Putting Away Childish Things

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child does. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. (I Corinthians 13:11, NLT) As we grow in our Christian journey, God expects us to become mature people and act like adults instead of children. He wants our faith toContinue reading “Putting Away Childish Things”

Love Your Own Wife

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her (Ephesians 5:25, NKJV). So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the LordContinue reading “Love Your Own Wife”

Why Do Christians Hate On Sinners?

For here is the way God loved the world—he gave his only, unique Son as a gift.  So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. “God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it (John 3:16-17, TPT)Continue reading “Why Do Christians Hate On Sinners?”

The Power of Pause

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT) In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, we find ourselves striving to make quick, yet decisive, decisions about the direction of our livesContinue reading “The Power of Pause”

Are You Ready for a Change?

So be very careful how you live, not being like those with no understanding, but live honorably with true wisdom, for we are living in evil times. Take full advantage of every day as you spend your life for his purposes. And don’t live foolishly for then you will have discernment to fully understand God’sContinue reading “Are You Ready for a Change?”

Transparency With Love

Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. (Galatians 6:2, AMP) I remember when I first met my wife and the joy of finding a friend who brought such happiness to my life.  We were committed to eachContinue reading “Transparency With Love”

When Iron Sharpens Iron, Sometimes Sparks Fly!

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (Proverbs 27:17 (NLT) Sharpening is the process of creating or refining a sharp edge of appropriate shape on a tool or implement designed for cutting. It’s done by grinding away material on the tool with an abrasive substance harder than the material of the implement,Continue reading “When Iron Sharpens Iron, Sometimes Sparks Fly!”

Cooperation and Encouragement

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; But howContinue reading “Cooperation and Encouragement”

The Right Perspective

The first to plead his case seems right, until another comes and examines him. (Proverbs 18:17, CSB) Perspective: a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view. Do you remember the story of the blind men and the elephant? None of them knew what an elephant was, but wanted to experienceContinue reading “The Right Perspective”

Make Understanding a Priority

And become useful and helpful and kind to one another, tenderhearted (compassionate, understanding, loving-hearted), forgiving one another [readily and freely], as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 AMPC) Today’s scripture instructs us to be kind, understanding, and forgiving.  Today I want to focus on being tenderhearted or understanding.  To be understood is a desire that most allContinue reading “Make Understanding a Priority”