My faith is simple. I work in an interesting environment, I get to meet a lot of different people. I work in a hospital. The question always comes up: What do you believe in? What is your faith? Or even, Why am I a Christian? At work, we see death every day, we see people take their last breath… and what do they reach for on their death bed? It’s always something of faith, something spiritual, something beyond…
Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 tells his brethren to continue to stand in the gospel that was preached to them and that they received, by which they were saved. He specifically says, “If ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” How can my faith be in vain? Or how can my preaching or someone’s preaching be in vain?
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15
The other day, I asked my children if they recall how God created us, how God created a man. My oldest daughter immediately answered that God created a man from the earth (ground) and breathed into him the breath of life. (Genesis 2:7) Although we have spoken of this before with the children, it was as if the younger children heard it for the first time! They were both so astonished and amazed! They pointed to their arms and with astonishment said, “This is dirt!” It wasn’t even a question – it was simply an expression of their astonishment!
How many times do we hear, think, or catch ourselves saying: “That’s not fair”?!
A less-productive employee gets a promotion. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better deal on the same item you purchased. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better test score, but didn’t even study. That’s not fair!
You get ill on a vacation trip while the rest of your friends don’t. That’s not fair!
And the list can go on and on! Although you may think you are saying this phrase to yourself or simply sharing with someone else – in reality – this phrase speaks against God!
“You should be proud.” We hear this phrase a lot. But should we really be proud and have pride? Do we realize how serious it is to have pride in our hearts? Pride isn’t a light matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly! In James chapter 4, verse 6, we see that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Scriptures show us that this world is composed of “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”, which “is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (Romans…
Time is an interesting thing, phenomenon – you can’t touch it, grab it, stop it, slow it down, increase it, or speed it up. Every person is driven by time. We are constantly looking at the time, checking what time it is, either you have to be somewhere, do something, etc.
But what exactly is time? We know that God is outside of time. That time is an earthly phenomenon, for people, for us. When a person is born into this world, when he begins to breathe – time begins to exist for him! His time begins to “tick”, similar to how his heart begins to “beat.” You can almost picture people being walking clocks. And only God knows the “beginning” of a person’s time and the “end” of it.
Illusions - they are all around us, on television, on social media, in photography, etc. But it is easier to see the illusions around us rather than the illusions in us. Are you living by an illusion? Are you day dreaming? The first…
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:20 Such interesting and serious words Jesus said, that our…
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will…