“Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26

What does this mean? What does work look like when done according to faith in God? First and foremost, the work of God is too believe the Son of God claimed my sin soaked soul as His own and suffered God’s righteous wrath for it—which was death by crucifixion. That’s work one. Without work one,Continue reading ““Faith without works is dead.” James 2:26″

“Do not say, ‘I am a youth.'” Jeremiah 1:7

I cherish this beautiful encounter between the Lord and Jeremiah. How easily they talk with each other. As a kid, I knew I could pray. I asked God for lots of things. I called on God for help. But without the Holy Spirit, who breathes life into our spirit, through saving faith in Jesus—I couldContinue reading ““Do not say, ‘I am a youth.’” Jeremiah 1:7″

“Ask in faith, with no doubting.” James 1:6

Some thoughts about wisdom, faith, and doubt. James speaks of praying for wisdom. “If any of you lacks wisdom, ask.” However, without faith—we need not expect wisdom from God. Should I take the job? Save my money? Offer my help? Pay the price? Every day we’re faced with decisions like these and wisdom is theContinue reading ““Ask in faith, with no doubting.” James 1:6″

“From every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.” Revelation 7:9

The blood of every color is interwoven into the DNA of King Jesus. Look through the Old Testament and you will find how intentional God was in bringing forth His firstborn Son by blood flowing through the veins of every nation, tribe, people, and tongue. It’s mind-boggling! How God loves is a concept we will neverContinue reading ““From every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.” Revelation 7:9″

“And this is eternal life.” John 17:3

If these words don’t put us on the edge of our seat, nothing good could. I hold my breath every time I read them! Can’t wait to hear this all-affectionate statement. Jesus inviting us into a most intimate relationship with Him, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God,Continue reading ““And this is eternal life.” John 17:3″