Deceiving Only Myself

right pathYour friend has a need and asks you to pray for him. Do you really take the time to seek the Lord in prayer on his behalf, or do you quickly offer up an urgent flare-prayer and then go about your own personal business again? Continue reading

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The Hypocrite in Me

HypocriteThere should be an obvious difference between Christians and non-Christians; but that’s not always the case. The unchurched have not held back from sharing their assessment of Christians. They see us as nothing more than a bunch of hypocrites. Continue reading

I Will Answer You

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:3)

businessman 2There were two sections of empty chairs before me: about 150 to the right and 150 to the left, but I sat on the floor at the back of the church in the dark. I had been fasting and praying and chose this secluded spot to hear from God. Continue reading

A Rude Awakening

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

warningI was half awake when I dragged myself out of bed and staggered into the bathroom. I needed to get ready to leave the house. I reached for the toothpaste in the medicine cabinet, squeezed a gob on my toothbrush, put the tube back, and began brushing as usual. Continue reading