This morning, while reading Acts, one section in particular hit me hard. "After they called in the apostles and had them flogged, they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them. Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be treated … Continue reading Have You Counted the Cost?
"I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You … Continue reading The One About The American Church
Can I be honest? I was guilty of enjoying cancel culture. For those who don't know, "cancel culture" is the phenomenon that occurs when people, especially celebrities and those with popularity, act inappropriately (like being openly racist) and being exposed (which tends to lead to them being fired from their jobs, outcasted by society, etc). … Continue reading We Need To Cancel “Cancel Culture”
American Christianity is tiresome. American Christianity will tell you that if you don't vote for a certain person, watch certain news stations, read certain websites, etc, you couldn't possibly know Jesus. Depending on what "side" you may find yourself on, you were offended reading what I just wrote. The truth is, neither party worships Jesus. … Continue reading The Elephant, The Donkey, The Lion & The Lamb
I remember the day when I realized I had a problem. My friend and I were laughing at a fellow brother in Christ, talking about all of the ways he was so "twisted" and "wrong" in his theology. In the middle of our laughter, a friend of ours (who was a pastor) turned around and … Continue reading Addiction to Pride
10 years. Wow. I meant to write this closer to April 25th, but with everything going on (Coronavirus, kids at home, etc), I haven't quite gotten around to it until now. But after 10 years of following God, with some stumbles and struggles along the way, I finally find myself on top of a metaphorical … Continue reading My Testimony: 10 Years Later
One thing COVID-19 seems to be accomplishing is revealing to people just how fragile their lives are. From their jobs to their homes, their food sources to their health, everything has suddenly become unstable. And that’s the kind of mess God loves to work in. See, life’s always been fragile; we’re just typically blind to … Continue reading Fragile.
At my worst, He was still drawing me to Him. God was whispering “come to me”. As I took some time to reflect on the 10th anniversary since I was saved, I realized that, even in my darkest moments, God was still there calling me. So much attention is given to the day of salvation, … Continue reading Whispers.
I know God is working. So many of the saints have suffered trails these past years. And I don't claim to know God's purpose, but I know He doesn't waste suffering. What if God has been preparing His saints for a harvest? What if, through a worldwide crisis, He is drawing millions to Himself? What … Continue reading Wildfire Revival
"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28 What purpose could there be in death? How can God use such a loss? How does God win when evil seems to triumph? Look to the CROSS. I … Continue reading The King Who Defeated Death