Sunday, December 8, 2013
It's not, "Give me strength, Lord!", but "Lord, be strength in me!"
Not, "Give me wisdom!", but "Be wisdom in me!"
Not, "Lord, enable me to truly love!", but "You, Lord, love through me!"
Saturday, November 23, 2013
To walk by faith and not be sight, we must find out what God says is true and then adjust our thinking accordingly. We mus alter our perceptions based on reality - not of reality based on our perceptions.
Do not be conformed to this world, the age, or your culture But instead, be transformed entirely by renewing your mind by learning God's Word and knowing the difference (though often subtle but crucial) between the true-truth and apparent-truth.
Monday, November 4, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Why is it the atheist/humanist speaks with so much more confidence and authority about his faith than the Lord's Disciples?
Could it be because he knows the object of his faith (himself) so much better than we know ours?
He speaks from deep knowledge and vast experience, while we stumble along, trying to get by with imagination, shallow book facts, and vague hope.
We must learn to know our Savior intimately and without distraction. We must know Him as well as we know ourselves, and then live and speak and think accordingly.
Because, where is the glory for God when our testimony begins with, "Well, I believe that..."?
Let's be honest. When we use it like this, "I believe" is not a statement of doctrine, but a confession of how thoroughly we lack true, life-changing knowledge. It justifies the unbelief of unbelievers, and gives doubters ample room to doubt.