When I have God in the center of my life, when I am growing in my knowledge and faith, when I listen to the whispers of the Holy Spirit who lives in me, my words and actions will reflect Him. In other words: My theocracy matches my theology.
Paul’s very formal letter to the Ephesians focuses on the core of what it means to be a Christian. Paul talks about both faith and the practice of faith that doesn’t change regardless of any issues or problems in the community. His first three chapters explain God’s creation of a holy people through the death… Read More
God has given each believer the amount of faith that they need. We just have trouble trusting that this is true. When I have doubts, I praise God. When I focus on Him, my access to the faith inside me grows. I am doodling the book of Ephesians now (see my Monday and Tuesday blogs).… Read More
When things in our life our flowing smoothly, we quote this verse with a smile, but then life throws us a curve ball. That’s when we quote this verse in faith, through our tears, and know our real hope for a future. Thanks to the artists and publishers who provide us coloring books where we… Read More
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see…3 By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Hebrews 11:1&3, NLT We cannot see the whole of God, who… Read More
19 And so, dear brothers and sisters, we can boldly enter heaven’s Most Holy Place because of the blood of Jesus. 20 By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place. 21 And since we have a great High Priest who rules over God’s house, 22 let us go right into the presence of God… Read More