Life can get so difficult, especially as we get older. But God means life to be so very, very—and I mean VERY—simple. He commands us to do one very, very simple thing: LOVE. And all we do is ignore God and throw it back in his face by totally ignoring that command to LOVE. Look at the world around us. Defined by LOVE? Clearly not. Look at your own life. Defined by LOVE? If like mine, I bet not. Continue reading
Everything! And I mean EVERYTHING! Yes, as absurd as it may sound, every answer to every question you have about life will come out of reading the Bible. Look closer at what I just wrote. Every question you have about life is not necessarily in the Bible but will come out of you reading the Bible. The answers come from you! What? Continue reading
How can you hear God when you put your hands over your ears? That’s exactly the message: You can’t possibly “hear” God if you don’t drown out all the background noise of this world. You need to stop, take a deep breath, cut out the background noise, and you will “hear” God in your life. Guaranteed. Continue reading
You may have heard the song Love Makes the World Go ‘Round written by Bob Merrill for the musical Carnival!. Love should make the world go around because it is the one, only, and very simple command that God gives us and Jesus redelivered and lived. But the kickstart to love is humility, where you think more of others than yourself.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Philippians 2:3
I’ll put it right out there for all—my New Year’s resolution is to make God every day, not just Sundays. Check that; make God an every second God, not just a God for every day. What do I mean? For many Christians, God is a Sunday God. He stays in that place of worship Sunday, and just maybe we let God live with us for the rest of the day. But come Monday, and the “real” world revs up for another week, we leave God behind. Continue reading