The Tender Love of “Abba” Father God

“Confirm what you said to your servant, for it produces reverence for you.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:38‬ Maybe you think you’ve heard from God in the middle of a confusing time and/or a season of potentially deep sadness. Maybe. Psalm 119:38 is a reminder to ask God to confirm what you think He’s telling you. Doing so will … Continue reading The Tender Love of “Abba” Father God

Great Wealth in a Thin Wallet

“A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God, for without him, who can eat or find enjoyment?”Ecclesiastes‬ ‭2:24-25 To say Solomon acquired great wealth as King of Israel would be an understatement. Just a few … Continue reading Great Wealth in a Thin Wallet

ENOUGH – Thoughts on John 6:29

“Jesus answered, ‘The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.’” ‭‭John‬ ‭6:29‬ No singular work has any value in God’s eyes outside of believing in the singular life of Christ. If Jesus’ sinless life and death were enough to satisfy the Father’s unrelenting demand of personal holiness as a … Continue reading ENOUGH – Thoughts on John 6:29

A New Nickname Written Down in Glory

This is a repost from April 10, 2018. One night after midweek services at church a few years back, my then 12 year old came downstairs visibly upset. I asked him what was wrong and he said he knew we need to read the Bible as Christians, but it’s such a big book and always feels … Continue reading A New Nickname Written Down in Glory

Christ in the Psalms – thoughts on Psalm 56 and John 1

“For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”‭‭Psalms‬ ‭56:13‬ “In him was life, and that life is the light of men.” John 1:4 Walk before God in Christ. Although his clothing and armor hang loose on a younger sibling, our … Continue reading Christ in the Psalms – thoughts on Psalm 56 and John 1

A Down Payment on Salvation – Thoughts on Ephesians 1:13-14

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of … Continue reading A Down Payment on Salvation – Thoughts on Ephesians 1:13-14

If you and I had lunch…

I don't do this as much as I'd like to, but sitting down with someone over lunch to ask them questions from their experience and unique perspective is a healthy exercise in personal growth. In my youthful ignorance, I used to only meet with leaders to ask these questions, but have since learned that we … Continue reading If you and I had lunch…

Faith vs. a Desire for Power

'For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.”' Acts 8:23 Simon the sorcerer, who was well known for his magic, had come to faith in Christ and wanted the same miraculous powers the apostles displayed. Peter called him out for his hidden agenda. Some things can't be seen just by … Continue reading Faith vs. a Desire for Power