A Will Opposed to God’s Will Brings Destruction

Some food for thought. It’s not our sinful NATURE that condemns us, but at the core, our oppositional WILL. A sinful nature cannot be anything other than what it is. Just as a car cannot be anything other than car. Yet a sinful nature leads to death. James 1:15 Then after desire has conceived, it […]

Amazing Grace- God is Good

It’s been a long day, but in every moment, God has been in it. He shows me over and over again, He is here, He is with me, He is listening, and He is working on my behalf. I need only be still, and know that He is God. He is fighting for me, and […]

A Decision Not to Choose is Still a Choice

Some #FoodforThought for the day. Whether we acknowledge the existence of God or not, that acknowledgement or lack thereof doesn’t remove us from the perils of hell and eternal damnation. Gasp! I know… harsh words. Folks don’t like to hear words like hell and damnation bandied about, especially if they are pointed at them. But […]

Pagan Concepts, Human Will, Choices

I’m learning a LOT reading RC Sproul’s Romans Expositional Commentary. (aff link.) In the current chapter, studying Romans 7:14-25 where Paul is is discussing the will of man, Sproul starts off by talking about two of the most pervasive pagan ideas that creep into our minds and culture, almost without us noticing them. One is […]

Wrath of God, Holy and Just

Just doing some reading and contemplating some of the stories in the Old Testament. I know a lot of people (myself included, once upon a time) sometimes read the stories of wrath and violence in the OT, and wonder how if God is so good, can He just smite people for not adhering to a […]

Yes, I Believe in God. Do You?

I’ve been reading Romans this week during my Bible study time, and it’s filled with much wisdom and many of God’s promises that give me hope and comfort. However, it’s also filled with truths, and some of them can be hard truths to swallow, especially in our current culture. There are so many who rebel against God, […]

How Do You Handle Pesky Feelings Like Doubt?

For most folks, this can be an uncomfy question. The mere acknowledgment to yourself that you have doubts, can often result in even more doubts, and lead you down a dark road full of questions and fear. You start wondering if you truly believe like you thought you did, and are you really saved like you thought […]

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Have you ever heard that old cliché? It kinda blows, right? Hypocrisy to the nth degree, whatever the heck an nth is. Let’s Talk Hypocrites hyp·o·crite  /ˈhipəˌkrit/ Courtesy of the Urban Dictionary, a hypocrite is: A person who engages in the same behaviors she condemns others for. A person who professes certain ideals, but fails […]

Learning to Pray is Learning to Say- “God I Need You”

I have three boys. Their ages are 13 (almost 14), 9 (almost 10) and 3. Obviously they are each at very different stages of their lives. Every day it feels like new challenges arise, new fruitless (and sinful) worries are stirred up, and new ideas & solutions are needed to resolve them. The pull of […]

Revel in the Burn of Righteous Anger? Or Let It Go?

I recently posted a Facebook status in response to some personal things that frankly, really anger me . And in my mind, rightly so! It’s not prudent or even worth sharing the nitty gritty details here but I can share how I responded to those details. I thought it’d be a good lesson for #SLF readers, […]