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Listening To God

“Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” – Psalm 25:4-5 Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who could only seem to talk about…

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Mountaintop Moments

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you…

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Finally Family

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed on his name, he gave the right to become the children of God.” (John 1:12) This passage is one of the most powerful of all the Scriptures, especially for those who have had issues of family disruption. Broken homes lead to broken lives. Broken…

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Talking to Myself and God, Too

“You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,” (Psalm 59:9)  Isn’t it interesting that many of the Psalms are filled with words that seem to be directed toward God while at the same time spoken by the psalmist himself to himself? The honest candor and transparency of the writer is…

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Deep Thirst

“…I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.” (Psalm 63:1) The Psalmist said it perfectly, “I thirst for you…” Deep inside all of us is the longing for God Himself. As our Maker and Creator, He has planted within all of His…

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Reminding Yourself

“You are my strength, I watch for you; you, God, are my fortress,” (Psalm 59:9)  Too often we keep to ourselves what we feel deeply within. Imagine living your entire life with someone who never expressed to you how they really felt about you? It’s kind of like the story of the husband who was…

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Tough Days

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.” (Isaiah 6:1) There is something very powerful about life-altering days. Moments when your world is shaking and foundations are crumbling, we are more prone to look up toward…

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Do You Love The World Or Do You Love The Lord?

“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world – the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life – comes not from the Father but from the world. The…

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What Does A Christian Look Like?

“If you declare with your mouth that ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) Today I want us to look at three specific characteristics of a follower of Jesus. It is important to understand that each of these characteristics should be…

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Lord, Help!

“Lord, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, My God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.” (Psalm 38:21-22) It was the summer of my fourteenth year and I was at church camp in Palacios, located on the bay near the Texas Gulf Coast. I have always loved the…

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