Earlier today, I received a text from a friend who asked how I and my family were faring right now. I responded simply with, “Surviving… Read More »The Two Ways Jesus Gets Me Through My Hardest Days
James wrote this verse as part of a letter to be sent to Christians living in his day who had been scattered under persecution (see Acts 8 for some history). Every day was hard for them. And James challenges them to do the impossible – to count their hard season as a positive.
God “tests” your faith with a view toward growing your faith. He leads you to the limit, allowing various circumstances in your life that require your faith to grow so that, on the other side of the testing, you’re stronger than ever.
You may be walking through a time of need, a time of lack, a season of rejection, a moment of pain. But this much is absolutely true – all that you will ever truly need is available to you, by the grace of God, through a relationship with his Son, Jesus Christ.
God knows your pain. He wants to heal you from the inside out by the blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit.
The truth is, you’ll never become all that God has in mind for you to become unless you walk through fire. Do you want God’s very best blessings poured out into your life badly enough to walk through the fire?
Sometimes, everything around you seems to be falling apart. The markets are down and retirement looks bleak… You can’t seem to communicate with your spouse…… Read More »What to Do When Everything Around You is Falling Apart
Something that the national media may never be able to comprehend or capture in a story for the world is what Christians know about First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas… We know that this is a church family.
Just after the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Texas’ laws restricting abortions, I posted a simple status update about all human life being precious… “All human… Read More »We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious