Do Not Give Up

Let Us Not Become Weary Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9 “Do not give up on me, Lord! Oh please, do not give up!” This has been the cry of my heart. With all of my might, I cling to the Lord and lift up this simple prayer, desperately pushing back against the forces that try to diminish my faith and steal my joy. The enemy loves to bombard me with busyness and a thousand other distractions that persuade me to live as if everything else matters just a little more than Jesus. My eyes get fixed on a hundred worthless things, and they stray Read More

I Am Life

Jesus is Life Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.” John 14:6 Jesus Christ is life. He is our whole life and apart from Him we have nothing. He is the beating of our hearts, the breath in our lungs, and the blood pulsing through our veins. His name is a constant chorus in our hearts, stirring within us during the most ordinary moments of life and rising up like fire in our souls in our most exhilarating moments with Him. How we long to shout His name for the whole world to hear! He alone is worthy of the awe and praise of every single soul on this earth, for He holds the key to truth, life, and every Read More

A Life like His

Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.” Matthew 16:25 As Jesus spoke these words to his disciples, how deeply they must have resounded in his own heart. For as they poured forth from his lips, a portrait of his own life came alive, a picture of his own complete sacrifice. Although these words were aimed as his disciples, they were words that were written all over his life story. From the moment his feet touched this earth, Jesus’ purpose would not be to save his life, but to lose Read More

These Hands

“I will be the same in your old age, and I will bear you up when you turn gray. I have made you, and I will carry you; I will bear and save you.” Isaiah 46:4 I was working around the house today, and as I was scurrying around putting everything in its rightful place, I glanced down at my hands. Something made me stop, and I just stared down at my hands, examining them. These weren’t the hands they used to be; they were worn, creased with lines, and roughened a bit from the effects of time and use. I stood there focused on the change I had never seen in them before. To my surprise, I did not get distressed over these signs Read More

Unashamed

Denying God Have you ever denied God in front of others? Have you ever been that person who sat quietly by as others insulted your Savior, Jesus Christ? Unfortunately, there was a time in my life when that was true of me. In several instances in the past, I just shut my mouth as I listened to those around me criticize Christianity and portray its followers in various stereotypical ways. As uncomfortable as I was, I didn’t want to risk being seen in a similar light. And most certainly, I didn’t want to embrace the idea that suffering would be a part of my Christian faith. The Easy Christian Life I wanted the easy Christian life. You know, the kind of life where you gain Read More