Not Inward, but Outward

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13 “Christian liberty.” What a loaded (and often misunderstood) topic! I know that before I dug into this passage in Galatians, I sometimes used it as a shield when people confronted…

Help! Not Needed, but Still Wanted

“and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities—Mary called Magdalene, out of whom had come seven demons, and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him from their substance.” Luke 8:2-3 If you are like me, you’ve skimmed over certain verses that you felt weren’t all…

A Fresh Perspective

“A son honors his father, And a servant his master. If then I am the Father, Where is My honor? And if I am a Master, Where is My reverence?” -Malachi 1:6 Imagine the scene: you’re summoned to come before a great and mighty king, and you’re terrified! He is a kind but just king- there is a gentle fire that burns in his eyes. This…

Awaiting Our Homeland

“By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.”  -Hebrews 11:9-10 By faith. Isn’t it difficult sometimes to follow the Lord when it’s not popular?…

Get Excited About Your New Year’s Resolution

 “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.“ -Jeremiah 29:13 Happy New Year! It’s that time of year where many of us decide to change things or make resolutions for what we’ll do this coming year. Go to the gym, eat better, etc…these are all common resolutions that we make….