Have you ever been guilty of quietly sharing a little nugget of gossip with someone else? Or, have you been on the receiving end of some juicy piece of gossip ? It’s kind of exciting. It’s titillating. It’s enjoyable. It’s like you can’t resist. It’s just too good!
Yet, there is something in you that tells you that you shouldn’t be doing it. Even though you might enjoy passing on a little dirt or hearing about someone else’s dirt, your participation in such things does not come without guilt. Continue Reading →
There is an old saying, “If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” I think it is always a good thing for every believer to take a close look at his or her life and ask the question, “Am I where I should be with the Lord? Have I sort of wandered away and cooled off a bit?
Today, I invite every believer to call a “time-out” from the hectic business of life and take a close look at yourself. Continue Reading →
There is a whole secret world that thrives in your thought-life. It is the place where your most secret sinful and shameful desires are stored. You know what I am talking about. Aren’t you glad that your thoughts cannot be seen by anyone else? How embarrassing that would be!
These thoughts are the source of conflict between God’s righteous will and desires and your own human sinful desires and will. This is the place where the act of sin begins. Continue Reading →