Thursday, May 27, 2010

Spiritual Starving

Have you ever skipped a meal? How about two? If you have, you know that you’re starving by end of it. All of sudden, things that you never would have touched before look good. We throw all caution aside and eat whatever we can find.

You loss discernment. Everything tastes good. How can you tell what’s really good and what’s so-so? They all taste the same. As Nick told Katie in the movie No Reservations: “A good critical chief has a full stomach.”

What do you think happens when we spiritual starve ourselves? What happens? Soon, we become spiritual hunger and will eat anything, even if it isn’t good for us. Things that you never thought about touching look delicious. We lose our spiritual discernment. Everything tastes so good.

This is a dangerous place to be in.

The Bible is called our bread and living water. When’s the last time you’ve eaten?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Learning from Mistakes

A foolish man doesn’t learn from his mistakes.
A smart man learns from his mistakes.
A wise man learns from other’s mistakes.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Example of Faith

An example of faith was found on the walls of a concentration camp. On it a prisoner had carved the words:

I believe in the sun, even though it doesn’t shine,
I believe in love, even when it’s not shown,
I believe in God, even when he doesn’t speak
-God's Promises for You by Max Lucado

Monday, May 10, 2010

Long & Loud Enough

"If you say something long enough and loud enough, people will believe it." --Adolf Hitler

Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer

"If my people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray
and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven,
and I will forgive their sin
and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

My people. The children of God. That means us. The Church. Not the "Sinners". Not those other people. Us. You. If we, the Church, humble ourselves, if we pray, if we seek his face and turn from our wicked ways, God will forgive us and will our land.

Today, on National Day of Prayer, humble yourself, pray, seek His face, and repent. May God heal our broken land.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Saying "No"

Let’s face it: saying No to a boyfriend/girlfriend who wants sex is hard. It takes a lot of will power and passion for sexual purity.

Word of advice to those who want to be pure: avoid situations where you have to say “no.” Don’t be alone in your boyfriend/girlfriend bed room, go out on a date in public places, etc. Avoid the situations where you may be forced to say “no”.

True Love Waits