With the life that Paul was living and all that was then revealed to him, he was adamant in the preservation of the faith, the truthful teaching of the Gospel. We have to continually have such a mindset, to where no other teachings or doctrines cloud our thinking. There is only one Gospel, that Jesus Christ lived the life we could not live, died the death we should have died and rose again with a shared salvation available to all who call on His name, to all who dare believe. (more…)
The upcoming verse is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. To set the stage, Moses has just passed away and God is commissioning Joshua to lead His people. God gives Joshua detailed instructions concerning who and what he would reside over. Quickly think of all of the emotions that Joshua could have been experiencing at this time. Remember that he is getting ready to step into the shoes of Moses. Think of what he could have been experiencing at that time; doubt, fear, anxiety and nervousness. Does this remind you of any similar situations that you have been in where the circumstances made you feel similar emotions?
Our verse begins at the end of God’s instructions to Joshua, and He tells him this;
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
[Joshua 1:9, ESV] (more…)
The voice of God is a very powerful sound, but can easily be drowned out by what we surround ourselves, our minds, with. Listening begins with a faithful and pure dependence on Him, on that He IS that He IS.
In knowing Who He is we are given understanding of what He has planned for us. His love He gave to us freely so that in turn we may glorify His name through our lives. (more…)
Throughout the calamity we’ve caused through the ages You still allow for Your mystery to be seen from the pages, removing those veils, those sheets from our eyes, allowing us to see beyond the lies, to discern which spirit denies and which one cries on Your name. (more…)
Through innovations and ingenuity, the food that we know as bread has been given a broad spectrum of execution. Bread is now more than a simple loaf that is baked in a stone oven. Think of all of the types of bread you either like or dislike; biscuits, croissants, bagels, muffins, cakes, pie crusts, baguettes, pitas and the list goes on and on. Bread has many shapes, colors, sizes, textures and tastes, and yet it still encompasses the same purpose; to feed and to nourish. But with all of the breads that are akin to the ones I have mentioned, the fact remains that after eating any of them we will be hungry again.
As our body hungers for bread, as it longs for nourishment, so does our spirit. As our body craves for food to digest, in order to break it down so that our bodies may be fueled with the various components it needs for proper functioning, so too does our spirit so that we may function properly in Spirit and truth. So with that I would like to turn our attention to John 6:26.