Spiritual Realities

Yesterday, we looked at the motivation of the flesh from Romans 8:5. Today, we continue with the same verse, looking at the impulses of the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:5 says: “Those who are motivated by the flesh only pursue what benefits themselves. But those who live by the impulses of the Holy Spirit are motivated … Continue reading Spiritual Realities

Peripheral Issues

Today I’m wearing a shirt that says, “Keep moving forward.” I purchased this shirt because I often would write or preach the phrase, “Keep pressing forward,” so this shirt was destined to be worn by me. The concept of moving forward, pressing forward, is all about direction and movement. The direction is straight ahead. Despite … Continue reading Peripheral Issues

Overwhelmed

Today’s big question — are you overwhelmed? I have been overwhelmed a lot, especially this past year. I wish there was some real life Vitameatavegamin available. If you don’t know about this amazing product, it appears in one of my favorite television shows, I Love Lucy, in my all-time favorite episode of the show. Lucy … Continue reading Overwhelmed

Placer of Greatness

Read Psalm 86. Today, we are going to look at how God is a placer of greatness. In Psalm 86:13, we read: “You love me so much and You placed Your greatness upon me. You rescued me from the deepest place of darkness, and You have delivered me from a certain death” (TPT). A few … Continue reading Placer of Greatness

Greatness of God

Read Psalm 86. The prayer I said before eating as a child began: “God is good. God is great.” God is great. Psalm 86:10b says, “What greatness belongs to You” (TPT). Today, we will look at the greatness of God. God is great. He is incomprehensible. We cannot fully know Him. Psalm 139:6 says, “Such … Continue reading Greatness of God

Listen and Wait

In Psalm 85, the Psalmist asks God for restoration and revival and for a fresh outpouring of God’s love. The Psalmist says, “Now I’ll listen carefully to Your voice and wait to hear whatever You say.” As I consider this verse, I cannot help but be struck by two things. The “now” and the “listen” … Continue reading Listen and Wait