Battle Ready

Battle Ready

As athletes, we are taught to stretch before we compete or even practice. As Christians, unfortunately, we often fall into trials that test our faith long before we have had the opportunity to get ready for the fight. James writes, “My brethren, count it all joy when...
Trusting God Through Change

Trusting God Through Change

We often do not like change, especially when it is unexpected. The preacher in Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “To everything, there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven…” The preacher goes on with quite a list, but his point is clear. Things happen, and many of...
Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

It has been said that God is seldom early but never late. The reality is that God is faithful even when we are not. Paul told Timothy, “If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” (2 Timothy 2:13) What a great reminder that God’s love for us is...
Run Devil Run!

Run Devil Run!

Here is a head-scratcher! We can make the devil run! But how do we do this? By being unconditionally loyal and in full submission to God and God alone. There is nothing magic about this; it simply is a choice that needs to be made by each of us. For in our choice to...
Being Loved

Being Loved

Remember, we are in the Lord’s hands and can trust Him, for He loves us. We must also keep sight of the end goal: that this world will never be our real home as Christians. There is something far greater awaiting us all. (See Romans 8:18 from last time.) You and I...
The Narrow Way

The Narrow Way

When it comes to our suffering and the suffering of others in this present world, we must keep a heavenly mindset. Paul said, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” (Romans...