Is God a fixed mark on your heart, or just one of many scribblings, having been written, erased, or written over again? "Know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the Lord is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other.” – Deuteronomy 4:39 Is God, and what the Bible tells us about Him, laid to our hearts, with permanence and authority over all our beliefs? The Bible tells us that before Spiritual maturity we are like children, tossed to and fro
After shooting 1300 images of the Perseid meteor shower over 5.5 hours last night(automated), I used software to stack the images on top of each other. Above was the result. Keep in mind this is just a small sample of the wonderous night sky. Simply stunning. "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." - Psalm 19:1 The image above brings to mind the classic hymn lyrics of 'This Is My Father's World' . This is my Father's world,
Fact: Man-made ultra high voltage power lines can carry 800,000 volts. Fact: A God-made tall thunderstorm cloud can hold over 100,000,000 volts of potential. “Ascribe power to God... whose power is in the skies. Awesome is God from his sanctuary... he is the one who gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!” – Psalm 68:34-35 As humans we love to think we have power. We may try to gain it in success, wealth, friendships, work position, knowledge, retweets, the
Food for thought... If a legitimate, Biblical, Christ-following life is a sweet, buttercream frosted, double chocolate cupcake, the only way to have this is with Jesus as the batter itself, providing all the necessary ingredients for a life with God in the Spirit. One cannot simply dress up a world-centered, stuff-loving, fiber bran muffin life with a few Jesus sprinkles on top and claim to be a cupcake. You cannot fool God and your actions will always give away your true ing
Wednesday Devo: “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” - Proverbs 16:9 Some days the wheels just fall off our best laid plans. A great reminder this morning to all of us who like to plan (and think our plans are the best). Sometimes our human plans just do not work out the way we want or expect them to. No matter what though, we can look to God’s word. We know His plans are set for us and have been written for us(Psalm 139:16). His p
"This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life... and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet-a vast army." - Ezekiel 37:5, 10
Picture this: An entire valley blanketed with dry bones. Then by the Word of the God, they are pieced back together, sinews rejoined, skin reupholstered, the works. To end up a standing army.
In the context of the chapter, the bones are symbol
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…” – James 1:17 Technology is a gift. A beautiful, wondrous gift from God. The things He has shown us how to do with technology is incredible, and with it the ability to share the Gospel worldwide is like never before.
The device pictured can splice together two glass fiber optic strands, both being the size of a hair on your head, end to end with near perfection. Mind blown. It is hard to think of life wi
"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made..." - Psalm 139:13-14
Newborn babies are simply spectacular. They are truly miracles from God, every one of them (James 1:17). It is amazing how intricate their bodies are and the process that took place to form them, knitted together by God, observable by science. What evolution has trouble accounting for is the creation of in
"Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!" - Psalm 105:4
What a wonderfully encouraging thought, seeking the Lord continually. Though it is often easier read than done. As a child of God and a follower of Christ there may be times when we love God, but we have no drive to seek him. The furnace of our heart no longer rages hot for Him. What then? Do we give up or give in to indifference? By no means!
We must do our very best to s
“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither.” - Psalm 1:2-3 As we head into summertime and leave the school year behind, schedules and routines begin to change, a little more time frees up. Perfect. What a wonderful time to begin to create the habit of getting into God’s Word and committing some to memory.
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” – Matthew 7:24 The Bible makes it pretty clear. Build your life on obeying Christ and His words; abiding in Christ.
When we abide in Christ, we glorify God(John 15:7-8). Every aspect of our lives should be built around giving God glory. Straight from Jesus’ mouth to us - Loving the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and