When COVID comes a’ knockin’
Knocking at your door
What do you say? What do you do?
Do you cry? Do you scream?
Do you panic, do you fear?
Do your thoughts spin out of control? Do you get lost in despair?
Or do you wish you’d wake up to discover that it was just a bad dream? Continue reading When COVID Comes A Knockin’
We continue to read and study the Word of God because it “…is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12). God can reveal something new that we had not seen before or shine light on areas in our lives that need to be dealt with. God is patient and kind, full of compassion and tender mercies. He knows best when to address the issues in our lives with us. And we can always trust His timing, as He knows when we are strong enough to face them. Continue reading To Be A Disciple…
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.”—Philippians 4:4 Even though you may not be where you want … Continue reading Enjoy the Journey
A little less than a month ago, I had the opportunity to take part in a book signing event at my church. It was advertised for weeks, before I decided to participate. When I first saw the announcement, it was during my graduation from Disciple Bible Study III. (I’ll tell you more about my experience with Disciple Bible Study in later post.)
Anyway, I was in church sitting in the designated pews with my classmates when the announcement came on the screen. It was announced that our church’s bookstore was sponsoring it’s ninth annual book signing event. My ears perked up and my mind whirled at the thought. It was as if God was talking to me and telling me that He was opening doors for me. Two of my classmates looked at me immediately and said that I should do it; but I hesitated, saying that I was not ready. Although I had been working on my second book and planning to publish it, I was taking my sweet time, touching it when I felt like it. But, I was really procrastinating more than anything else. Continue reading “My First Book Signing”
“One who turns away from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination.”—Proverbs 28:9
If you are the type of person who lives any way you want and only prays when it is convenient for you, the scripture above explains why your prayers may not be answered. God sees everything you do and knows everything about you. So, what’s the use in praying, if you’re going to disobey the law? If you’re going to do what you’re going to do anyway, why bother praying to God? Do you think a judge would grant your request, despite your refusal to obey the law? If not, then why petition the court to rule in your favor? Continue reading “When Your Prayers Don’t Change Anything”
A Wellspring of Thought (found at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B019R2E2MS) is an eclectic collection of thoughts, prayers, and reflections over a period of … Continue reading A Wellspring of Thought
“The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.”—Proverbs 16:1
Relating Thoughts to Personal Experience
As I meditated on this scripture, I began to understand that people have the power and the responsibility to control what they put into their hearts so that what comes out of their mouths will be good. That is the only way to control your mouth, because what goes into your heart (your “spiritual womb”) will come out of your mouth in words that are born like a baby being expelled from its mother’s womb. Once it is time for delivery, the “baby” (i.e. your words) is going to come out. You have no control over that; it’s automatic. Continue reading “How to Control Your Mouth”
If Jesus had yielded to temptation, we’d all be doomed!
According to the passage about the temptation of Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11), the tempter (devil) can be allowed to come to you, lead you, and take you places. But you have a choice not to yield to his temptations. If you resist the devil, as the Bible says, he will flee from you as he did after tempting Jesus in the wilderness! Continue reading “If Jesus Had Yielded to Temptation…”