“How can you not have a life verse?” asked the pastor at Lynn Valley Full Gospel Church. “A life verse is crucial! It’s an anchor in the storm, a lighthouse in the dark, an embrace on the long, lonely, cold… Read More »How I Found My Life Verse – and How You Can, Too
Are you reluctant to admit that being a Christian is harder than you thought? My husband was once chided at a Bible Study for saying he was having a hard time following Jesus. “No, no, no,” said our fellow believer.… Read More »What to Remember When It’s Hard to Follow Jesus – Matthew 4
These aren’t your typical prayers for healing because they’re inspired by Jesus’ temptation in the desert – even though Jesus wasn’t praying for healing after surgery. I am, and I’m also walking through Matthew. My tips for healing prayers are woven into the accuser’s attempts to destroy Jesus Christ. Also, these “prayers for healing” grew from what Jesus didn’t say and do.
“I delight in disobedience,” laughed a young woman at a Christian women’s retreat. The leader of the session gently chided her, saying, “No. You delight in obedience.” The idea of delighting in obedience — not just learning how to obey… Read More »3 Tools to Help You Obey God’s Call – Echoes of Delight
Some Bible verses have “timeless truths” that are applicable to Christians today. Other Bible verses are descriptive, which means they describe a specific situation, person, or event that happened more than 2,000 years ago. The descriptive Biblical insights aren’t timeless truths for Christians today — though they are valuable for mediation, reflection, and learning about God. How do you figure out the difference?