why so serious?

They think I take God too seriously. Do they know the definition of “God”? How seriously do you take an earthquake? A tornado? A black hole? Lightening? A hurricane? An ocean riptide? A tsunami? Do you think the Creator is not greater? Lord, please open our eyes to see Your furious, powerful, burning, beautiful holiness. … More why so serious?

destined for greatness

Just a reminder: You don’t have to have a great audience to do great things. Being destined for greatness doesn’t always mean you’ll stand before many. It does always mean you’ll make the right impact, right where it matters.   Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, … More destined for greatness

no need to grow

Have you ever found yourself to have grown in a virtue? Maybe in a disagreement, you found that you were more patient or gracious with the other party than you would have been a year ago. Maybe you’re more generous in your financial giving than you were six months ago. Or you were more kind … More no need to grow

the options

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said … More the options

grace to choose

Written Wednesday, October 26 It is truly God who enables us to believe. We have songs like Byron Cage’s “Faithful to believe” and even the traditional hymn, “I have decided to follow Jesus” that speak of our choosing to follow the way of Christ or be faithful to him. But it is truly only God … More grace to choose

the light

“While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” – John 12:36 We have gotten so accustomed to humanity’s distance from God and from godliness that we’ve become comfortable with it; it has become the standard. But Jesus changed that all. He called us to believe, so we … More the light

speak those things

i’ve been listening to AM radio broadcasts for the past few days now. i’ve had sparky (my car) for two years, but this is the first time i’ve ever really done that. the station (1240 in raleigh) has pretty good sermons, talks and programming. today on the way home, i heard someone say: “jesus wasn’t … More speak those things

battle scars

i was in prayer just now, and i had this thought…not necessarily directly biblical, but just a thought. my image was getting to heaven and seeing jesus face-to-face. he showed me the holes in his hands as he did to thomas. then he prompted me to show him my wounds—-the battle scars i too had … More battle scars

in your courts

i can see your hands when i close my eyes. i can see your hands and they mean so much to me. you are close, so close and you only draw me nearer. i am drawn to you; i approach. i cannot see your face, but i know your Image. i have met you a … More in your courts

dopeness

i’m about to go to bed, but i just wanted to spit off some thoughts. it’s crazy how quickly time flies. i’m 26 now, which i sometimes forget. you always know that you will age, but it’s somehow still a shock when it happens to you. i know, i know, i’m still young. i start my first solo ESL class tomorrow, and … More dopeness

the sin-bearing servant

Isaiah 53  1 Who has believed our report?       And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?        2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,       And as a root out of dry ground.       He has no form or comeliness;       And when we see Him,       There is no beauty … More the sin-bearing servant