In Hebrews 5:14 we learn that those who are spiritually mature “have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Maturity is not a finish line where you have completed everything you need to know. There is continual training. A part of this training is learning to distinguish between good and evil. There is objective good … Continue reading Maturity and sifting out the gunk in our minds
The other day I was thinking about how political a certain issue has become. Why does everything have to be so politicized? Why can’t people respectfully and graciously disagree about something without painting the other person as an enemy? But you and I don’t have to get sucked in to that approach as if it was … Continue reading Divisive times
How often have we wanted some bit of direction, wisdom or insight from God? But since we don’t see a blazing angel come directly down from the sky with a fiery scroll in his hand we don’t think God hears or responds to us. There’s a scene in a Jim Carrey movie called Bruce Almighty … Continue reading Ordinary means for extraordinary measures
A group of young people saw a downhill skier going down the hill with someone else super close behind them. The skier in the front was an instructor. They were yelling instructions to the person behind: “Left, right, straight, right.” Thinking it would be funny to mess them up, the youth started calling out their … Continue reading My sheep listen to my voice
Do you want to hear from God? With some help to make a decision, or for encouragement? If so, consider this.
Have you ever asked God for sign? After all, life overflows with difficult decisions, ambiguous pathways, and sundry uncertainties. That’s why asking God for some kind of clarity or confirmation can be so enticing! There’s good news: God has already given us direction about how to clarify his will for our lives. Let me suggest … Continue reading The Triangle of Discernment
Do you ever wonder if the Holy Spirit is nudging you to believe something or to do something? If so, you wouldn’t be alone. But the Holy Spirit can be confusing to people. After all, he’s invisible! So let me explain a few things. The Holy Spirit is the Person, power, and presence of God … Continue reading Is it the Holy Spirit?