Category: Spiritual

After leaving Abraham, the angels of the Lord went to Sodom to see first hand, the outcry of their sin against the Lord. At first thought you would ask yourself, “Can’t they see without going there? Why do they have to show up to see?” This is our humanistic point of view. Most of the time, we don’t see all the motivations of the Lord. The Lord knew that Abraham’s brother, Lot, resided in Sodom and that he loved his…

“And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise.” -Hebrews 11:11 Say what? This same Sarah that decided upon herself that since she was barren, her husband should sleep with her servant and have a child with her? That this child would be the one that the Lord promised? Two points here to see: Sometimes it is hard to trust in the Lord completely…

Where was that great faith of Abraham (Abram) when he feared that Pharaoh, king of Egypt, would kill him for his wife, Sarai, so he lied to him and told Pharaoh that she was his sister? He even gained flocks, herds, and servants as a result. Wasn’t he following God’s leading? Why doesn’t the book of Hebrews name his failings, but instead lists how great his faith was? When we are following God, sometimes we get off-track for a bit…

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” -2 Timothy 3:1-5 This world makes me long for my heavenly home. I see in friends and “role models”…

When we are struggling with our obedience to God, one of the first things we do is that we feel miserable about who we are, compared to the wonderful Savior we know. When you really see how much He loves us, it is abhorrent to think of how short we have fallen. Instead of coming to Him as we are, failures of righteousness, we hide behind trees in hopes we can avoid His presence… because His presence is “piercing to…

“Take heed that no one deceives you.” -Jesus, Matthew 24:4b Everyone loves a good story of victory over evil. What “Left Behind” brings about is a story of faith, persecution, and victory of those who are faithful to God. You may say that there is nothing wrong with that. You may say that every Christian needs to know that victory will be coming in order to increase their faith. But is there something else that is being left behind in…

I was watching a video this morning of Louis Armstrong singing, “What a Wonderful World,” and it had me thinking quite deeply about life. The song reminded me of the current atmosphere, not only in politics, but also with life in general. There is a lot of Thanksgiving that needs to be instilled into our hearts and into our minds. People are ultra focused on everything that is wrong around us. There is constant criticism of everyone’s move. This is…

[Photograph of Donald Trump by Martin Schoeller for TIME. Photograph of Hillary Clinton by Stephen Lam / Reuters. Montage added.] If this election has taught anything to anybody, it should be that we need to love one another, even if we disagree with each other. I have found that the only way people can change is for us to engage in an intentional conversation and genuine care for the other person, regardless of our differences. The beauty of this world is…