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...