God has a Plan A for your life. And there is no Plan B. I was reminded of what this plan was the other day from the book of Thessalonians. In 1 Thessalonians 4:13, we find a startling verse from Paul: “For this is the will of God, your sanctification . . .” What’s God’s […]Read more "What’s God’s Plan for Your Life?"
We can have testimonies that are more or less dramatic, but never one that is boring. When God raises someone from the dead, it is always staggering.Read more "Why No Testimony is Boring"
If you are in the process of choosing a church, or know someone who is, some sort of criteria for the decision-making process can be helpful. But there’s no reason to nit-pick until the cows come home. Every church has its flaws. If you find a church that’s perfect and then become a member it […]Read more "4 Questions to Consider When Choosing A Church"
“What’s up, fam?” These were the words that Lecrae spoke to me when I introduced myself to him. I remember the day like it was yesterday. But it was 2008. It was the beginning of my sophomore year and I attended a college in a town of about 10,000 people. All my life I had […]Read more "The Day I Met Lecrae"
To varying degrees, we all struggle with pride. We may not always thirst for it, but a drink from the fountain of humility is one we all could use. Humility is not something we’re born with; it is something we must pursue. Though a virtue, the Bible never mentions humility as a spiritual gift. Even […]Read more "7 Ways To Pursue Humility"
When God makes you wait for something, it’s not his way of depriving you, but rather his means of changing you. Because God is sovereign over all, this is applicable to all of life. The big things like a spouse, children, a new job. Or the little things like waiting for a text message response, or waiting […]Read more "4 Reasons Why God Makes You Wait"
Chapter two of the book of Mark reveals what Jesus wants to give us. And it is something greater than being healed from a crippling injury. Most of us are familiar with the story. Jesus is in a home preaching the Word to anyone and everyone who would listen. Many people arrive to hear him. […]Read more "What Jesus Really Wants To Give You"
Contentment is beautiful because contentment brings joy. It’s not something that comes naturally, but something that we have to learn (Philippians 4:11). The world doesn’t help, as it seems to be set up to only deepen our discontentment. But, paradoxically, the pathway to joy comes through the avenue of contentment. […]Read more "How Celebrating Your Accomplishments Brings Contentment"
We’ve heard it before: The truth will set you free. This is true. And also some of the most misquoted words of Jesus. This saying originally came from Jesus in the Gospel of John, “. . . and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). Some secular avenues love this verse without even originally […]Read more "The Truth Will Not Set You Free"
Suffering is inevitable. Bitterness is a choice. Recently, I listened to John Piper speak about bitterness on one of the “Ask Pastor John” audio clips that Desiring God holds almost daily. Piper mentions four ways we can fight bitterness. You can listen to the full audio here, and I have also listed Piper’s four points […]Read more "John Piper on Fighting Bitterness"