Priority Hallowed

What’s Your Highest Priority? The issues [real-world problems] themselves are real and must be dealt with in their place. But it is tragic that, in paying attention to them, so many in our day seem to have been distracted from what was, is, and always will be the true priority for every human being—that is, learning how to know God …

Gratitude

That’s the Will of God? Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Why would giving thanks be the will of God? When you think about the will of God, do you not think of “bigger” things. It is the will of God for me to move …

Preparing Your Minds for Action

Preparing Your Minds for Action “Prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13) Interestingly, some Bible versions translate the opening phrase as “Gird up your loins!” This phrase doesn’t have much significance today because we typically don’t wear …

An Invitation to Rest

An Invitation to Rest Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28–30 Jesus lived His life …

Who Likes Boring?

Who likes dull, lifeless things? How many people live in pursuit of the bland? Gray may be an in-vogue color for a wall in one’s home, but it is never in vogue as the condition of one’s heart. Where is the color and the fullness? Where is the life? Where is the brilliance? The word brilliant comes from the Latin …