Be Rich in Good Works

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com "Command those who are rich in this world that they not be conceited, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who richly gives us all things to enjoy.  Command that they do good, that they be rich in good works, generous, willing to share,  and laying up in store …

God’s Call to Love Others

“Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Execute true justice, Show mercy and compassion Everyone to his brother.  Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, The alien or the poor. Let none of you plan evil in his heart Against his brother’ - Zechariah 7:9-10, NKJV How we treat others is very important to God. He doesn't ask …

Father and Son

There was a man who had two sons.  One day, the younger son came to him and said, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’  His father divided his property between the two sons.  Days later, the younger son gathered all he had and left home.  He went to a far country …

Applying Wisdom

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge; For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips, So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you. Have I …

Knowing God’s Will

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. - Ephesians 5:17, NKJV How do you know what God's will is for your life? The best way to find out is to read His Word. God speaks to us through the Scriptures. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 which says, "For I know …

Light in Darkness

The entrance of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple - Psalm 119:130 I don't like darkness. It's heavy, oppressive and downright scary. It makes you feel helpless, vulnerable and causes you to stumble because you can't see where you're going or what's in front of you. What gets rid of the darkness? …

What God Desires

“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3, 4, NKJV). What is God's greatest desire? It is that all men be saved. That is why He sent His Son, Jesus into the world, …

Finding Nata

Nata. Dakar. The date.  These were scrawled at the back of the photo I held in my hand.  I found it among my brother’s belongings.  An intrepid missionary, he had traveled to Senegal to share the Gospel.  He died shortly after his return.  Who was Nata?  Finding Nata soon became an obsession. 52 Words

No Good

She stood at the window. Asriel was still standing there and looking up. He had left about eight minutes ago. What was he waiting for? she wondered anxiously. Did he suspect something? The doorbell rang and she almost jumped out of her skin. Panicking, she ran to the foyer and after peering through the keyhole, …

It’s a Two-Way Conversation

When we go to God in prayer is there a moment when we pause to listen to what He has to say? Prayer is a two way conversation.  It is a form of communication.  We say what we have to say and then keep silent and allow the Lord to answer. I had gotten into …

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