I’m going to take the next 6 weeks off from writing. Yes, I will still be available for counseling, but I won’t be creating new posts. So let me say it now:
Happy Holidays to You & Yours!
For to us a Child is born,
to us a Son is given,
& the government will be on His shoulders.
And He will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ISAIAH 9:6
At the peak of His creativity, The Lord wanted to make another Someone – a Someone who would bear His likeness. And the Someone He made would have a natural need & desire for Him – & a need for a Someone of his own. Continue reading “In the Beginning”
I love the movies. Stories – written or told aloud – of transformation. Consider the hero of any great story … on the Big Screen or in The Bible. Continue reading “What Does It Take to Be a Hero?”
My old home church used to sing, Burdens are lifted at Calvary.
Peter wrote, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
However, when resolution is delayed or not going the way you want it to go,
your emotions will prompt you to take back your burdens & your fears. Continue reading “At Calvary”
If you’ve read The Book, you know Who wins. But during your time here on earth, you’re being directed in the Movie Version. No one can play your part except you. So who is directing you?
The Lord says you belong to him. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)
The enemy says you belong to no one. Do what you please.
The Lord wants to make you over in His Image. (Genesis 1:26)
The enemy wants to make you over into his.
The Lord says you are one flesh in marriage. (Ephesians 5:31)
The enemy says it doesn’t matter. Just move on if you don’t get what you want.
The Lord says a woman was created for her husband. (1 Corinthians 11:9)
The enemy says the man is just a paycheck and slave labor for his wife.
The Lord says a man’s job is to love and protect his wife. (Ephesians 5:25-30)
The enemy says the man should look out only for himself.
QUESTION: So who is directing your thoughts and feelings and actions? On a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), how would you rate your ability to distinguish who is directing your life movie? Is it The Lord … or is it someone else?