Have you ever been disappointed with God, maybe even angry with Him? If we are honest, there are times and places in all of our hearts where the answer to this question is a painful “yes.” God’s grace uses these moments to expose the deeply rooted deception of our hearts. Here in Jonah chapter 4 […]
Salvation belongs to the Lord! You and I are not the agent of change, in our lives or in others, we are only the instrument God may use to catalyst the change He is accomplishing. The power, or even the potential, for change, is never in the preacher or the people but rather in the […]
God is angry at Jonah’s sin and rebellion. God is also gracious in His relentless pursuit of Jonah’s heart. It is the intention of God’s grace to change us. God is more committed to you than are to Him. Life’s storms are where God’s Holiness and Grace collide to rescue you from yourself.
Prayer. We know we ought to pray but we don’t. We often try but we fail to maintain. Our problem is not in lack of information or instruction but rather our view of God, our circumstances, and ourselves. You will never pray as you should until you see God for who He truly is. Our […]
Most, if not all, Christians know that prayer is a vital part of our relationship with God. However, at times there seems to be a disconnect between what we know about the importance of prayer and our pursuit of this discipline. We are helpless to accomplish anything of eternal significance without the power of God. […]
In Habakkuk’s conversation with the Lord, we see a very open and honest dialogue that reveals the prophet’s heart – his doubts and fears and most importantly, his yielding to God’s will. Surrender does not come easily to anyone, yet when we freely surrender to the King of kings, we discover that we can echo […]
What can we learn about following Christ from a Fig Tree? What was Jesus teaching about following Him by cursing a fruit tree and halting everything at the temple? Jesus has another lesson for us on faith but it is easy to miss it. Genuine followers of Jesus Christ have an active faith which produces […]