The other day a man walked through the door of a bar in the countryside. I could see where his heart was, deep inside him, because a well-beaten path led back to his own door. His heart was bare open, plain to see. Our hearts are laid bare open by …the evidences smeared all over the course of our life.
Good talk is fun! Put simply: It involves your mouth voicing words with your brain full on, your heart tuned to “nice“, and another talker involved – some listening ear understanding you, involved mutually in the conversation. If there is no understanding – then there is no communication. If it’s not mutual, then there is […]
Seeing clearly now in these End Times is so very difficult. Misinformation floods our mind threatening to throw our thinking every which way. Sound doctrine, what God has made so very clear for us – gets distorted by false teachers. And the call of the wild beckons. The enemies of our soul are always camping at the gates.To remain faithful to the end, we followers of Jesus must regularly examine ourselves, ask penetrating questions deep inside our insides.
Funny how we tend to believe what we’re going to believe – no matter what others say. Been there? The same is true with our beliefs about God: With eternity at stake, why do so many not inquire more deeply and seek to know the truth about God? Dive in, there is plenty of evidence […]
Take today’s challenge: Try “loving” again. “Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly].” – Matthew 7:1 The world around us is chuck-full of fault-finding. You might even find it inside your […]
…Joy from the soul of an innocent baby. What is streaming from your soul? What is it, coming out from deep inside you? Jesus said that it is that, what is inside you, that causes us problems. It’s not what’s outside. It’s what’s inside. What content are you streaming from deep inside your soul? Matthew […]
Am I supportive of the souls I meet… every day, every meeting of the souls? Or do I dim their soul (put out their light) with my merciless condemnations? I’m not where I want to be, but I’m getting there, one step at a time.
How do you measure the condition of your soul? We are attacked by so many negative pressures around us. Test and evaluate yourselves to see whether you are in the faith and living your lives as [committed] believers (2 Corinthians 13:5).
Vain, puffed up minds vs. God’s clear Word. What’s it going to be — for you? Have you closely examined your beliefs? Do you believe it really matters – what you believe? What matters? Does it make a difference with God, what you think? Is your belief about God really from God – or have you fallen for the tricky, deceptive words of the Serpent?
…conduct becoming of a true, maturing Christian. A somewhat lengthy study of 1 Thessalonians 5 What Love Does. This passage by Paul the apostle exhorts the believer in Christ, “all believers, those set apart for God” — to live in a manner pleasing to Christ. We of course are not saved by how pleasing we […]
Ever feel like a working moron! Sometimes I am a moron! I do exactly NOT what I wanted to do, just as the Apostle Paul admitted in Romans 7: verse 15. How foolish is that!? Jesus does not condemn me when I sin! God does not approve my sin. He wants me to be pure and righteous, all together. But my God is a 1 Corinthians 13 type of God (verses :4-8a)!
…what is necessary to be saved Have you examined your life lately? Try reading through the entire chapter of Matthew 25 and then look at the life you are living — in the context of what Jesus was teaching there. Glean what Jesus is telling us about what is required to be saved. You might […]
Is Jesus God? If it is true, don’t you want to know that, and follow Him? The best way to know if it’s true — is to examine His claim, right? Or do you want something false? Was Jesus who he said he was? Or not? That is the question. Is it true? Is it […]
The Bible exhorts us to periodically examine our self and make sure you are in the faith. Don’t get caught standing before God Himself and discover there that you are NOT His follower! I would say it is serious enough to say, “Be damn sure you are right with God!” 2 Corinthians 13:5 Test yourselves […]