February 12, 2018


Luke 1:37
“For nothing will be impossible with God."

It is a premise for most things that if one does the fundamentals well then one will do the task well. To be an author one must know how to write well. To be a basketball player one must know how to dribble and to shoot. To be a cook one must have a basic knowledge of how to cook certain meats and vegetables and what flavors go good together. It is the same with faith. If we are to walk with the Lord we must understand and live out the basic tenets of our face.

One such precept is that the Lord is sovereign.  The belief that all of creation is under the rule of God is central to Biblical Christianity.  Recognizing that nothing happens without His direction or permission is to grasp sovereignty.  However, as one lives his or her daily live, without the pressures that that brings, it is hard to live out the sovereignty of God.  It is difficult to forgo worry.  It may even be a more amazing feat to abdicate control with the understanding that it was never really yours.  Yet, if you and I are to truly live for Christ, we must live the fundamental principle that with God all things

January 5, 2018

~ My Hope Is In The Lord ~

Ever since the fall, sin has wreaked havoc on the world and its inhabitants.  Paul, in the eighth chapter of Romans, describes how every part creation awaits restoration when he declares, “For the creation waits with eager longing... [to] be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. (19, 21)” If you are like me, then you connect with the thought expressed in these verses.  The consequences of living in a fallen world are palpable.  The weight of living for Christ is forever present and at times feels unbearable.  Yet, God continues to tarry and we continue to be Christians living in a fallen world.  

That being the case, the question is, then how are those who profess Christ live in a world, a culture opposed to Him and His way?  The answer is simple yet difficult.  It is simple in that answer is to have complete confidence in Him who calls us to Salvation.  It is difficult for thought our hope lies with Him who was victorious on the Christ, the battle still rages. 

It is my prayer that each of us will daily take into account the words of a few verses in Lamentation… and that we will live these out daily!  Let us remember the assurances found in Lamentations 3:22-24, that “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.   “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”