What To Do When The Bible Isn’t “Speaking” Or “Connecting” To You

Why do I feel distant to God? I try to read my Bible and nothing is “clicking.” Why does the Bible not “speak” to me like others? Why is God so quiet? I should give up. I’m not a good Christian. I used to wonder about these things. I would beat myself up about “not … Continue reading What To Do When The Bible Isn’t “Speaking” Or “Connecting” To You

Battle Of Spirit & Flesh (Groans & Grunts)| Christian Poem

All to Jesus I surrender. The words whisper in my spirit.   Yet, my flesh is angry and screams, "BUT THIS IS MINE!" The battle begins and the lines are intertwined.   One moves forward another pushed back. The winner changes and within seconds advances.   Fear charges to bound my hands. Trust thursts the … Continue reading Battle Of Spirit & Flesh (Groans & Grunts)| Christian Poem

Administration & Leading | Spiritual Gifts

In the same way, Moses was told by his father in law that he needed counsels and appointed leaders to help him manage everyone's problems, administrators and leaders help fill this purpose for a church today. (NIV) Romans 12:08, "...if it is to lead, do it diligently..." (ESV) 1 Corinthians 12:28, "And God has appointed … Continue reading Administration & Leading | Spiritual Gifts

Knowledge & Teaching | Spiritual Gifts

God doesn't care what our skill set is. He doesn't care what we are naturally gifted in. What we think we should do could be completely opposite of what God wants. John Bunyan, for example, was a son of a tinker. He was not well learned, yet, God used him to preach and eventually write … Continue reading Knowledge & Teaching | Spiritual Gifts

Helping Others, Serving, Giving | Spiritual Gifts

Not all spiritual gifts will put you front and center in the "spotlight." Truth be told, NONE of them actually should be used for the limelight. But there are spiritual gifts that are designated more for the background. When we think of the body of Christ, maybe we want to be a hand or a … Continue reading Helping Others, Serving, Giving | Spiritual Gifts

Sleeping With The Enemy & Cheating On Christ

Revelation in Proverbs? YUP! In the Bible, adultery is talked about quite a bit. We see people tempted with sexual desire and turn away. But it is important to understand adultery does not only have to relate to sexual desire. For true believers of Jesus, they, the Church, are the Bride to Christ, the Groom. … Continue reading Sleeping With The Enemy & Cheating On Christ

What Is The Gift Of Encouragement

Encouragement is a very special spiritual gift. One that often gets hidden. One that people may feel is not "good enough." But we are all told every part of the Body of Christ (the true Church) is important. Every toe is as important as an eye. (NIV) 1 Thessalonians 4:18, "Therefore encourage one another with … Continue reading What Is The Gift Of Encouragement

What Is The Gift Of Wisdom | Spiritual Gifts

(NIV) Ecclesiastes 7:12, "Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it." (10/13/2020)- A few edits have been added. Seeing as many chapters in the book of Proverbs discuss wisdom, I found it fitting that wisdom be the first spiritual gift I … Continue reading What Is The Gift Of Wisdom | Spiritual Gifts

Are You Praying & Rebuking?

It is important we are constantly lifting up our heart to God and asking Him to reveal to us what we need to give up to Him. (NLT) Psalm 19:12, "How can I know all the sins lurking in my heart? Cleanse me from these hidden faults." (NIV) Psalm 139:23, "Search me, God, and know my heart; … Continue reading Are You Praying & Rebuking?