Love Me

The last night of December, a man many years old settled down late in his bed. Not being one to celebrate the new year’s arrival with all kinds of raucous festivities and with individuals he had never seen before, or ever desired to see again, he had chosen to just reflect on the memories, good…

Recognizing Jesus in Your Storm

“And Peter…walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid” (Matthew 14:29–30). The waves on the sea were truly high, and the wind was truly violent and overwhelmingly turbulent. But Peter did not notice or take them into consideration at first. He simply realized that it…

Room for the King?

“…it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be [enrolled in a census]…And all went to be [enrolled], everyone to his own city.” Luke 2:1,3 “Those days” refers to the time when the Roman Empire came to power. We need to understand…

Your Blessing is Coming – Don’t Give Up

The heavenly Father deals with all who are His children by considering eternity. If you are His child, you know you can count on God, whom you have tested and whose love you have experienced. Do you trust your earthly father? Then consider how much more you should trust your heavenly Father. Since He already…

Do You Have the Wrong Gold?

Pyrite is a mineral of iron sulfide with a metallic appearance of pale yellow and brass. It is often found among other rocks and sulfides, such as slate, quartz, coal or limestone. Because of its resemblance to gold, it is occasionally mistaken for such and has therefore acquired the name “fool’s gold.” While pyrite has…

This is No Time to Sleep

At one point in His ministry here on Earth, Jesus turned to His disciples and told them to “…watch ye therefore and pray…” (Luke 21:36). The Apostle Paul followed with this same advice later, saying: “…let us watch and be sober” (1 Thessalonians 5:6). The true disciples of God must not be caught in spiritual…

Do You Want a Truly Rewarding Life?

God loves us and extends an invitation to us to have real life with Him. He sees our life and He sees our heart, and He will always provide a way to take His Word to the heart of anyone seeking an answer. Knowing and believing His Word is so important that it can mean…

Life is Too Hard

Life is hard, too hard for me and I can’t take it, you say. Life does seem to be so hard lately, yet there is going to be more turmoil coming soon on this Earth, more than it has ever known before—because a great climax between good and evil is about to take place. What…

Who Are We Really Trying to Please?

In our world at present, the main intention of the majority of people seems to be self-gratification. The most common default attitude today is a ‘me first’ mentality. Of course, we will help others, as long as we are taken care of before everyone else. Our line of thinking is, that if we are doing…

Casting Out the Fear that Enslaves Us

What frequently makes us anxious and lacking in courage? Usually it’s fear. Fear can come at us in many different forms through our physical desires, lifestyles, and ambitions. We can find fear woven into ordinary nature adventures, like swimming, scuba diving, cliff climbing, or skydiving. And there are some who experience fear through physical entertainment,…