The True Test of Abandonment to God

This is an adaptation of Chamber's Utmost, March 12th - The true test of Abandonment to God ...Then Peter began to say unto Him, "Yo... we left everything and followed you.…" Mark 10:28.The Lord Jesus replies, in effect, that abandonment is for Himself, and not for what His disciples will get out of it. He … Continue reading The True Test of Abandonment to God

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

Monday Memories: Pastor walks into a tobacco shop…

This post was in my drafts for 7 years. I pastored a church in Ashland Ohio from 2010-2015 and the office was next door to a tobacco shop. Below is an interaction I had with Pam, one of the employees. Today I was burning a candle in my office. I didn't have a lighter at … Continue reading Monday Memories: Pastor walks into a tobacco shop…

Tuesday Talk with Tim

Your story is as unique to you as a thumbprint. Think of this, not one person who has ever lived has your exact upbringing, education, family dynamic, or experiences. There’s nothing more powerful then to share your own story of transformation. This is a Christian post and I realize that not all of my readers … Continue reading Tuesday Talk with Tim

God’s “Weird” Way of Answering Our Prayers

Judges 13:22, “We’re certainly going to die . . . because we have seen God!” Do we always know what we're asking when we pray? We beg God for showers of blessing but we ask without knowing that black clouds must gather in to bring them. Thank God for this ignorance because we might hesitate … Continue reading God’s “Weird” Way of Answering Our Prayers

5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study

Yesterday marked the first completion of reading the Bible through in a year for me. 2019 was a great year of faith building and growth in Christ and I believe this was largely due to a consistent time with God in His Word and in prayer. Here I'm compiling five things that made the most … Continue reading 5 Essentials for a Better Bible Study

I Saw the Sign – Thoughts on 2 Kings 20:1-11

King Hezekiah was sick and God told him through the prophet Isaiah that he would die. Hezekiah pleaded with God for more time and God gave him 15 more years. He requested a sign that God would do what He promised which was commonplace at this time. God didn't object to giving proof if the … Continue reading I Saw the Sign – Thoughts on 2 Kings 20:1-11

The Shadow of Prayer

Prayer is always the forerunner of divine mercy. Even a short glance at Christian history uncovers that great mercies are seldom known separated from supplication. This is also true of personal experience. There are showers of unsolicited favor but still great prayer has been the prelude of great mercy within. When peace was found by … Continue reading The Shadow of Prayer

Be FEELED with The Spirit

“And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,” - Ephesians‬ ‭5:18‬ Many well meaning Christians ask God for a filling of the Spirit when what they really want is a feeling of the Spirit. There are many different reasons people desire a filling: evidence of God … Continue reading Be FEELED with The Spirit