THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Why Do We Fear?

Fear is rooted in what we believe. Circumstances, words, and things we see or hear can provoke it. To live a victorious life for Christ, we must harness our fears. Even though the disciples lived with Jesus and saw Him… Read More ›

Purity Amidst Impurity

Sexual impurity abounds! It’s everywhere. Promiscuity has become the norm in our society. While waiting in grocery store checkout lines, we see it plastered over all the magazine headlines. When turning on the television, it’s hard to find a show… Read More ›

Weary In Spirit

Recently, weariness overtook my heart. I was angry with government officials who supported late-term abortions… calling for the rights of women yet neglecting the rights of innocent babies whom they planned to murder. Intense sorrow filled my heart as I… Read More ›

Dwelling In Christ

There are many significant Bible characters that did not have a set dwelling place. The children of Israel wandered the desert for 40 years. King Saul had David running for his life and John the Baptist was a desert dweller,… Read More ›

Salt Of The Earth

Salt has been used in many cultures as a valuable commodity. During Roman times, salt was so precious it provided a means to pay soldiers. Our English word salary comes from the word salarium, a name given to this mineral when… Read More ›

Cleanse Me, Lord!

Children love playing in mud! They have no understanding of hygiene. They eat with their hands and then decide to comb their hair with sticky fingers. Infants and children must be taught the importance of cleanliness. Germs cause infections and… Read More ›

Biblical Love

Those looking to criticize Jesus and His followers suggest that Christians lack compassion and love when they make a stand against sin. Politically correct topics such as gay marriage, full-term abortion, and premarital sex are especially hot topics. However, God’s… Read More ›

A Hard Heart

The seat of our emotions lies within our heart. The Bible warns us to guard our heart because it is the wellspring of life. Everything we do flows from it. The Blue Letter Bible states, the heart is like a… Read More ›

A Good Reputation

Does Jesus care if we have a good name (a combination of reputation and character) or honorable reputation? Should Christians be concerned with how others see and judge their character? The answer is, yes! When we live a life according to God’s… Read More ›

Anger

What causes us to become angry? People or situations are not the cause of our anger. Rather, anger is caused by completely legitimate desires that take over our heartstrings. They are desires that begin to control us. When desires gain… Read More ›

Rest

Rest! Relax! Refresh yourself and recover your strength! God rested on the seventh day and Jesus had solitary moments of quiet time. God designed us with a need for sleep and quiet. He knows our frame (we are but dust!)… Read More ›

A Heavenly Focus

Life here on earth is full of trials, tests, and tribulations. Of course, there are also many days of tranquility, contentment (if we have the right attitude), and joy. But without an intentionally positive perspective that focuses on God and… Read More ›

Light Of The World

l Pitch black, darkness. A lack of light means that there is visual or spiritual impairment. To walk in darkness is to stumble along or live and act according to ignorance, error, sin, even blindness. The Bible states that God… Read More ›

The Cares Of This World

 Our spirits require food, spiritual food. Reading the Bible, listening to Christian music, conversing with Christian friends about the Lord, attending church, and time in prayer are all excellent ways to remain faithful and stimulate spiritual maturity. However, our flesh… Read More ›

Seven More Days

A cataclysmic flood destroyed mankind and all living things on earth, except for eight human beings and the pairs of animals God supernaturally directed to the ark. Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were the only humans… Read More ›

A Need To Fellowship

Communication is vital to any healthy relationship. When we open our hearts and share our needs, hopes, desires, and fears with others we give intimacy permission to take root. Not only did God create mankind in His own image, but… Read More ›

A Pure Heart

 Is a pure heart simply a heart free from sin? A lack of sinfulness is certainly a benefit obtained by maintaining a pure heart, but Biblical purity also encompasses a spiritual single-mindedness. An unwavering focus on God’s will and His… Read More ›

A Cup Of Sweet Water

Christ is our sweet water. He satisfies our thirst for love, justice, compassion, and understanding. He hydrates our spirit and maximizes our spiritual growth. Sweet water is not really sweet; it’s fresh water. Simply put: it is good to drink… Read More ›

Refuse Self-Pity

Every person is born self-centered and is prone to practice self-pity. When we think life has not treated us as we deserve, self-pity is the result. It leads to complaints, murmuring, and bitterness. The biggest clue that self-pity is not… Read More ›