Let Jesus be your husband
Let Jesus be your husband: 1 Thessalonians 4:3 (NKJV) For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; Let me state the obvious. I have never been a female and my wife reminds me if I was I would make a very poor one. I’m never sure if that’s […]
Attack of the armyworms Joel 2:25 (NKJV) “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, my great army which I sent among you. “I’m sorry we have completely sold out of that pesticide.” This is not what the farmer […]
I look back at how quickly I forgot about the disappointment I experienced with a human that I didn’t even know and how hard it is for me to get past my perceived disappointments with God whom I do know.
You may be in a place of chaos today and feeling overwhelmed by the stress of the holidays. You may be in a secret personal chaos of hidden addictions or sins. Whatever your chaos may be, know that God’s love, that was manifested through the gift of His son, can still bring peace into the midst of a world burdened with sin.
Our testimony is never a statement about us but always about Jesus. It should never define us, control us or eliminate grace from our lives. When our past “testimony” controls our ability to be honest and makes our Christian walk a façade, then we are no longer walking by faith but by fear and the approval of others.
As we walk through this world we will be emotionally and spiritually wounded. I believe we would all choose a different path where there were no wounds, hurts or pain but it does not exist. We can, however, choose how we deal with these wounds. When we take those wounds to our heavenly Father, He turns them into a scar that makes us unique and special.
A few weeks ago the Supreme Court of the United States made a decision and ruling regarding the definition of marriage. With this ruling came floods of opinions that hit every form of communication known to man. For some people there was dancing in the street with celebratory chants while others wept and viewed this as the final nail in the coffin of a God fearing nation.
We have been trying to trick our selves into believing we can hide from God ever since Adam and Eve attempted hide and go seek with the Father. Lets blow up our deluded definition of integrity and let’s try a new and more accurate one. Integrity is what we do when only God is watching.
Marriages that carry the secrets of sexual sin only become sicker and eventually terminal. We fear sharing these secret struggles because others will smell the stink and mess of my sin and we all know nobody likes messy and smelly situations in the church. Unlike my dead fish, marriages can truly be made anew and alive again but only if we take the right steps.
We often through various means try to place constraints and limits upon God’s behavior. God will not respond nor will He respect our frail attempts to “box” him in. In other words, sometimes God acts like Manny Ramirez and does things that can only be explained as “God being God.”