I am currently watching a television show with an arrogant character. I find myself getting frustrated by the arrogance, the snooty-ness of the character. As I easily notice this dreadful trait in this man, I am sadly reminded of my own arrogance. It is amazing how we are all so capable of arrogance but we … Continue reading Stooping Down
In Romans 12:16, we read: “Live happily together in a spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own. Don’t live with a lofty mind-set, thinking you are too important to serve others, but be willing to do menial tasks and identify with those who are humble minded. Don’t … Continue reading The Worth of Another
It is easy to get into the habit of doing the bare minimum. Today’s verse reminds us to, “Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another” (Romans 12:10 TPT). The Bible is clear: the body of Christ is one … Continue reading Outdo Yourselves
Everyone has something that they deem as precious. Parents see their children as precious. Some people are amazed by different pieces of art and would deem the pieces to be precious. We have precious items behind glass, locked up in a safe, or even placed in museums. Each person has a different opinion as to … Continue reading Precious to Me
I love the Parable of the Pearl of Great Value. The parable says, “The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it” (v. 45-26 ESV). He sold ALL HE HAD to buy it. … Continue reading Lesser Pearls
Have you ever been called a “nobody”? In this world we spend many hours trying to show people that we are somebody, that we are important, that we mean something. There are books written about how to turn your life around and go from a nobody to a somebody. There are lectures and programs built … Continue reading God’s Somebody
"So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom." - Psalm 90:12 [NASB]
This past week was Vacation Bible School. As always, it was a week filled with praise and worship, learning, forming friendships, and enjoying fellowship. This year the theme was Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid. With the theme in place, one can easily imagine the set consisted of present day items fixed to look … Continue reading Are You Stealing?