“My own eyes had seen it.” 2 Chronicles 9:6

Do you need to see Jesus with your own eyes? You’ve heard the stories, witnessed the change in people’s faces, felt the pull to see for yourself if what they’ve said is true. But you’ve refused. For whatever reason; fear, apathy, stubbornness, pride—you’re holding fast past convictions that what they spread is too good toContinue reading ““My own eyes had seen it.” 2 Chronicles 9:6″

“They abandoned the Lord.” 2 Chronicles 7:22

I think these the saddest, most frightening words in scripture. I remember the days before the Lord saved my hopeless, helpless self. My life like a roller coaster—thinking highs and lows were all there was to live for, terrified of what waited at the end of the ride. But I could never have articulated thisContinue reading ““They abandoned the Lord.” 2 Chronicles 7:22″

Pray, Seek, Turn 2 Chronicles 7:14

There is a misconception that God hears everyone who prays. That’s not what the bible says. The devil deceives us into imagining, as I have imagined, God some sort of naive father figure able to be suckered by any manipulating kid for ten more minutes at the park. Other unrepentant souls think, as I haveContinue reading “Pray, Seek, Turn 2 Chronicles 7:14”

“Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:3

Does Monday feel like a mountain to you? Does it look like the start of a race you haven’t the legs for? We don’t have to roll this way. If our schedule owns us, it’s because we’ve paid into it. Our pride buys the lie that we are everything to everyone—when that is God’s job.  Continue reading ““Every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:3″

“Be strong and courageous.” 1 Chronicles 28:20

King David, in preparing for his death, is giving charge to his son Solomon to know and serve God with a whole heart and a willing mind.  I wondered this morning why Solomon would even need strength and courage? David had pretty much put everything in place for Solomon’s kingship. All expenses were paid forContinue reading ““Be strong and courageous.” 1 Chronicles 28:20″