Perhaps one of the most misinterpreted verses in the Bible behind Matthew 7:1 (“Judge not, that ye be not judged.”) is Psalm 37:4 ~ “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” We hear this verse quoted over and over again to and by people who are … More Did God Promise to Give Us the Desires of Our Heart?
As the sun peeks over the mountains here in western NC this morning, it’s not just a brand-new day, but a brand-new year. A clean slate. A fresh start. A new beginning. Out with the old and in with the new, right? In all honesty, I’m struggling today. Struggling with some thoughts of this past … More Enough for a New Year
If I never have a big bank account, God will still own the cattle on a thousand hills. If I never live in a huge, gorgeous house, I will still have a mansion waiting in Heaven. If I never have the ideal body size, God will still give me a glorified body someday. If I … More If I Never…. He Will
I don’t know about you, but I sometimes tend find myself in the uncomfortable position of realizing that my desires and God’s desires are conflicting. My plans and ideas are at the polar opposite end of His plans and ideas. This shouldn’t come as a shock to me because He told us in Isaiah 55, … More Wanting What God Wants
One Wednesday night a month, our church moves our mid-week service to the local nursing home. It just so happens that two of the previous pastors of our church are now residents there. Some days, they’ll know you, and some days, they won’t….but no matter what kind of day they are having, they always know … More A Precious Saint and a Faithful Savior
Confession time: Yesterday, it happened again. I was walking along, minding my own business…even having a pretty good day, when BAM! Out of the blue, I received some news, and was once again hit with the thought of the supreme unfairness of my situation. This was, of course, accompanied by self-pity and a meager attempt … More Minding God’s Business
“No” isn’t a word any of us like to hear. You may have built something up in your mind, have your hopes up….and it can all come crashing down with this one little two-letter word. Disappointment often accompanies “no.” As children, we asked our parents if we could go somewhere or do something, all the … More When God Says, “No”