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 […]
We can all identify with the struggle of wanting to change but failing. Failure only makes us feel worse. We want to repent but it doesn’t seem to work. It is only the grace of God that will not let us alone and keeps patiently exposing our hearts. Remember, God is aimed at exposing your […]
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.
The book of Jonah is masterfully and beautifully written with the purpose of causing the reader to self-examine…who am I most like in this story? Without question, the answer is “I am like Jonah.” The account of Jonah reveals the ugly side of our hearts. Although we may be God’s people, we do not love […]
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 […]
Have you ever stopped to consider how much joy is lost in the pursuit of selfishness? Jesus teaches that joy is found in taking what we know to be true and letting it change the way we live. The secret to securing real joy in our lives is found through humility and service.