Sometimes Flight Is the Best Fight
Apr 10, 2015
In the kingdom of the heart, the commanding hierarchy is this: King Delight rules and he tells General Desire what to want. General Desire then issues commands to Lieutenant Will to act on the want. No one does anything by “sheer will-power.”
Quiet the Fear, Do the Work
Apr 6, 2015
Strategy, organization, and training are essential when a soldier is called to fight in a war. But by far the hardest thing to do is actually quiet the fear and do the hard work of fighting. During the American Civil…
Not My Will Be Done
Apr 2, 2015
And no human has suffered more in embracing the will of God the Father than God the Son. And he did gladly, for the inexpressible joy set before him.
What Will You Leave Behind?
Mar 27, 2015
What are you pouring your life into making? When it’s over, what will you leave behind that will really last? When you report to your master how you invested the talents he gave you, what will you show as a return?
The Priceless Gift of Corrective Lenses
Mar 23, 2015
Lenses are extraordinarily powerful things. We interpret reality depending on the way we see it. If something is wrong with our seeing — our lenses — we won’t see what’s real. And this is far more important when it comes to spiritual sight than it is with physical sight.
Live Homeless, Homesick, and Free
Mar 20, 2015
There is a homelessness that is distinctly Christian. For a Christian is no longer of this world even though he or she remains in the world (John 17:14–15).
Jesus Will Not Leave You Alone
Mar 13, 2015
You and Jesus share a desire for your comfort, but you don’t always agree on what kind of comfort is best for you. And he won’t agree to disagree.
Don’t Follow Your Heart
Mar 9, 2015
“Follow your heart” is a creed embraced by billions of people. It’s a statement of faith in one of the great pop cultural myths of the Western world; a gospel proclaimed in many of our stories, movies, and songs. Essentially…
Can We Really Be Free from Excessive Fears?
Mar 6, 2015
Fear is a powerful force. It is a gift from God but often we fear things in ways and degrees which we shouldn’t. Can we really be free from excessive fears?
The Great Achievers Are the Great Believers
Mar 2, 2015
Most people want their lives to count for something. Something deep inside them wants to make some kind of difference in the world, to leave a mark, a lasting legacy. It is a longing for significance to do something “great.” …
Why Things Often Don’t Make Sense
Feb 27, 2015
We humans have an irrepressible need to make sense of the world and our experience in it. Meaninglessness Is an Illusion Darwinian naturalists believe that we adapted this need for meaning in order to secure food and pass along our…
When Your Faith for Fishing Is Small
Feb 23, 2015
How is your faith for evangelism? Too frequently mine is too small. I hate that sin of unbelief and having just spent a few days with some joyful, bold, fruitful evangelists, I am freshly encouraged to fight it. A reluctance…
God’s Glory in Your Extraordinary Story
Feb 20, 2015
You only need to stop long enough to think. There is so much divine glory to see in your truly extraordinary story.
The Hopelessness and Hope of the Greatest Commandments
Feb 16, 2015
There are no commandments in the Bible more devastating than the two that Jesus said are the greatest: And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and…
What Is Your Doing Saying?
Feb 13, 2015
Your actions speak. Your works are words. The question is what are they saying? Actions Speak The old adage, “actions speak louder than words,” is true because, as another adage says, “words are cheap.” So, when it comes to our…
Tell Them About Me
Feb 9, 2015
Into this horrible, humanly impossible famine God sends preachers — preachers in pulpits, on street corners, at the family table, in living rooms and hospitals and Bible studies and prisons.
A Book About Sin to Make You Happy
Feb 2, 2015
This book is all about our pursuit of happiness and freedom. It doesn’t just give us dismal descriptions and analyses of the various pathologies of our sin disease.
The God-man or a Madman?
Jan 30, 2015
In John chapter 5, Jesus throws down the gauntlet. First, he healed a man who had been disabled for 38 years. On the Sabbath (verse 9). On purpose...
Jan 26, 2015
These two words, “but God,” tell us that we have been saved only by God’s grace. Dead children of wrath do not become living, loving children of God but for God.
What to Do When We’re Prayerless
Jan 23, 2015
Are you wrestling with prayerlessness? Here are five ways into more consistent and passionate time alone with God.
How Involved Is God in the Details of Your Life?
Jan 16, 2015
God gives us a close-up of Joseph’s life is to show us how active he is in ours, how he never leaves us or forsakes us in the good and the bad.
Jan 12, 2015
Some cover-ups are lies and some cover-ups are love. It depends on who’s doing the covering...
God Is at Work in Your Unremarkable Days
Jan 9, 2015
This Book enlightens and confounds, humbles and encourages me. It has more wisdom in it than can possibly be mined in a lifetime. It speaks to me in the things that it explicitly says, and also in what it doesn’t say...
Ask Whatever You Wish
Jan 5, 2015
This promise that Jesus made to us is so sweeping in its scope and seems beyond the experience of many of us that it can strike us as unbelievable...