Matters of the Heart (Repost): Part 2

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) Many years ago, the Lord began to deal with me about the condition of my heart. The importance of keeping…

Matters of the Heart (Repost)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7) People tend to judge the character and worth of others by looking at outward appearances. If a person is tall,…

God’s Appointed Times: Shifting Into A New Season 2

“You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” – Psalm 139:5 Forgetting the Past and What’s Behind You Don’t look back, look forward to where you are going. Abram was given a commission by God to leave his country, his people, and his father’s household to go to the land that God…

God’s Appointed Times: Shifting Into A New Season

“You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head.” – Psalm 139:5 I think we’re all ready to “shift” into a new season of life.  Several years ago I learned several important things on how you can confidently walk through the seasons of life with God and live victoriously through a new season.…

“Uncivil” Part 2

What does the Scriptures have to say about civility? According to Wikipedia, the phrase “silence is golden” most likely comes from a proverb extolling the value of silence over speech, “Speech is silver, silence is golden”. There comes a time when we must break silence. Being silent may not be the best solution when our democracy is failing. Our nation…

God Is . . .

“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him” (1 John 4:16). God is absolutely purposeful. He says in Isaiah 46:9-10, …I am God, and there is no one like Me, declaring the end from the beginning and from…

They Always Go Astray in Their Hearts

“All of us, like sheep, have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the wrongdoing of us all To fall on Him” (Is. 53:6). Time after time the people of Israel would stray away from God’s righteous standards into error, confusion, undesirable actions or thoughts contrary to the will and ways of God. They were…

Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

“And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3 Isaiah 46:9-10 establishes a broad understanding of God and His eternal purpose. He declares and sees His desire fulfilled before it is manifested before human eyes. His purpose is eternal in nature. He declared His promises “from the beginning,” and “from ancient times things…

Look and See!

“Look at the nations and watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” (Hab.1:5) We are living in a time much like the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk. Habakkuk was a Hebrew prophet of seventh century b.c. Judah who prophesied an imminent Chaldean invasion.…