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!”

Don’t Be a Hater!

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 – “Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good. Abstain from every form of evil. NKJV dont-be-a-hater_.mp3 I don’t usually skip over a part of a verse, but today, in obedience to the Spirit of God, I must! We are living in aContinue reading “Don’t Be a Hater!”

From Bitter to Victory

Exodus 15:25 – “So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet…” from-bitter-to-victory_.mp3 I’ve been writing about bitterness. The bitter water of Marah, and the bitterness of Naomi’s soul, and today I want to talk a little bitContinue reading “From Bitter to Victory”

Proud to Be Bitter!

Ruth 1:19-20 – Now the two of them went until they came to Bethlehem. And it happened, when they had come to Bethlehem, that all the city was excited because of them; and the women said, “ Is this Naomi?” But she said to them, “Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for theContinue reading “Proud to Be Bitter!”

It’s Not For Drinking!

Exodus 15:23 -Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah. its-not-for-drinking_.mp3 The children of Israel found themselves in an unwelcome place. They had been wandering in the desert for three days unable to find water. And whenContinue reading “It’s Not For Drinking!”

Under the Influence!

Luke 4:1 – “And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,” Today, we are influenced by many things. When someone is stopped by the police and that individual has been drinking, we say they are under the influence of the alcohol. When peopleContinue reading “Under the Influence!”