How do we reconcile two apparently contradictory realities: a good God and a messed up world? If you look at the world, you might decide to dislike God.
A lot of us think what God wants is boring. That’s a blatent lie. What God wants matches our deepest desires and fulfills us beyod imagination.
Marriage and salvation have a lot in common. Earthly wedding customs foreshadow our heavenly wedding when Jesus takes the church as His bride.Read more
When two are “yoked,” each feels every move of the other. Yokes well-picture the “oneness” found in both human and spiritual marriage.Read more
You will be like God.
Alluring words, but deadly ones, because they flow from a forked-tongue. “Like God” sounds good until you look at the details: knowing like God knows means knowing what is good and what is evil just like God knows what is good and what is evil. How does God know what is good and what is evil? He uses His own goodness to evaluate all else. It works perfectly for Him, but only because He is good through and through. It doesn’t work for any other being, natural or supernatural. The serpent’s alluring words spring from a warped character and lead to death. The same thing happens when we use our own character to evaluate our circumstances, because we also aren’t good through and through – our forked-hearts kill our joy. Knowing like God knows can only be done by God.
Jesus is always there but often unnoticed. We need to learn to pay attention and sense His presence. If we don’t, He fades out of view.Read more
Think of a time when someone truly enjoyed your company. Multiply that by a zillion, and you’ll get a mere taste of God’s delight in your presence.