Complacency & Despair: The Enemy’s Tactics

If there have been two particular tactics being used by the Enemy this day and age, it has been complacency and/or despair. I find that, at times, I am either in one one or the other. Sometimes, depending on what side of the bed I woke up on. It’s been especially noticeable, lately, that I…

His Love

Absolutely nothing can tear us from His Love.  Sometimes we need a reminder. Just call us Israelites. One more trip around that mountain’ll do us some good, eh?  We are not alone in this. Just might need to hit the pause button to create a break in the midst of our selfish tendencies as humans…

Pruning

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes[a] so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me,…

God with Us

When we look at a problem and when we focus on the mess, it’s easy to get lost in it. While I was reading my Bible this morning, the seemingly dire situation that we currently find ourselves in came to mind. For just a brief moment, I viewed the situation from the filter that we…

In the Valley

I’ve been reading (for the 2nd time) a book by Tozer called Alive in the Spirit. He wrote something that stood out to me concerning the person of the Holy Spirit and how we miss the point when we don’t seek out a relationship with Him. We ask for the gifts of the Spirit like…

Poker Table

From the first time I heard the word, perspicacity, I was intrigued by it, because it encompasses several important abilities that we as followers of Christ should either possess or strive to posses. The simple definition is keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration. The way it was presented to me was simply understanding…

Faith

 The book of Hebrews tells me that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen, and although I heartily accept the badge that denotes me as a person of faith I have to be honest and admit that just like most of us, my faith tank needs topping off…