We've all heard the expression, "Do what you can do and let God do the rest." Some think that as mature people they should try to deal with their issues and then when all else fails, go to God for help. They think God is pleased with them for trying to solve it themselves. But... this whole way of … Continue reading Do What You Can do First? Wrong!
Many Christians don't grasp humility or servitude. They quote some Scriptures and when they don't get what they want, they begin to question God—as if He is the one who is at fault. Why doesn't God heal me? Why doesn't God give me that financial blessing? Why doesn't God do what I asked Him to do? There are … Continue reading Why Doesn’t God…?
Years ago, people referred to missionaries as those elect few who gave up everything they owned in this civilized world to go and work with the underprivileged in the uncivilized world. The cost was high; many of them died shortly after arriving. It may be shocking to learn, though, that missionary help isn't only for distant countries; the … Continue reading The Cost of Being a Missionary
It had been a very long 120 years for Noah and his family as they spent every waking minute building the massive ark according to God's instructions. There had been no sign of flood rains that warranted a boat to escape on and the people laughed him to scorn. But Noah didn't get upset because … Continue reading When the Snail Reached the Ark
The Bible tells us in Psalms 111:10 and in Proverbs 9:10 that "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom". Many people who do not understand Scripture—and this includes non-Christians AND Christians—think that we must be afraid of God and do what He says or die! Others are afraid of people and live in fear of … Continue reading A Fearful Heart
Some of the props we have learned to depend on in life are signs. These are signals that prepare us for something ahead and we use them for every facet of life including sports, business and economic change, social influence and of course, the weather. But we don't read the signs that are most crucial to us. We are … Continue reading The Signs of the Times
The more we study the Scriptures and spend time in prayer and worship with the Lord, the more we realize who we are. We want to know the truth, and we don't seek God's hand for blessings, but rather, we seek His face to know Him. As we give ourselves to God, we begin to … Continue reading Whose Life is it, Anyway?
The true gospel of Christ is being buried beneath more deception and garbage every day. The new age doctrines say that salvation is for everyone, that it's not personal; we're all saved and headed for Heaven and no one is guilty of sin because Jesus' death on the cross showed us that love rules—and that we're saved if we … Continue reading Salvation IS Personal!
Many people feel that they don't need God intervening in their lives because they have it all under control. They are educated, have an amazing career and a great social life, and they credit their "success" to their own initiatives and labor. However, their success should really be labelled: the Success of a Loser. Why a loser? Because without Christ … Continue reading Success of a Loser
We all know the Scripture in Psalm 37:4 that says, "Delight yourself also in the Lord and He shall give you the desires of your heart." Many so-called Christian doctrines have stemmed from this Scripture with the interpretation that God wants us to have all the "material possessions" that make us happy. And the truth is, God … Continue reading Desires of the Heart
The new age "Christianity" says that God is all about love, that He doesn't hate anyone or anything and that when Jesus died on the cross we were all saved at that time. This is a lie! The Bible clearly states that we need to repent to receive salvation AND that there are seven things … Continue reading Is There More to God Than Love?
One of the things in this world that is even easier to spread than soft butter is dirty gossip! It seems that people love to hear the bad, evil, sick, pathetic, conniving and harmful things about someone a lot more than they want to hear the good things about them. And if there isn't anything bad … Continue reading Gossip Stops with Me!
As Christians, we are supposed to love God, but how many of us actually know why we love God? Sometimes we get confused between the gift and the giver and we tend to value the gifts and the promises more than we value the actual One who gives them to us. So we need to … Continue reading Gratitude or Love
Often when Christians try to convert non-believers, they quote verses of Scripture hoping to prove that God is real and alive today. But sadly, to someone who doesn't know God and who has never read the Bible and who attributes the sorrows and tribulations of this world to an uncaring Creator, the Bible has no value. So what good … Continue reading What Good is the Bible?
We live in a world that strives for things, for greatness, for independence and for respect. We push forward to be educated, to achieve amazing careers and to be noticed. We spend our lifetime trying to impress people and stressing to meet their approval in this sinful world. Many of us are so caught up … Continue reading What Does God Want for Me?
We study the Bible and learn Scriptures and we attend church and join in the praise with the rest of the congregation. As time goes on we begin to feel as if we have transformed into a Christian. We made it! We feel good about ourself because we have absorbed so much and have come … Continue reading Watch Your Mouth!
We read in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." But too often we interpret this to mean, "God is giving me the strength to be all I can be." We're encouraged to make our choices and then ask God to bless us and give us the strength and ability to be … Continue reading Yay Me!
This world is corrupt with sin and sickness and it's bringing fear upon people everywhere. The Ten Commandments are being replaced with "rights" and with "privilege" to those with money and power, making God's law of no effect. The time we're living in is bringing sorrows and hardships and now more than ever before, we need to obey God and keep the peace. … Continue reading God says “Keep the Peace”
The subject of faith is a very controversial one in the religious realm and few truly understand what faith is, why we need it and how our lives are blessed because of it. We all know the scripture at Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not … Continue reading What is the Reward of my Faith?
The impression of God in this new age is that His only character is love. He loves everyone, accepts everything and has made a home in Heaven for all of us. We're led to believe that if we are a real Christian then we, too, will love everyone and accept everyone as equally loved by … Continue reading Yes, God Hates Some Things!