Prayer of the Sincere Heart

Matthew 6:5-8 Jesus encouraged people not to pray like the hypocrites, or those who think themselves religous.  Some people pray for show, others pray hoping God will be pursuaded by constant chatter.  What God really wants is a conversation in sincerity.   When we pray worried about what others think, we are really doing it … Continue reading Prayer of the Sincere Heart


A Person of Faithful Prayer

"Elijah was a man just like us... (James 5:17) That little bit of information must have come as quite a surprise to those who thought of Elijah as only second to Moses.  How dare James say that the average person of faith is just like such a great man of God.  Yet, James clearly states … Continue reading A Person of Faithful Prayer

Free to Come to The Father

"Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus"  Hebrews 10:19 I think see our relationship with God like this: Imagine the president of the United States is in the oval office. The Secretary of State is setting in a high back chair across from him. In … Continue reading Free to Come to The Father

The Life of a Follower: Living in Contentment and Paitence

James 5:7-11 The life of a follower is a life built on Patience and waiting.  Our entire life of faith is built on waiting for the promise of God’s return. Everything else we go through in life whether blessing or suffering is really nothing compared to the blessing of Christ, and what we will have … Continue reading The Life of a Follower: Living in Contentment and Paitence

Waiting Times in the Lord

  Lamentations 3:24-26 (NIV) 24  I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." 25  The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; 26  it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.     "Wait just … Continue reading Waiting Times in the Lord

Hope in the God of Heaven and Earth

Joshua 2 "...for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below. " (Joshua 2:11 b) Imagine that you are living in a time when the world is in utter change.  Everything you knew and trusted in is suddenly being taken away.  Your home is in danger of enemies invading … Continue reading Hope in the God of Heaven and Earth

Identity Crisis

Hebrews 11:23-27 I remember as a child reading the book, “Are You My Mother”. It was about a little bird that came out of its shell and went searching for its mother. It asked all the animals and even a steam shovel if it was its mother. Hopefully we don’t experience such an identity crisis … Continue reading Identity Crisis

Letting God Transform You on The Journey

Jacob had two major God encounters that helped to bookend nearly twenty years of transformation in his life. He left home, after stealing the inheritance and the blessing that was to be his brothers.; On his way to distant relatives he found himself in his first major encounter with God. Being the son of Isaac … Continue reading Letting God Transform You on The Journey

Freedom in Resurrection Hope

Hebrews 11:17-19 Abraham believed in God's power to preserve or bring back the hope and promise of his son Isaac from the dead. Abraham was free to trust God, because of his deep faith. We who follow Christ hold to the resurrection hope found through Jesus overcoming the death of the cross on Easter Sunday. … Continue reading Freedom in Resurrection Hope

The Faith Journey is a Continual Process

Hebrews 11:13-16 We read of the great faith of Abraham, Jacob, and others in ancient Israel's history. They stepped out in trust in many ways, and God used their faith to show the world divine greatness. Faith originates with God. God is faithful in his care of humanity. Our faith begins to grow, as we … Continue reading The Faith Journey is a Continual Process