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God Wants to be Pursued!

God Wants to be Pursued!

Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I am the Lord; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart. (Jeremiah 24:7) God wants to be pursued! To set the stage of this love affair, consider the enduring...

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God’s Personal Calling and Selection

God’s Personal Calling and Selection

The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29) "I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV) God's calling and purpose reach people in every status, stage, and walk of life. God calls the Unqualified, Poor, and Uneducated We...

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Watch, Pray and Be Ready

Watch, Pray and Be Ready

Welcome to 2019! Are you ready? As 2015 transitioned into 2016, I found my quiet time readings rather well-timed. As I once again completed reading through the Bible, sovereign progression brought me to several verses where Jesus gives the directive to “watch and...

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Living in the Shadow of the Cross

Living in the Shadow of the Cross

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. (Galatians 6:14) Being in something’s shadow usually requires close proximity to it. A tree’s shade provides me relief from...

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Hearing the Authentic Lion ‘s Roar

Hearing the Authentic Lion ‘s Roar

Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed. (Revelation 5:5) If you've ever seen a lion up close, you understand they are fiercesome yet majestic creatures. When you hear them roar, you know the sound signals their identities, their...

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Appointed to Affliction

Appointed to Affliction

No one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-4) Instead of being surprised by adversity that comes as a result of our faith, expect and embrace it. Instead of hiding, watering down, trying to...

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The Need for a Perfect Cornerstone

The Need for a Perfect Cornerstone

Therefore thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation." (Isaiah 28:16) The cornerstone must fit—squared, level, and aligned—perfectly. During a recent home improvement, I watched as...

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