Philo of Alexandria said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” In my younger years in ministry, I was sometimes impatient with those who requested prayer for the same issue again and again. I remember thinking, “Can’t you just get past this and move on?” Thankfully, age, time with God, and […]
Get free from the struggle
Oswald Chambers once said, “Doing God’s will is never hard. The only thing that is hard is not doing His will.” I can almost hear some of you saying, “But that’s not right. It is hard to live a godly life. The struggle is real!” If you disagree with Chambers, read on. I hope you’ll see that the […]
Little hidden steps
Do you ever feel like you’ll never measure up to the men and women of faith you read or hear about? Jesus warned Peter not to compare his Christian walk with John’s (John 21:21-22), but we often do the same thing, and comparisons can feel a bit depressing. What we tend to forget is that […]
A chore, a duty, or a delight?
Lately I’ve been reading about Smith Wigglesworth, the British minister who saw so many miracles in his work (salvation, healing, deliverance, and even resurrection from the dead). His ministry was mighty because he delighted in doing what God asked him to do. Are we the same? When God asks us to do something, is it […]
Are you pedaling like the Flintstones?
Do you start things in God’s power then try to finish them on your own? When you do, it’s like trading a chauffeur-driven limousine for the Flintstone’s car. Instead of being taken where you need to go, you have to pedal yourself. And it’s exhausting. When the Lord spoke to me to create a blog, […]
Be like a popsicle
“Be like a popsicle” the Holy Spirit said to me one day. It sounded a little strange at first, but once He explained it to me, it made sense. If you put a popsicle in the sun does it have to try to melt? The answer, of course, is no. If you put a popsicle […]