Complacency

Complacency

Complacency is defined as self-satisfaction, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.   In some reading last week, I came across the following quote by A. W. Tozer: “Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth.” For...
The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

The Surrendered Life–the Call of a Disciple!

Pat Morley says that many Christians have started on the wrong foot with Jesus Christ.   He writes, “It is the proposition that Jesus can be Savior without being Lord.  It is the idea that one can add Christ but not subtract sin.  Many of us have merely added Christ...
Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

The marketplace is always buzzing with activity. It can push us to feel hurried and anxious. It can tempt us to start setting priorities in line with its prevailing values of profit and loss. With these pressures, especially in the past year, we could let them dictate...
Thirsting for Rest Amid Stress

Thirsting for Rest Amid Stress

“Then God opened Hagar’s eyes, and she saw a well full of water. She quickly filled her water container and gave the boy a drink.” Genesis 21:19 (NLT)   Thirsting For Rest Amid Stress Written by Brenda Bradford Ottinger (Proverbs 31 Ministries)   I’d barely...
What’s In Your Hand?

What’s In Your Hand?

The Lord said to Moses, “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” Exodus 4:2   When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, Moses struggled with doubt. He responded to God with question after question, trying to wrap his mind...
Trials, Trust, & Hope

Trials, Trust, & Hope

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. James1:2-3 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take...