I have recently read a couple of blogs where the blogger responded to a negative comment from a reader. I wanted to write just a few words about this and hopefully be of encouragement and help to someone. Not that I have all the answers by any means but I know that God does and I hope that in my almost 65 years of living and my 58 years of following Christ, that He has taught me some things that I can share with other believers.
First of all, we must examine what our true beliefs about the Bible are. Do we believe all that it says all of the time? Do we believe part of what it says all of the time? All of what it says part of the time?
I have a friend who took a magic marker and blacked out the parts in her Bible where the scripture referred to a wife's submission to her husband. In her defense, she was a young Christian and I don't think she realized the enormity of what she had done. (In the book of Revelation, it warms about adding to or taking away from God's Word) But b…
Reading Jonathan Cahn's devotional book, The Book of Mysteries, has truly been one of the highlights of my life.
Every day I look so forward to it and it always includes THE MISSION for the day which is a great biblical challenge.
Yesterday's devo was entitled The Apostasia and was about "the great falling away" before the end of the age.
Ephesians 6:13, Philippians 2:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3 and 2 Timothy 3:1-4 address this prophecy.
The devotional includes this paragraph--"In the age of departure from the Word, you must hold all the stronger.. You must commit to hold all the more strongly to the Word, the faith, and the stand. And the more you hold the Word, the more you will find your stasis, the person you were created to be....And you will stand."
The Mission: Take a command from the New Testament and fully carry it out today. Commit to live your life all the more by the Word of God.
So, just for today, I will hold on tight to God's Word an…
So you guys, I am getting better with my health challenges and I go shopping at T. J. Maxx last week. PLEASE DO NOT SCROLL DOWN BEFORE YOU READ--SPOILER ALERT!
By the way, if you are able to go shopping, please remember to thank God for it. It has been several months since I have been able to shop.
So, I find a great buy on a large wicker basket that will BARELY fit in to the shopping cart and does NOT want to come out when I get to the cash register. Just kidding they don't really have cash registers anymore but you know what I mean.
So the checker reaches over the counter and scans it and I proceed to pay for my purchase and start out the door knowing that I was not strong enough to carry the basket all the way to the car.
So, (have I used that word before?) I get outside the store and the cart wheels lock up. I remember trying to get the basket out of the cart at the check out counter and decide I only wanted to punish my back with that chore ONE time--and that being when …