With a Willing Heart!

1 Chronicles 29:17-I know also, my God, that You test the heart and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart, I have willingly offered all these things; and now with joy, I have seen Your people, who are present here to offer willingly to You. David wanted to build a house for God.Continue reading “With a Willing Heart!”

The Attitude of Giving!

2 Corinthians 9:7- So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. NKJV If the truth is told, people are always giving. People give to political campaigns because they believe in the politician or the political party. People give during disasters because that is one time when weContinue reading “The Attitude of Giving!”

Make the Adjustment!

Colossians 2:6- As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. NKJV Paul starts by saying that as we have received Christ the Lord, we are to walk in Him. What doesContinue reading “Make the Adjustment!”

Righteous Anger!

Mark 11:15- So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold doves. NKJV Just when I think that there is nothing more I can write about or nothingContinue reading “Righteous Anger!”

I’m the Only One!

 Romans 11: 3-4 -“Lord, they have killed Your prophets and torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they seek my life”? But what does the divine response say to him? “I have reserved for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” We’re in chapter 11 of the book ofContinue reading “I’m the Only One!”

What Right Do You Have?

Jonah 4:1,4 – “But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he became angry. Then the Lord said, “ Is it right for you to be angry?” NKJV In my last blog, I touched on the subject of anger in relationship to others. Today, I want to look at anger from another perspective: being angry with God.Continue reading “What Right Do You Have?”

Turning the Tables on Rejection!

Isaiah 53:3 – He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. NKJV Is there any pain greater than the pain of rejection? I’m sure that we can have aContinue reading “Turning the Tables on Rejection!”

See Jesus in You!

John 3:30 -He must increase, but I must decrease. NKJV see-jesus-in-you_.mp3 In my previous blog, I used this same scripture to share the context of how and why John the Baptist used this phrase. For him, it was the reality of his situation, the end of his ministry. But it has become a cliche, usedContinue reading “See Jesus in You!”

Increasing and Decreasing!

John 3:30 -He must increase, but I must decrease. NKJV increasing-and-decreasing_.mp3 In the Church, John the Baptist’s words have become a mantra of humility. When a soloist gets up to sing, she may say this before she sing to give the impression of humility and that she isn’t really singing, it’s God! Or a ministerContinue reading “Increasing and Decreasing!”

In Everything Give Thanks!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 -“in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” NKJV in-everything-give-thanks_.mp3 This has been a challenging week. Getting back into the swing of teaching, add to that all of the challenges of virtual teaching, and the sum total is that I can truly say, bloggingContinue reading “In Everything Give Thanks!”