Our Life Goes In The Direction Of Our Dominate Thought
If we would began to think about what we are thinking, we would see the reason why we are in certain situations because Proverbs 23:7 read for as he thinks in his heart, so is he. If negative thoughts are our dominate thoughts then we will always get negative results; we will get or become what we think.There Will Be A Performance Of The Things That God Has Told Us
Years ago I was going through a very difficult time. I was reading my bible but most of what I read used the word he in the scripture. I wanted something that said she so I prayed and asked the Lord to give me a scripture that said she in it and this is what He gave to me; Luke 1:45 blessed is she who believed for there shall be a fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord.Expect to Be Surprised
We often expect nothing or too little from God. We ask for small blessings when he desires to pour out His richest blessings upon us. Our God is not just a big God. He has no limitations. He delights in blessing His children who can give the glory to Him and who can in turn bless others.Beyond Christmas And Easter
Why is it only two times a year, Christmas and Easter, that the denominational flags are lowered and the unification of the Believer is exhibited? What about the remaining fifty weeks? How can the Church stay unified beyond these days of celebration?Counting Every Loss Its Own Gain
There is a way of life that is so far beyond stoicism, though it looks exactly like stoicism, but far outweighs it. The stoic controls their will, conforming it to nature, and calling it virtue. Stoicism is deterministic and, therefore, quite accurate and helpful as a philosophy for life. But faith in Christ far surpasses it, though it may at times look like a carbon-copy.Child-Abuse and Other Issue-Avoiding Leadership – Has It Taken Over Our Churches Too?
Recently, a Midwestern priest was indicted for not reporting suspected child abuse to the authorities as rapidly as required by law. Will this indictment have a positive impact on the churches themselves? Will it help the children?Humility’s Beginning, Middle and End
Humility’s beginning is in acknowledging the truth about one’s self in the midst of life. Its middle is in understanding and applying love; the want to serve others for their gain, not ours. Its end is in serving weaker others in love under trying conditions – where the character of our humility is tested.Humility’s Humiliating Chalice
Nobody wants to be humbled because of the cost of psychological discomfort and the humiliation of pride. But God has his purposes in our humiliation; for none are free of sinful pride.New Life: Finding Your True Purpose
Mathew 10:39 [Jesus speaking to his new disciples] “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” We spend so much time as humans trying to find ourselves, seek out our purpose, and discover who we are about. Personal identity is so important to us. One of the first questions asked by people we meet is about who we are. We are taught that our knowledge, skills, wealth, and the people we know define us. What if all that is a lie? What if our worth to mankind, to an employer, to ourselves was not based on who we are but on what we stand for, or better yet, who we stand for? Despite the importance that we put on our self-identity, very few people can honestly or sincerely answer the question: “Who are you?” We all struggle to impress others with our own understanding of ourselves, but what difference does it really make? If we cannot ever truly understand ourselves, then why do we waste so much time trying to figure us out?Affliction: Winning the Battle We Never Knew Was Being Fought
It is easy for a man to grow dark, to think that his trials and his triumphs are his own. It is easy for a man to shut down, curse the world and wallow in his suffering, believing that his plight is unique to him. Our cold thoughts push all warmth away. We hide deep within ourselves, digging a hole deeper and deeper into our souls. We are alone, doomed to struggles and strife, or so we convince our hearts. It is easy for a man to forget the comforting touch of better days, to afflict ourselves with scores of sorrow and discontent. We are born to dream big and conquer, but what is left in this world to conquer? The earth is scorched dry from plundering fools and we are left with empty hands.New Testament Conspiracy and Fraud
The claims made in the New Testament speak for themselves when they are so outside of scientific evidence as to make fools of their believers. But the human mind is able to believe anything if it is brainwashed and used as religion requires.Supply and Demand
This is a parody that was inspired by an article in the Bangkok Post 15 years ago. How would the world react if God was kidnapped for ransom?