What Does Your Heart Say About You?

What Does Your Heart Say About You?

As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. (Proverbs 27:19, NLT) Does your heart align with what you want people to believe about you? The “heart” is much different than a perception or projection. It refers to a person’s...
It’s Warmer Nearer the Heat Source

It’s Warmer Nearer the Heat Source

I am the vine, you are the branches. Without Me you can do nothing. (John 15:5, NKJV) I would love it if my morning coffee stayed perpetually hot. Or at least until I drank it. It’s a fact of life (and the laws of thermodynamics tend to agree) that we generally cannot...
God – Giver, Taker, or Both?

God – Giver, Taker, or Both?

I (God) have removed my protection and my peace from them—taken away my loving-kindness and my mercies. (Jeremiah 16:5, TLB / parenthesis added) Yes, God gives bountiful blessings and favor; yet, He also removes. Job lost everything in one day, then remarked, “The...
Can You Hear Your Alarm?

Can You Hear Your Alarm?

Do not quench the Spirit.  (1 Thessalonians 5:19 ) I awoke unusually refreshed, and the daylight seemed brighter than normal. I stretched comfortably, enjoying my sheet’s softness and warmth. Then panic set in as I realized I had overslept—on a workday.Snatching my...
What’s Choking Your Harvest?

What’s Choking Your Harvest?

Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful (Mark 4:18-19). Is something choking your spiritual life? In the...
How to Avoid Sin’s Deceptive Grasp

How to Avoid Sin’s Deceptive Grasp

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. (Psalm 1:1-2) The little bird grew up in the...