“So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”– Psalm 90:12 Recently, I was talking with a man who is at church whenever the doors are open. He told me he had been away from the Lord for 64 years, and now that he has found Christ, he wants as much of Him as he can possibly get. You see, he is making up for lost time – for the years that … Read More
“For I am confident of this very thing, that he who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”– Philippians 1:6 My dad had a country store. Every year, we would close down the store to take inventory. It was a tough job because we had to count every single thing in the store. Sometimes we need to be bold enough to take a searching inventory of our lives as well. If you’re … Read More
An Independent Audit
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts…”– Psalm 139:23 Corporations have long recognized the value of an independent audit to uncover any financial wrongdoing and identify assets and liabilities. This kind of honest, intentional assessment makes positive change possible. In the same way, through the process of confession, we are “independently audited” by God Himself. When our wrongdoing is revealed, we become aware of our need for forgiveness in specific areas. Then, … Read More
Do You Love God?
“And by this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments.”– I John 2:3 Do you love God? I would be quite surprised if you said “No.” In fact, I believe most people would reply, “Yes, I most certainly love God.” But, there is a simple test that tells us how much we really love God. The test has nothing to do with church attendance, or time spent in prayer or Bible study or … Read More