Afraid of God
Posted on November 25, 2015 4 Comments
I am going to say it up front and perhaps make a lot of well-meaning Christians upset. Being afraid of God is never the right motive for obeying Him. And “obeying” God because you are afraid God will punish you by bringing bad things into your life, or taking away things from you, is the […]
Overcome Your Fear
Posted on September 2, 2015 1 Comment
No doubt you have experienced fear. It is evil. It can paralyze its victims. Fear does not come from God. In his second and last letter to Timothy, the Apostle Paul warned his spiritual son not to yield to fear, especially as it related to fulfilling the purpose of God for his life. He wrote: […]
What’s Before You, Blessings or Curses?
Posted on March 18, 2015 5 Comments
When you look into your future, what do you see? Blessings or curses? I remember a song we sang decades ago, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus.” The lyrics of one of its verses were, “The Cross before me, the world behind me…no turning back.” It is a powerful song of consecration. It reminds us […]
Divine Protection For Perilous Times
Posted on February 18, 2015 5 Comments
These are perilous times. Bad news is increasing. Evil is abounding. But you do not have to be afraid. Jesus is the Good Shepherd. During the time of Jesus, a shepherd would
Who’s Afraid of the Devil?
Posted on January 22, 2015 3 Comments
When you hear some people talk, you would think the devil is more powerful than God! They are afraid of him. In their minds, he is omnipresent and omnipotent and the epitome of evil; someone they are to run from as fast as they can or else he will destroy them. But are these things […]
Does the Devil Frighten You?
Posted on July 9, 2014 5 Comments
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8) Notice how Peter described the devil. He used the personal possessive adjective, your. This means Satan is not just “the” enemy; he is “your” personal enemy. And you are his personal target. […]
Are You Facing Trouble?
Posted on January 8, 2014 4 Comments
Trouble comes in different sizes. Some are small enough for you to ignore. Others are meager enough for you to manage alone. But what do you do when you are surrounded by an army of trouble? That was the question the servant of Elisha wanted an answer to the morning an army of trouble came […]
Why Are You So Fearful?
Posted on January 2, 2012 14 Comments
When a terrible storm threatened to sink their boat on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus’ disciples panicked. Feeling they were going to drown while Jesus slept, they awakened Him with a rebuke, “Teacher, don’t you care that we perish?” Jesus arose. Taking control of the Sea and charge of the Wind, He opened His mouth […]