In my last post, I wrote about a routine of starting the day our right with bible reading and prayer, particularly regarding spiritual warfare. Today, I'm going to share a little bit on what the bible refers to as "impudent" prayer. This was from listening to John MacArthur's recent sermon series "Don't Be Afraid To … Continue reading Impudent Prayer
I learned another lesson. Actually, I relearned it. Monday, I started the day off with a strong prayer session, and the day was fantastic! Yesterday, I didn't, and it was a struggle. I wonder if there is a correlation there. Hmmm. Why is it so hard to get it through my head that my life … Continue reading Day by Day
Confession time. I have been pretty frustrated lately with my indwelling sin. It doesn't seem to be getting any better with regard to noticeable change in self-control. In other words, it doesn't seem as if I have lost any weight. I've come to the biblical conclusion that for me dieting and exercise regimens are a … Continue reading Patiently Waiting?
My last post, "He's Coming!" called us to be ready for Jesus' return. We don't know when, so we're to live as if he could come at any minute. What does that look like? That got me to thinking about how much this Christian life is like a two-sided coin. For example, we're called to … Continue reading Like a Two-Sided Coin
Statistics don't lie. Although I have been told that 54.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot, I can't deny that most of my viewers are, ahem, the "older" crowd. Women outnumber men 70/30 overall, but the older the reader, the more likely she is to be female. Young people are few with … Continue reading Growing Old
It was my intention to start today's post by saying that Psalm 37 is one of my favorite landing places in the bible. I didn't because I have so many that are my "favorites" that this no longer is an adequate descriptor. Maybe I should say Psalm 37 is one of my favorite, favorite of … Continue reading My New Favorite Verse
The final report on Ravi Zacharias was released this week. You can read the RZIM open letter here as well as the independent investigator's report at the end of that letter. Wow. I wrote on the intermediate statement in my December 24, 2020 post. Ravi Zacharais was a titan in Christian apologetics. Who wasn't glad … Continue reading More on Ravi Zacharias.
What did you think about Wednesday's post? Is dieting really a false religion? Let's explore that some more. Here's how Bible Gateway defines false religion: The worship of anything that is not God, including any form of religion that fails to do justice to the glory and majesty of God. Scripture criticizes both the practices … Continue reading Is Dieting Really a False Religion?
Last night my eyes were opened to a portion of scripture that I had not noticed before. Who opened them? God did. My eyes are still blind, mind you, and I see only because he has given me sight. Little by little, he shows me more and more. I have found that dieting is another … Continue reading Dieting: Another False Religion.
How interesting is it that the very last chapter to John Owen's book, "The Mortification of Sin" is the one that is the most enjoyable. Prior to that, it was a tremendous amount of discussion of sin. In a nutshell, there is no delivery from indwelling sin unless one genuinely repents; and one cannot genuinely … Continue reading No Shortcuts.