading “Wisdom or Knowledge?”

The Cheerful Giver

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7 Have you ever given out of compulsion? As in, you were in a sense, forced to do so because you saw it as an obligation. How oftenContinue reading “The Cheerful Giver”

The Perfect Time

I like the book of Ecclesiastes, about King Solomon’s reflections looking back on his life (some of which was lived apart from God). It is a wonderful book that shows life without God is meaningless. But there is one verse that stands out to me. Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks atContinue reading “The Perfect Time”

Growing Weary in Our Good Deeds

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 When you think of good deeds, what do you typically think of? For me, I think of generosity, of being kind and giving. One can be generous inContinue reading “Growing Weary in Our Good Deeds”

God’s Will For My Life?

“Lord, what is your will for my life?” I would ask God this question frequently. But my context behind this question was lacking. I wanted to know what it was I was supposed to do with my life and in certain situations. “What do you want me to do, Lord?”, “Is this the college IContinue reading “God’s Will For My Life?”

The Savior of All

Be honest. When you are reading the Bible, and you get to the genealogies, what do you do? I used to skip over them. Like the one that starts in the book of Matthew. I would do this for several reasons: 1) I could not pronounce half of the names that were listed, 2) IContinue reading “The Savior of All”

A Butterfly’s Wings

Imagine you are in a field. You are surrounded by all sorts of colorful wildflowers, and you notice the birds flying around and hopping amongst the flowers. You also see bees collecting pollen from these flowers as well. After a while, you notice a large yellow butterfly landing on one of the flowers nearest you.Continue reading “A Butterfly’s Wings”

Salted with Fire

Everyone will be salted with fire. Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? Have salt among yourselves and be at peace with each other. Mark 9: 49-50 I will admit that these verses used to confuse me a bit when I first came to God. IContinue reading “Salted with Fire”

Amid the Trouble

Do you remember when Moses and Aaron first approached Pharaoh? Moses and Aaron told Pharaoh to let God’s people go so that they could offer sacrifices to the Lord their God and hold a festival. But Pharaoh stated that he would not let the Israelites go. Instead, he doubled the workload for them. Not onlyContinue reading “Amid the Trouble”