Have you ever wondered why Jesus descended into hell after his crucifixion? What about what happened to the great men and women of the Old Testament? From time to time those questions have come to mind but I never had a way to find the answers for them. Honestly, I just figured that was a […]
Understanding the Bible
It is a gift from the Holy Spirit when we understand the Bible. The Bible is clear that understanding comes when God opens our eyes and reveals Himself through the words in the pages. Further, we are told to ask for it and that understanding comes from seeking Him. It is a gift to God’s redeemed. I have found that to be a comforting assurance of my salvation. There is such comfort in knowing that God has opened my eyes and is teaching me. It is evidence that God is alive in my life!
It is out of obedience to the Lord that I write here. He is my ultimate inspiration. My desire is to give Him glory for what He has been teaching me and I pray that He will use the words I write here to further His kingdom. It is my hope that He will encourage other Christians and provide for the salvation of seekers who might find themselves here. You are loved by an almighty God!
I had a whole Happy New Year’s post ready to go and all of the sudden its March. Where the time goes, I have no idea- weeks and months pass me by without notice sometimes. Hopefully you have had a blessed beginning to your 2018. It seems that 2017 was really tough for many people.
In John 10:10, Jesus tells us that he came so that we can have life and have it abundantly. That verse has been in my mind as I am walking through this Christmas season. Curiously, the whole verse reads like this: “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.
Today I am sharing with you some insight from Henry Morris’ book The Genesis Record. His commentary on the story that ends chapter 14 of Genesis and begins chapter 15 includes a train of thought that blew me away. I hope you are as amazed by this as I am today. Chapter 14 ends with
Signs of spring are beginning to show up! I have seen bright green moss and skunk cabbage flowers and growth happening. These are the first two signs of spring that happen in our woods. And along with spring comes Easter. It is fast approaching us and I am excited to dive into understanding and applying
One of my favorite verses in the Bible is the one in Matthew that is an invitation to rest for the weary and burdened. This has brought me much comfort in my journey over the past few years. Recently, I discovered a deeper meaning. As you read through the book of John, you will
What do we do after we pray and give God our requests? We wait. We wait for a yes, no or a maybe, right? I don’t know about you, but while I’m waiting I keep petitioning God. My prayer of request goes on repeat and that usually increases the anxiety and tension because it keeps
This verse has a powerful message. No matter what God has put in our life, regardless of how big or small, we will have sufficient grace to do it all well. To God’s glory and for his work. Really, it’s not about us being successful in our lives or activities but His using
Beyond knowing there was a difference between happiness and joy, happiness being circumstantial and joy being a fruit of the Spirit, I never really gave it much thought. But Sunday’s sermon was on the only passage in the Bible that shows Jesus having joy and I have been chewing on that all week. Joy is
“Without prayer, it is impossible to please the Lord.” That is the one point in particular on prayer that is still on my mind from Sunday’s sermon. So simple, so true and so powerful. As I have reflected on that, God also brought another point to my mind. I have heard it said that the