In the world today many people are very fearful. Christians and non-Christians alike have succumbed to a life of fear instead of faith. However, this is the time to show the world that we live by faith and not by sight. By this, I am not implying that you should not take the necessary precautions. I try
Distractions can come to us at any time and in different ways. Some are more subtle than others. Either way they take our attention away from our intended focus. We get led astray when we focus too much on the distractions. Jesus told us, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
In my last blog, Extravagant Worship Giving Jesus Our All, I spoke about knowing Jesus’ value when we worship Him. Worship shouldn’t be something that costs us nothing. The Bible says that we must worship in Spirit and truth (John 4:23). It’s the definition of being a ‘true’ worshiper. Mary poured out a very expensive oil that
One of my favourite passages of Scripture in the Bible is the one where Mary pours expensive perfume over Jesus’ head as an act of extravagant worship. She loves Jesus so much that she is willing to give Him something so precious to her heart. Mary wasn’t ashamed. She wanted everyone to know how important Jesus was to
It seems that these days the passion for Jesus is getting less and less. Even though more people are receiving Jesus in their hearts it appears that the love of many has grown cold. Now this shouldn’t surprise us as Jesus prophesied it would happen (Matthew 24:12). As I read the book of Acts I see a
Many pastors preach sermons about the love of Christ. Often, we hear that Jesus loves us. This is most definitely true. However, when did you last feel the love of Christ compel you? The feeling that you must do something just because of your love for Jesus. He’s prompting you to action. Are we head over heels in love
I’ve read the story of Luke 7:36-50 many times before and have always loved it. Jesus allows a ‘sinful woman’ a prostitute come to Him. As I read it this time I received a fresh revelation of God’s forgiveness through this story. Maybe, like me, you have read this story many times before and have heard different
Getting to know God better has to be the greatest pursuit one can make. It’s also probably one of the most difficult. Many use the description of it like climbing a mountain. You need to pace yourself and go one step at a time. A relationship in the natural doesn’t develop overnight, neither does it with God.
Over the past few years, I have made it my aim to know God more. We can have a relationship with Christ but many times not even know Him. Our prayer life, for instance, many times is talking and talking, but never listening for His voice. We feel good when we pray, we know we’re supposed to,
As I study the Scriptures, the more I realize that God’s desire is for us to know Him intimately. All throughout the Bible God invites us to know Him personally. Salvation is not just about accepting Jesus into your heart, but rather, living for Him every day. He doesn’t just want you to say the ‘sinner’s prayer’,