Tuesday, August 23, 2016

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT RACE RELATIONS -- ALL LIVES MATTER

I listened to a powerful sermon yesterday by Dr. Tony Evans regarding the biblical view of race relations.  I wish every professing Christian would reflect the truth of this teaching in their lives.


Thursday, August 4, 2016

A LIFE CONSUMED WITH A PASSION FOR JESUS


It’s been a while since I have felt I had something I wanted to share on my blog.  The news is chock full of things that continue to declare the signs of the times.  In light of those signs, I really am working with an urgency on my verse-by-verse bible journals and in seeking to become conformed to the person to whom my LORD will be able to say, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  

My granddaughter introduced me to a song by Matthew West that really spoke to my heart.  These are the words that struck me the most.


I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking,
What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?



No regrets, not this time
I'm gonna let my heart defeat my mind
Let Your love make me whole
I think I'm finally feeling something
'Cause just okay is not enough
Help me fight through the nothingness of this life



Cause I don't wanna go through the motions
I don't wanna go one more day
Without Your all consuming passion inside of me
I don't wanna spend my whole life asking
What if I had given everything,
Instead of going through the motions?



The phrase that really spoke to me was the idea of being filled with an “all consuming passion” for Jesus and the things He loves and desires.  I try to do things that honor the LORD, but I truly want to be consumed with a passion that affects my every thought and action.   

If you are a fellow believer, I pray these words will challenge you as well.  The more we give to Jesus of ourselves, the more He will be able to use us for His glory.  He’s coming soon……Let’s live like we believe that!  May we be able to say like Job:  "I shall come forth as gold."