Grace and faith go together. Grace is the all-inclusive provision of everything a believer needs to achieve God’s plans and purposes in their life. These wonderful gifts come from God. God is the source of grace.
Faith is embracing God’s provision of grace. Grace is God’s divine influence, inspiration, guidance, direction, conviction, knowledge, wisdom and power. Faith believes and trusts in God’s grace. Faith relies on God’s grace in all circumstances and faith declares and professes God’s ways, plans and purposes by living out God’s grace. Continue Reading →
Don’t we live in a confused world? In our world today confusion reigns. Right has become wrong, wrong has become right. Good has become bad and bad has become good. Morality has become personal. It is whatever you choose to make it. Whatever suits you is “moral” these days. Everybody is on their own when it comes to standards to live by.
However, in spite of the blurring of the lines between good and evil and right and wrong, there is a morality that remains unshakably rooted in standards of truth and righteousness. Continue Reading →
For those of you who are in my generation you know that growing older changes things. Age has a way of stealing so many of the things you once enjoyed like energy and strength and are replaced with comfy chairs and long naps. But it is not all bad. There is a great upside to growing older.
The one real benefit to growing older is life experience. Having experienced many of the same things younger people are now experiencing, I have the experience and knowledge to help them. Continue Reading →
There are times when you quietly struggle with things. How many times have you had a troubling concern that you hide your heart? Everybody struggles with this. It could be that it is embarrassing and you do not want to share your struggle with anyone to get some help or it may be that you feel that your situation is hopeless. In the end, you suffer alone.
God knows how things are. Jesus came to live in this world and He is familiar with human struggles. Continue Reading →